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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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Rez Abbasi

Rez Abbasi

29.01.2011

Rez Abbasi Concert

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Rez Abbasi Group performs new music which will feature an eclectic blend of western and eastern sounds. Incorporating the electric sitar guitar along with two soprano/tenor saxophonist, acoustic bass and drums allows Rez this unique texture. New York critic David Adler says "Abbasi is probably the most underrated guitarist in town." …
29.01.2011

Rez Abbasi Group

Published in News Story
Performing original music influenced by western and eastern overtones, the Rez Abbasi Group will once again bring down the house. Considered to be "Probably the most underrated guitarist in town" by New York jazz critic David Adler , Abbasi's music utilizes a variety of textures including the use of his electric sitar guitar. Compositions such as "Hindu-Myth" (influenced by Paul Hindemith) or "Destiny Owes You", are brilliant examples of the kind of subtlety used by Abbasi to create a balance of …
Rising modern jazz talents collaborate in a unique and engaging concert series when the Rez Abbasi/Christian Howes Quartet makes public appearances March 30th April 15. They will treat audiences to their unique blend of jazz, combining a mid-western mentality with the exoticism of India, utilizing a hybrid instrument called the sitar-guitar. Abbasi comments, "The strings of the guitar and violin played together form a texture rarely heard in modern jazz and, in the hands of Christian and myself, …