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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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  • 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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  •  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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Veronica Timpanelli

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This second release from Vibes Alive, according to vibist and composer Dirk Richter, is about "going back to the basics of creating tasty music where rhythm and tonality ar…
Traditional gypsy jazz in the style of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt is Tartamella Django's Clan, La Strada Del Tabacco (Tobacco Road), which delivers a…
My Gypsy Soul is 12 tracks of refreshingly delightful gypsy jazz by Luciano Poli with Pierangelo Bettoni. Poli was born in Brescia in 1966 and took his first pi…
TRJ Records presents the sweet, songbird voice of Betty Vittori and Take 4, a great line-up of talented musicians: Roberto Soggetti on keys, Sandro Masazza on bass, and Val…
Italian saxophonist and clarinetist, Gianni Alberti, is joined on this record of classic standards and covers by Lino Francheschetti on piano, Mauro Sereno on bass, and Ser…
Center\\\\\\Cuts is a collection of bop and hard bop tunes recorded live at The Detroit Jazz Center World Stage. Marked by easy, infectious melodies and grooves, …
Get ready for a ride around the world (and universe) in less than an hour. This disc brings various sounds and flavors from Africa to Asia to Outer Space right to th…
This debut release from grandson of famous Italian accordion player Peppino Prince is an impressive display of the pianist’s dynamism and dexterity. His playing is passiona…
This release from new Italian label TRJ Records is a delightful collection of "gitane" gypsy jazz from three musicians, each established in his own right. "Le T…
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Misha Tsiganov began playing piano at age 6. He recorded his first album, To My Friends, in 1989. He was invited to study at the B…
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