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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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  • 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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  • 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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Natasha Mitchell

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Innovative and constructive would be two words to describe the selections on the album "Black Eyes."Flutist Gerald Beckett has a powerful way of expressing a extensive r…
Masquerade is a celebration of life inspired by passion and a love of all things eclectic and cosmopolitan. Samantha Siva does a good job of getting the message across as s…
The Christmas holidays may be over, but pianist Jim Wilson creates sentimental, jubilant, poignant holiday music that could be enjoyed at any time."My First Christmas Wi…
Keyboardist Jeff Lorber helped pioneer the music genres now known as smooth jazz and new adult contemporary.Following the release of Samson Record's 2001 release, "Kicki…
Washington, D.C., jazz pianist Marcus Johnson follows up with a live album, "Marcus Johnson in Person: Live at Blues Alley." The eight-track compilation features live arran…
Many fans may remember Victor Bailey as sideman in such groups as Weather Report, Weather Update, Steps Ahead, the Urban Knights, Petite Blonde, the Bill Evans Group and Za…
Vincent, Sian and Quinet Plays are some of the various artists that make up the 12-track compilation, "Soul Obsession."The album brings the best music, showcasing up-hou…
A mixture of street sounds with traditional sounds of Southern countries best describes "Caravana" by Digital Bled. The group is the brain child of Joao Pedro Veloso Rodrig…
North of Soul is the sole project of Montreal clothier Richard Scala, who wished to produce an album that portrayed classic '60s soul music. He financed this project, enlis…
Jazz fans may associate Lori Bell best for her work with jazz trio, Interplay. Now, Bell has branched out on her own, producing the self-titled nine-track album.The cent…