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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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  • 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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By any stretch of recognition, Bob James is one of the most significant keyboardist in contemporary jazz. For more than 30 years, James has dotted the j…
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One of the most revealing and personal experiences in jazz is an opportunity to see and hear an artist during a live solo performance. In every aspect of one's eclectic …
For more than 30 years, Spyro Gyra has been an integral part of the contemporary jazz scene; on top of that, the group has survived the highs and lows of an ever-…
Ten years ago, Havana, Cuban born guitarist Luis Mario Ochoa released his first recorded effort. Since that time, Luis and his band of merry men have blazed and embellis…
The exploration of jazz comes in many unique flavors and styles, one of which is a phenomenon known as jazz funk. Over time, numerous artists and groups have either perf…
Just in case you have not heard, a new category of jazz has begun to gain prominence amongst a multitude of jazz beginners and connoisseurs. Although it is rather questi…
Ryan Lum and Anji Bee have run the gamut of the recording industry as collaborators on practically every aspect of songwriting as well as track remixing. I…
Some of the finest influences and innovators in jazz have been women; however, very few have made a name for themselves when speaking of widespread recognition. In addit…
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