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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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Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Independent jazz musicians on any level have an extremely difficult time getting heard or recognized. As more and more traditional marketing outlets such as jazz radio a…
One of the sexiest instruments in jazz can be found in the saxophone. Plus, if one takes it another further, the alto and soprano sax reigns supreme as the most romantic…
Staying on top as one of contemporary jazz’s premier innovators is not always easy, especially in an environment that is constantly evolving and very eclectic. One group…
The collaboration between vocalist Randy Crawford and pianist Joe Sample has always been tantamount to being one of the best musical pairings in contempora…
When listening to Jeff Golub, one hears a side of him as a smooth jazz musician that does not fit the norm of a radio invented style of music. As a stellar guitarist in …
The passionate embrace of jazz as an art form is often obscured by the inability of commercial interests to see this genre of music as an art form of immense importance.…
By any measure, Canadian born Dave Dunlop’s first CD as a leader sounds like a piece of work that has stood the test of measurement in terms of authenticity and creativi…
During the 1960s and '70s, jazz was a universal commodity and reverberated continuously across the airwaves of radio, especially so in a style of music known as soul jaz…
It has been almost five years since keyboardist Lao Tizer has granted us with CD access to his unique skills as a jazz musician. However, Lao has not been sitting around…
In 2004, a group of jazz artists came together and recorded one of the finest tribute albums ever conceived entitled Forever, For Always, For Luther, a release th…