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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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  •  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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  • 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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Turiya Mareya

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Jazz was born in the Americas but has earned its reputation as an universal music growing and developing in unique directions all over the world. The Italian Jazz scene …
Percussionist "Chembo"Corniel has seriously paid some dues. For the last 35 years he has been hitting it hard on the scene in New York gaining some serious street credib…
Often confused for Puerto Rican, Guitarist and Tres Virtuoso Benjamin Lapidus is in fact from a second generation Jewish European family, but he grew up in what he says is …
The variety and richness of Canada’s multi-cultural landscape proved a nurturing environment for Venezuelan singer and composer Eliana Cuevas. Arriving as a teenager she st…
I can think of no better preparation for a Jazz pianist than the study of Drums, after all piano is a percussion instrument. Drummer Jeno Somlai began seriously studying th…
Pianist and composer Paul Serrato is an impassioned and blithe spirit who is dancing with fervor into his sixth decade, rich with a backlog of unrecorded music and a lifeti…
In the Pop world both Usher and Prince are calling for a return to R&B grooves in their latest CD’s. It happens in Reggae with a periodic call to return to roots. It happen…
There is a hexagram in the I Ching called " The Well" which refers to returning to the source for renewal. Tony Lujan's newest release "Tribute", which pays homage to the g…
In a market flooded with new Independent artists, Jazz Bassist Fred Randolph’s debut "Learning Curve" is a stand out. The conception and execution is sure and mature with b…
Bassist, Vocalist and Trumpeter John Howard is originally from Chicago but for the last 2 decades has lived and worked in Vancouver, British Columbia. His CD Soul Jazz is p…
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