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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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  •  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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  • 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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Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

The owners of Szechuan Tokyo restaurant are jazz fans. With the seven-days-a-week requirements of operating a large, new restaurant, they didn't get out to the New York clubs like they used to. Worse, there were precious few venues in the greater Hartford area for them to go to see good live jazz. So they decided to give a jazz program a chance. And what a jazz program it's become. In just one year, this venue has attracted names like Brad Leali, Jimmy Greene, Houston Person, Chris and Dan Brube …
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TUESDAYS AT SZE-TOK ARE NOT JUST "FOR MUSICIANS ONLY"

Hello, Jazz Fans! We need you to help support our Tuesday "Jam Szechuan" with the Bill Holloman Quartet. On past Tuesdays, the jazzmen (and women) coming to support and jam with Bill and his crew hailed from as far away as Fort Worth, Texas (OK, he was just visiting). Musicians have been bringing their instruments down to the restaurant …