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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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  • 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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  • 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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Michael Laprarie

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Judicious placement of swinging originals and timeless standards within a solid framework of acoustic traditional jazz defines Jon-Erik Kellso's newest effort, Blue R…
Europeans have always approached jazz from their own unique perspective, treating it as an art form to be studied and preserved, yet simultaneously savoring it as a vital e…
In 1941 the Mills Novelty Company introduced the Panoram, a combination movie projector and juke box. When patrons inserted a dime, they were treated to a low budget three …
Freshness is a quality of jazz that both excites and vexes its younger players. Unlike the mass-market driven "freshness" of pop music, the freshness of jazz lies solely in…
Barely in his thirties, jazz pianist Eric Lewis has already covered a vast expanse of musical ground. He took top prize at the 1999 Thelonious Monk International Piano Comp…
Saxophonist Perry Conticchio has been performing around the Washington, D. C. area for almost thirty years. During that time he became an established figure in the "new mus…
Portland, Oregon native-turned Chicago jazz scene pillar, John Goldman, provides a multi-course musical buffet on his newest effort In Walked Pierre. The CD derives …
Sax in the City (not to be confused with the New York based saxophone quartet of the same name) is a compilation effort produced by New York saxophonist and composer…
The liner notes to Bill Moring's new effort Way Out East include a quote by guitarist John Hart: "This is a jazz record; this ain't no bulls**t." There's probably no…
Journey Home is pianist Dana Landry's initial solo album effort. A regular in the Denver, Colorado jazz scene as well as director of jazz studies at the University o…
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