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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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  • 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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The New York based acid/electronic jazz trio Big Tall Wish was formed in January, 2004 in New Orleans while guitarist Mike Barile and bassist Steve Armstrong were studen…
Tommy Emmanuel hails from Australia and started playing guitar at the early age of four, going on to officially begin his professional career at the ripe old age of six!…
This DVD is "mean" good! Jazz music was meant to be played and heard and "seen" live and this DVD captures exactly what it should. The Messenger was filmed at the…
Jazz pianist extraordinaire Eric Reed presents a superb work with his latest project. Here is a collection of 11 tracks (mostly originals and a few stand…
The harp doesn’t normally appear in a jazz setting but Carol Robbins has proven that her improvisational abilities and skill supercede the instrument’s limited dy…
George Cotsirilos, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has bee…
This collection is a refreshing change from typical brass or horn-based jazz bands. Clarinetist, Russ Reinberg’s style and sound are soft and sincere and the music selec…
Andrew Hill's excellence and innovative genius, both as a composer and pianist are majestically displayed on this new Blue Note release, due out in February. This deeply…
Sam Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas in 1912. The epitome of the classic down home blues legend, his first guitar was made from a cigar box and chicken wire when h…
Blues, R&B, rock and country - this Canadian guitarist has seemingly done it all. Currently serving on the faculty at the Mount Royal College Diploma Jazz Program, Ralf Bus…
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