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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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  • 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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Ryan Meagher (pronounced "marr") is a young, New York City-based guitarist-composer who bridges the gap between smooth jazz and modern pop on his debut release Atroef…
Next Page is Yotam Silberstein’s debut release on Posi-Tone Records. Quite the smooth player, Silberstein’s guitar work has a creative flare relatable to Les Paul and a …
Individual jazz communities are notorious for fostering a creative environment where jazz musicians can flourish. Los Angeles-based musicians have taken this a step furt…
Choro, bossa nova and samba rhythms which are native to Brazil, are the primary focus of Hendrik Meurkens new release, Samba To Go. The recording features Meurken…
Saxophonist Rocco John Iacovone’s latest offering, Devotion is a veritable tribute to the musicians and artists who have influenced his style of playing, and impa…
Swedish instrumentalist Lars Danielsson, whose merits include playing the bass, cello and violin and being an admirable composer and arranger, has music running through …
Pianists Joachim Kühn and Michael Wollny make for a stirring combination on their latest venture, Live At Schloss Elmau. Recorded live on September 10, 2008 at Sc…
Guitarist Nick Granville has a lengthy history, starting out as a rock guitarist in his native New Zealand and then moving on to becoming a highly successful session mus…
The Brandqvist/Bengmark Quartet make music that bridges jazz with traditional Swedish-folk, displaying similar features to the melodic textures and harmonic forms of the…
The gypsy-jazz sextet, Gaucho bring back the jangly country-swing grooves of riverboat bands and the emotive nature of Russian-based folk dances on their latest album, D…