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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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  • 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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  • 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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Tanya Kotan

Tanya Kotan

When I first heard 3D’s Ritmo de Vida, I was left with a feeling of interest, so I played it again, and felt a sense of respect for the two composers, guitarist…
Many CDs are saturated with filler, with only one or two exceptional tracks, but that is not the case with this particular album. With a wide array of color and mood, Da…
Veteran jazz musician Mark Weinstein, whose Latin Roots catapulted Latin jazz to new levels has struck again with his band, Cuban Roots, in Algo Más, an ex…