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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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  •  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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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Michele Richardson

Michele Richardson

Rodney Richardson, famed and beloved bassist, passed away this morning (Saturday, October 29, 2005) at the age of 88. From New Orleans and a professional musician in his teens, Rodney has been friends with, and worked with, some of the world's most illustrious musicians...Basie, Ellington, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Harlan Leonard, the Kansas City Seven, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Miles, Dizzy, Buddy Rich, Monk, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, Freddy Cole, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Wi …