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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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  •  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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  • 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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Saxophonist Tom Braxton has been a mainstay in bassist Wayman Tisdale’s band for many years. During Tom’s tenure with Wayman, he has recorded five albums and has …
Keyboardist Gregg Karukas is a rare gem that has managed to outshine many of his contemporaries, yet he is devoid of widespread recognition. Since 1987, he has re…
Guitarist Earl Klugh is one of the last unsung emissaries of modern jazz. For more than thirty years, Earl has adopted a posture that has allowed him to survive t…
In smooth jazz, many artists are often relegated into obscurity for reasons other than artistic merit. When speaking with program directors at various radio stations, ma…
Musically speaking, the sweet melodic sound of the human voice is considered by many to be the first known instrument. In jazz, vocalese has been one of the driving forc…
It has been three years since keyboardist extraordinaire Joe McBride recorded his last CD, but as recently as September 2005, Joe has since returned with a brand …
Under the random umbrella of smooth jazz semantics, numerous artists arise and fall on a generic and sometimes chaotic approach to contemporary jazz. Although the genre …
Jeffrey Osborne has been a contemporary musical icon for more than 30 years, first as a member of the R&B group L.T.D. and then as a solo vocalist. In that amount…
For more than 25 years, Hiroshima has followed a long-standing tradition of excellence by combining traditional Asian stylized music with R&B and jazz in a contemporary …
Earl Howard is known primarily as a virtuoso saxophonist; however, over time he has quietly become one of the most innovative and successful saxophonists of his generati…