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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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  • 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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Richard C. Anderson

Richard C. Anderson

So long as there are musicians like Kenny Garrett around, jazz has nothing to worry about. Garrett’s one off those players who gets into the music, penning compelling compositions, then exploring them deeply and thoroughly with a band of hand-picked, like-minded musicians.

The saxophonist has a new CD out, Standard of Language, and, as on his 10 earlier discs, it contains plenty of hot burning and hard blowing, a few soulful ballads, and the prodigious talent of the young stars (or soo …

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