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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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  • 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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  •  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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Crossroads, the new album from saxophonist Peter Sommer, is a sumptuous array of post-bop jazz that listeners will enjoy hearing in their car, favorite restaura…
From dissonant sounding imbroglios to funky New Orleans-vibed grooves and ragtime-blues jamborees, Mostly Other People Do The Killing provide audiences with entertaining…

Whether Jeff Coffin’s ensemble Mu’tet are washed away by the lithesome passing of Coffin’s breezy saxophone glides or latch onto grand-slam ragtime riverboat jamborees, …

The gentle voicing of Lizzy Parks highlights the orchestral tones of the swirling strings as a canopy of silky piano droplets canvass the songs on her latest CD Rais…
NuGroove Records has unleashed the new album Heat from smooth jazz designer Michael Lington. Lington’s saxophone playing is smoking with soft wafting fumes that e…
Bassist/composer Bruno Raberg has released a new double CD called Lifelines on his label Orbis Music. The album showcases an eclectic world of music carrying an a…
The Gerry Eastman Quintet lets listeners remember what classic jazz was like when the soft mood music of Count Basie and Archie Shepp dominated the jazz club’s dining ha…
From the moment you hear Annie Sellick sing the opening lines, "The way I see it, you just can’t win it" from Joni Mitchell’s song "Free Man In Paris," you feel like she…
Composer, reed and woodwind instrumentalist Rob Mosher takes awe-inspiring flights with his chamber music group Storytime in his compositions for their debut album Th…
Torchlight jazz has a very fine wag to its strolling gait when singer Roberta Donnay comes on board its trolley. From a bluesy soul temperament in "Put It Where You Want…