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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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  • 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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E.M.P. Project is a jazz trio based in the southern United States. Ellis, Moore and Perkinson first met while attending college, and they would regularly play together in a…
Simple Life is the third album released by B.D. Lenz and his group, and it is their first since being signed on to jazz label Apria Records. It features ten original…
This album marks the first release in a series of duo recordings by guitarist Kevin Van Sant and other jazz musicians, this time being veteran saxophonist Frank Corbi. A se…
Having begun as the Strange Brew Trio in 1999, the Ryan Mackstaller Trio was "rooted in the music of John Scofield, Monk, Miles Davis, and Rashaan Roland Kirk." In 2001, Ma…
Nick Kepics was born in Tarentum, PA, in 1949. Self-taught for the most part, he has been a working musician in various local bands during the past 40 years. Nick loves to …
Ron Jackson is well established as an international jazz performer, having performed in over 30 countries in bands and ensembles. He already has three CDs out under his own…