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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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  • 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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  •  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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Hillsboro Jazz breaks its tradition of showcasing traditional jazz to include smooth jazz saxophonist Mark Douthit to the lineup.This Nashville resident has played alto,…
Roberto Perera merges the Paraguayan harp with a contemporary jazz lineup in the 12-track album "Sensual."Exotic and romantic are two adjectives that can be used …
Master percussionist and vibraphonist Bernard Sweetney releases his third 10-track album D.C. Cabdriver. Presenting a musical style that provides easy listening plea…
"Back to the Groove" is San Diego guitarist Patrick Yandall's fourth album release. The 12-track album features the best jazz contributors, including Carl Evans Jr.,…
Richmond, Virginia native Jim Adkins makes a "Turning Point" in his life with a 10-track album produced by Smooth Jazz Award winner Ken Navarro and recognition of being a t…
New Orleans native and Galatic drummer Stanton Moore hopes to leave a reflection of his personality with fans with his second solo release "Flyin' the Koop."His first album…
Modern Groove Syndicate, a Richmond, Va.-based quintet, shares a bit of its unusual sound in the form of a six-track self-titled album.Joel DeNunzio, Todd Herrington, Da…
Saxophonist Paul Kendall and drummer Bob Leto bring a mixture of original bebop tunes in a nine-track album, "Red Top." The duo met while playing at Sonny's Place in New Yo…
For those who wish to expand jazz music beyond a single category, this album is for you.Uniting the worlds of classical, jazz and world music into one, Respectable Groov…
A "jam" band or a funky jazz band? That is the question for listeners to decide as Mystery Feet serves up an appetizer on the eight-tract album, "Walk the Walk."A…