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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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    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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Tony Brewer

Tony Brewer

29.01.2011

The Birth of NU Jazz

Published in News Story
Jazz is in the process of undergoing a drastic change. Prior to the late 60’s Jazz music was not taken seriously, when compared to Classical music. It was thought of as a party music, played by untrained players. That has definitely changed. Jazz is now the dominant curriculum at most music conservatories and music schools. The Jazz community has done to good a job in transforming public opinion, that Jazz is now seen as a stuffy, staid art form played and listened to by high brow intelle …