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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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  • 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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  •  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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Swedish pianist Maggi Olin continues to explore new territory on her release Le Specialité. Olin incorporates various shades and tonal color into her compositions…
Dr. Margie Baker is a singer who loves to have fun while invoking a heavy dose of spiritual and gospel elements into the mix. For her, performing live is the ultimate form …
Dominic Ashworth is a guitarist of note on the British Jazz Scene. His style of playing runs deep with heartfelt rhythmic and melodic excursions. Portraits is a cohe…
Solar is a group of musicians with great musical depth and vision. Suns Of Cosmic Consciousness features originals as well as time honored classics. When listening to th…
Belgian harmonicist Toots Thielemans has long been considered one of the finest musicians ever. Now there is a new kid on the block. French born Frederic Yonnet has release…
Helen Keane always had a sharp ear when it came to music. After all, she worked with the late pianist Bill Evans for many years as both manager and producer. It is with thi…
Saxophonist Rich Halley continues to explore new avenues on his latest release, Mountains And Plains. Working in a trio setting, Halley offers up a robust yet clean …
Heavily influenced by Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Osibisa and Hugh Masakela, Toronto based Mr. Something Something incorporates their own rhythmic stylings into an impressive …
Guitarist Christopher Woitach's release Family is a rich blend of original compositions and swinging guitar. Working with a fine group of musicians, Woitach has a…
Guitarist Jesse Batiuk's debut release Bluephoria features a blend of simple melodies and smooth improvisations. He is featured on all instruments, with the guitar a…