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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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  • 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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  • 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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Swing-jazz vocalist Lisa Hearns demonstrates the pleasing warm acoustics of Sheila Cooper and the dreamy-pop glaze of Dena DeRose on her debut album, I Got It Bad & That…
Perfect Timing, the debut release from classic jazz vocalist Barbara King showcases this lioness’ creamy textured timbres and inspirational voicing to the hilt. H…
Fujii Orchestra New York is pianist-composer Satoko Fujii’s longest standing big band making their debut in 1997. The group’s latest release, Summer Suite contain…
When the husband and wife team of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura come together, the recording is always special like their latest release Chun.…
Classic jazz bassist-composer Jon Burr has a catalog of music that spans across the last three decades virtually non-stop. Whether he has fronted his own jazz quartet or…
Jazz pianist Garry Dial and folk singer Terre Roche have undertaken an ambitious project, bringing countries together with a gallery of national anthems. The collection …
Cynthia Hilt delves into the traditional side of jazz on her latest release Second Story Breeze. The soulful register of her vocals in the title track is remini…
Progressive-jazz trumpeter Herb Robertson is leading a new band into worldwide prestige. Accompanied by trumpeter Dave Ballou, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer Tom Rainey…
Jazz vocalist Marcus Goldhaber helps you start your morning right with a mellifluous register that makes you enjoy waking up to, and eases you comfortably into the day. …
Harana is a type of music from the Philippines that encompasses the smooth folksy nocturnes and rootsy serenade stylizing of the South Pacific, which became famous in th…