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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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    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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Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Patrick Forgas has been making music for the last four decades, and now in the heart of his fifth one, he still has not run out of id…
Fusion guitarist Jake Hertzog has his own style of playing, his own way of harmonizing and, I dare to say, showboating. By showboating, I mean he knows how to make waves…
Bassist-composer Eric Revis, who might be best known for his recordings and performances with Betty Carter and Branford Marsalis, has released his second solo album, …
Pianist Rob Albanese and saxophonist Ira Sullivan join forces on One Way/Detour, supported by bassist Tom Kennedy and drummer Willard Dyson. The title of the album i…
Jazz-fusion guitarist Lee Jones is an up and coming protégé of 80s dance-fused jazz, recalling of Chuck Mangione and Steely Dan. Though Jones was merely a toddler in the…
Guitarist Ronny Smith developed his trademark salve for making evenly flame broiled smooth jazz swath in gorgeous harmonic forms and lounging grooves on his 2007 record,
Scott Reeves Quintet’s new release, Shape Shifter was recorded live over the band’s two-night stint from March 14th to March 15th, 2008 at Cecil’s Jazz Club in We…
Radam Schwartz has a reputation for making organ-based soul jazz with an aroma that is rooted in America’s South. Tinseled in smooth funk beats and dales of classic bop …
The union of jazz organist Dave Siebels and pianist Gordon Goodwin along with the 17-piece orchestra of the Big Phat Band creates a musical feast fraught with jittering …
Gypsy Schaeffer is the moniker used by the jazz quartet fronted by trombone player Joel Yennior. The group’s latest release New Album is a wild jam session that t…
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