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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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    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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Saturday, September 17th at 6pm is the date to save for an evening of jazz presented by the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) annual benefit concert event. This year’s musical guess star is veteran jazz saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell. The event is held annually to sponsor young adult’s college education from the New Jersey area. Tickets are on sale now. Please contact the New Jersey region chapter of the UNCF at (973) 642-1955 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Soulful Radio Network is pleased to announce the official launch of a new station exclusively dedicated to the music of Modern Contemporary Jazz Maverick Alfonzo Blackwell.

New York, NY (USA) 2010 marks an exciting year for the Soulful Radio Network and music impresario Alfonzo Blackwell. SoulfulRadioNetwork.com the soulful internet radio network The Soulful Radio Network is excited to announce 8 new channels added to the existing 16 channel internet radio network, which now boasts a tota

New York, NY (USA) It’s a very exciting year for Utopia Records Founder and CEO/President Alfonzo Blackwell and his staff members. 2010 marks Mr. Blackwell’s 15th Anniversary in the music recording business industry and Team Utopia has been geared up prior to the annual New York City Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve which took place on December 31, 2009. The New York native is enjoying every moment of this historic year so far and shows no sign of slowing down. The record label executive
New York, NY (USA) American Jazz Saxophonist/Composer/Producer Alfonzo Blackwell is an African-American musician and entertainer who marks 2010 as his fifteenth year recording in the music business. He has much to celebrate with the major contributions to American music history and Black music history that he has made.

The multi-talented and gifted artist burst onto the contemporary jazz music scene in 1995 and has been releasing his unique and soulful blend of heartfelt and thought-provokin

(New York, NY) Beautiful Baritone Saxophonist Rebecca Buxton can blow her saxophone with the best of them. The funkadelic track "Step Back" through Utopia Records is a display of her mean sax play. Backed by legendary music impresario Alfonzo Blackwell’s lush songwriting, production, arrangement and multi-instrumental work, Ms. Buxton delivers on this funk masterpiece that gets everyone up and dancing to the soulful grooves. Visit the official Utopia Records website to hear and download the hot
New York, NY (USA) Utopia Records is pleased and honored to announce the new exclusive single-track release of "Human Nature" which was produced, arranged, performed, mixed and engineered by music veteran Alfonzo Blackwell. The multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist masterminds the orchestration of a flawless live performance on the soprano saxophone, electric bass, acoustic guitar accompanied by drum, percussion and piano/keyboard programming resulting in a one-man band; he effortlessly displ
New York, NY (USA) The American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke (PTES) campaign initiative is gearing up for an exciting and major event this Friday, May 7, 2010. The 4th Annual Power Awards Gala celebration is coming to the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City. The event will be hosted by comedian George Willborn with special guest appearances/performances by Cissy Houston, Alfonzo Blackwell, Cassandra Wilson, Smokie Norful, Melinda Watts, Myron Butler, the Army National Guard,
New York, NY (USA) Well, it’s still awards season and the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards is coming up later this month on Friday, April 23 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards is an annual awards event that is one of the hottest tickets in Canada. 2010 marks its sixth year in production. This year’s recipient of the awards show’s top honor, the George Benson Lifetime Achieve Award will be presented to legendary jazz icon David Sanborn. The official anno