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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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29.01.2011

Leon Ware

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Oh Wonderful Internet! Before the World Wide Web was at our fingertips, I wonder what journalists all around the world had to go through to research certain subjects, issues, people. You had to perform real detective-work for your little bit of salary. Libraries, archives and memories of fellow friends and colleagues had to be contacted; a tremendous amount of work was accomplished being a P.I. And today? Punching in Leon Ware’s name in your preferred search-engine opens up a ton of information, …
29.01.2011

Ola Onabule

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Ola Onabule’s new album on his own Rugged Ram Record Label is the fifth in a series of highly critically acclaimed masterpieces within their own universe of Soul, Jazz, Funk, Afro and Dancefloor, even hints of Blues.

In over a decade as a musician, Ola, descending from Nigeria, and considering London his home, blended the aforementioned into something unique, something real and something you can LISTEN to! Get this: Ola Onabule didn’t only release his albums on his own label; he produced and …

29.01.2011

Josh Workman

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
The one thing that seems to be the missing link between jazz and entertainment is the one thing Josh Workman uses as a tool to melt contemporary jazz, rockabilly, blues, rock and pop into something new-- something vital and vibrant: It’s fun.

"Jumpin’ at the Border," (Tetrachord Music) gives it all away and spits out a promise that guitar virtuoso Workman keeps gracefully. Although in the business for more than 25 years, "Jumpin’ at the Border" is Workman’s debut CD. The 16 tracks offer more …