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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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    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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Buster Williams is gearing up for his latest recording-one unlike any he has done before. With the help of the legendary Brazilian guitarist/composer Toninho Horta, the pair will embark on their first ArtistShare fan-funded project taking the fans on a journey of the exploration of the influence of Brazilian music in American Jazz.

Fans will have the opportunity to interact directly with Buster and Toninho while following the creative process of these two musical masters as they explore …
Two Shade, the debut release from pianist Gerald Clayton features interactive, dynamic trio playing. This week, we'll meet the band which consists of Joe Sanders on bass, and Justin Brown on drums. Joseph Sanders, was raised with the sound of the Church, and he showed interest at an early age in the bass. In middle school, since there was only a classical program, Sanders switched from electric to Double Bass. Upon receiving a scholarship for inner-city youth, he was entitled to study for five y …
It would be quite an understatement to say that the Clayton family is musically-inclined. This year, three Claytons-John, Jeff and Gerald-received Grammy nominations. Brothers John and Jeff Clayton were nominated for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group" for their record "Brother to Brother."

Brother to Brother is a compilation of music inspired by songs composed by and/or performed by some of the many brother groups in jazz. John Clayton had the following to say about th
With the belief that the true value of music lies in an artist’s individual creativity and the unique process that each artist uses to create their music, ArtistShare provides a unique atmosphere for musicians to prosper and grow. This year three ArtistShare fan-funded projects have received Grammy nominations:

The Clayton Brothers' (http://www.artistshare.com/news/?pt=2071) album "Brother to Brother" received a nomination in the category Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Gro
Dani Gurgel's long awaited release "Agora" was recently released on ArtistShare on September 16th. It features a wide range of talented, Brazilian composers mixing traditional styles with modern grooves, all while featuring the fantastic voice of Dani Gurgel.

Watch this amazing band, and take a listen to what they have to say about the music and the new project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE22uenrUhw

In Dani's own words:

This project is inspired on the serie
Gerald Clayton's debut album was released on ArtistShare on July 1st. It has already been getting rave reviews by everyone from the New York Times to jazz.com. Recently, it was voted in the Top 10 Must Have CD's by the Audiophiliac, a part of C-Net. Two Shade made the list along with other acts like Elvis Costello and John Mellencamp.

Steve Guttenburg of the Audiophiliac had this to say about Two Shade:

'Clayton's nimble piano trio delivers hard-driving pieces and explosive impr
Two-Shade, the long anticipated debut recording from pianist Gerald Clayton, was officially released in the US through ArtistShare® on July 1st, 2009. At the age of 25, Clayton is already a veteran of the Jazz music scene and has built a strong following through his extensive work with the top musicians in the field such as Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall, Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Al Foster, Terrell Stafford, Clark Terry, Benny Green, Tamir Hendelman and, of course, The Cl
Kate Schutt's new release, "Telephone Game" was released on ArtistShare on July 4th, and already it is receiving rave reviews, along with a number of features. One track, "Take me with You", was featured as NPR's "Song of the Day" on July 15th. You can read that review here: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106638534

Recently, Kate was featured in VenusZine, speaking about the process of writing and recording "Telephone Game". That review can be read here: www.venuszine.com/