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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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  • 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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The other day at work, another of my Jazz crazed Co-workers, Mike Cobb called me into his office and said, "You've gotta listen to this!" Mike and I are alike in the fact t…
Tenor saxman Don Braden delivers his own special musical treat to jazz fans with his new release, "The voice of the saxophone". Don's vibrant busy sounding saxophone speaks…
Come feel the vibes given off by Stefan Bauer and his band on their latest release, "Best of Two Worlds". Stefan has assembled an all-star lineup for this release. Stefan c…
Soulful is the word that best describes what Grover did with this album. I have always been a Grover fan from way back in the days of "Winelight" (Who didn't love this albu…
The Jazz Review is always on the look-out for young new talent to inform its members about. Well we have found one of the best new female jazz vocalists around. We found Lo…
Strong, sultry, and very satisfying is how I would describe Doc's latest CD. Doc plays a classic Gibson electric guitar which he can pick clean note after clean note. In my…
While Art Porter's music has an uplifting and refreshing style, it saddens me to realize that we will never hear another new composition of tunes from this talented musicia…
Arbors Records has put out a great recording by one of the most brilliant upright bass players, Bob Haggart. In this CD Haggart is accompanied by John Bunch on piano, and B…
This is one of my favorite albums that I have ever bought. It is very good in scat improvising and trumpet playing. I bought this after my "History of Jazz" instructor at c…
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