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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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  • 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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  • 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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Nathan Holaway

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Otis Jackson Jr. (aka "Madlib") has concocted an intoxicating mix of classic Blue Note material and truly put his own stamp on it. Just like the title suggests, Madlib has …
Never judge an album by the cover! That's the lesson here. With really cheesy graphics on the cover, most people browsing for some new jazz, would probably not pick this on…
Christine Fawson is jazz chanteuse who happens to play the trumpet. Odd you may say, but it's true! Fawson has a peppy, "happy" style of singing, and she really shows it on…
It's not unheard of for some trios not to use any type of drums or percussion instruments. So, is the case here with The Circle of Willis' self-titled album. With th…
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