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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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  • 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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  • 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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Over the years, there have been a number of recordings celebrating the music of John Coltrane (McCoy Tyner, Arkadia Jazz All Stars and Elvin Jones to name but a few). Giant…
Prophetz of Time and Space consists of some of the greatest studio musicians in the industry. Some names might be familiar to listeners. Jerry Goodman goes way back to the …
Jason Miles has been involved in music for many years. He has recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, Argentinean sax great Gato Barbieri, and Sting to name but a few. His …
Accomplished guitarist Steve Hancoff scores another winner with The Single Petal Of A Rose. Made up of various Ellington, Strayhorn and Carney compositions, Hancoff's intim…
For many years, drummer/percussionist Barry Romberg has been a fixture on the Canadian jazz scene. That Magic Thread has him exploring new territory with an interesting gro…
Satoko Fujii's never ending quest for musical exploration is evident throughout Illusion Suite. A tour de force of considerable depth. Dresser and Black are the web which F…
Linda Pettersson is a vocalist with a bright future. Following in the steps of other Swedish singers such as Alice Babs, Pettersson's easy going style is sure to appeal to …
Veteran Swedish sax player Hakan Brostrom leads an inspired group through some swinging numbers on Do You Remember?. Brostrom fires on all cylinders with ferocity an…
Canadian born vocalist/guitarist Chantal Chamberland shines on her latest release Serendipity Street. Edith Piaf, Artie Shaw, and Ella Fitzgerald are just a few of t…
Swedish band, Oddjob, are not afraid to take chances. Koyo showcases the many talents of this up and coming group. With intricate compositions and stellar arrangemen…