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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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  •  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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  • 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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Guitarists John Basile and John Abercrombie have so many similarities it's amazing they haven't recorded a duo album before (the work Basile did with Abercrombie on the …
Saxophonist James McBride is most widely known as an author. The memoir of his childhood, The Color of Water, won the 1997 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Literary Exc…
New York born saxophonist George Brooks has studied with noted saxophonist/arranger Frank Foster and at the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with saxop…
Masque is a Christian soul/R&B/jazz, mostly instrumentally oriented group from Chicago whose purpose is to spread God’s love to all people through music. Their music is …
There’s always a problem when dealing with mixed media. When combined, everything usually makes sense. When, however, the individual media components are viewed separately …
33-year old Hammond organist and Woodstock, NY native Jeremy Baum is a blues musician with credentials that include work with the Bill Perry Blues Band and recorded work wi…
Waiting for something to musically happen is the watchword for many artists hoping to cash in on the smooth jazz movement. At first glance mastering and competing with t…
German hard-bop experimentalist pianist Uli Lenz is a name unfamiliar to most Americans. Born in 1955 in Frankfort, Lenz's early piano education came in the arena of classi…
If heaven doesn’t include being able to listen to Kenny Wheeler’s trumpet and flugelhorn I’m not sure what’s left to include. So effortlessly does he traverse high notes…
Pianist Roy Gerson has been knocking around North American clubs, Hollywood film score recording studios and been making actual appearances in some of those movies for a…
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