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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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  • 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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  • 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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Chicago violinist and composer Diane Delin graces the hearts of her fanbase with an 11-track album, "The Talking Stick."The "talking stick" is referred to the vio…
Brian Whistler and Pablo Rodriguez define the elements of jazz and pop with world flavors in the 11-track album, "Forgotten Voices," a result of a 15-year collaborat…
Crisp and clear is the sound of the 11-track John Celona's BlueCity album "CityLights." A newly formed avante-garde music sextet, the BlueCity bring a range of classical, c…
New York native Boney James is one of the most versatile instrumentalists on the contemporary jazz scene. After his 2000 collaboration "Shake It Up" with Rick Braun comes h…
Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist Diana Krall continues to dazzle fans with a 10-track album, "The Look of Love." A follow-up to her 1999 platinum-selling album, "W…
Rotterdam, Holland, native Renee Doruyter presents a second project, "Hooked on Romance," featuring standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Lerner and Loewe, etc. Althou…
The Black Liberated Arts Center Inc. (BLAC) will host the 18th annual Charlie Christian Jazz Festival on June 6-7, 2003 at Remington Park infield, 1 Remington Place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The event, formerly known as the Deep Deuce Jazz Festival, will feature up to 16 local and regional jazz artists as well as headliners Branford Marsalis and Isaac Hayes. The festival will begin from 6 p.m. to midnight June 6 with mostly local and regional music, and noon to midnight June 7 with c …

The Black Liberated Arts Center Inc. has announced jazz band BoneSoir, featuring Oklahoma City natives Maurice and Louie Spears, and bluesman Little Milton will perform June 4-5 at the 19th annual Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival, at corner of NE 36 and Lincoln Boulevard.

Other headliners include Detroit, Michigan, female quintet Straight Ahead, Tulsa, Oklahoma native Grady Nichols, Naima Shambourguer and Company, 411 Band, Phil Mitchell and Quartet, Russell Malone

The 21st annual Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival will begin at 7 p.m. June 6 with a live jam session at Club Spyce, 319 E Sheridan in Bricktown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Musicians can bring their instruments and perform with house band Lonnie Easter and Friends.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, saxophonist Grady Nichols will square off with Dallas, Texas, saxophonist Tom Braxton at 7:30 p.m. June 8 in the Battle of the Bands at Bricktown Brewery in Oklahoma Cit …

Ah, the Sweetest Sound Jazz in June Music Festival is Here!

Norman, OK The Norman Arts Council is pleased to highlight the 23rd annual Jazz in June music festival in this month. The festival will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 22 and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 23 at Brookhaven Village located at NW 36th and Robinson and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 24 at Andrews Park located at Daws St. and Webster in downtown Norman.

Thursday night’s jazz festivities will