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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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  • 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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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Sheldon T. Nunn

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Once upon a time in the kingdom of jazz, the term "legend" meant that an artist’s contribution to his chosen craft was significant enough to change the overall sc…
Multi-instrumentalist Chico Freeman is arguably one of the most talented musicians of his time. As a post bop constituent, Chico stands as a dominant and prolific…
Anyone with any knowledge of saxophonist Boney James will immediately recognized the fact that he is the ultimate funkateer. His urban-influenced smooth jazz is c…
Carlos Santana is most notably the most recognized name in rock history. His contributions to the genres of rock, R&B, pop, fusion jazz and Latin music are phenomenal. I…
Smooth jazz has often been accused of being nothing more than sterile elevator music with little to offer except a warm and fuzzy feeling of melancholy. Many critics inc…
Jazz is one of America’s most indigenous art forms and can often be the most misunderstood. As one examines jazz's rich heritage and history as a medium of interpretive …
For whatever the reason, Joyce Cooling seldom gets the recognition that she deserves. By any stretch, her music is melodic, soulful and genuinely entertaining, in…
Roger Cairns is a voice activated jazz artist who has recorded a CD entitled A Scot in LA. When listening to Roger’s album, I found his vocal style to be e…
The many variables that allows and artist or a group to come together under one common denominator of intuitive creativity is the basis point for eclectic stylized jazz.…
The first time I heard Main Gazane's CD entitled Hip Space, I knew beyond the shadow of any doubt that I had hit the mother load of smooth jazz compatibility. A…