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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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  •  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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Steve Monroe

Steve Monroe

Oh, if I only I had been smart enough to continue those clarinet lessons in grade school. Maybe I’d have a niche all my own like Todd Marcus. Well, it’s not all his own …
If you were awaiting the release of pianist Benito Gonzalez’ first album with the anticipation that it would be a great feast of musicality, you certainly have a treat in s…
If you’re a guy like me, there’s always something fresh and anticipatory about a debut CD by a female jazz vocalist, a romantic kind of excitement that makes you anxious…