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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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  • 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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Susan Frances

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In Mark Garvey's book Come Together: The Official John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Guide Music And Video, the award winning author goes behind the ...
Rob Tardik, a 2010 Guitarist of the Year nominee for the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, resonates of good cheer on his newest CD The Right Time. Playing all electri…
Composer/pianist Monika Herzig is heralding in the holiday season with her latest release Peace On Earth, featuring her long-time guitarist Pete Kienie. Originall…
Guitarist/composer Joshua Breakstone takes audiences over rivers, through the woods, and traipsing across yellow brick roads in No One New, his fifth release on C…
Have you ever wondered what the colors of the rainbow would sound like if they could sing? It is pretty much what guitarist Lawrence Blatt has done on his latest recordi…
Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans shows himself to be fluent at making melodic compounds that leap off the pages as they go through various stages of metamorphosis, in…
Recorded on August 11 and 12, 2006 at the Smoke Jazz and Supper Club in New York City, Live At Smoke from Challenge Records shows the David Berkman Quartet to be …
Before Wynton, Branford and Jason Marsalis, there was their father pianist Ellis Marsalis who in 1985 recorded a cool jazz album with tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris name…
Saxophonist Stacy Dillard loads his songs with good vibrations, exhibiting playful frolics and animated motifs that put quite a zing in the listener’s steps. Dillard’s l…
Singer-songwriter Marie Daulne (aka Zap Mama) has a regal air that coats her songs in beads of sonic beauty. ReCreation is a synthesis of Afro-beats, Brazilian sh…