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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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    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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  •  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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Working out of the New York City metropolitan area, Swingadelic is, roughly, a 10-piece dance little big band. Specializing in swing, the ensemble has capitalized on the…
Michael Dease is a leader. With Dease Bones he has developed a unique common sound from a group of stellar trombonists whose individual solo voices are divers…
Washington D.C. based drummer and band leader, Brooks Tegler, who's played on over a hundred recordings and is the 2004 recipient of the Wammie Award for best Jazz/Swing…
Drummer Louie Bellson and trumpeter Clark Terry bring out the big band sound of days gone by and let it shine brightly in their latest collaboration Louie & Clark Exp…
Composer, trombonist, educator and leader of the Jazz Composer’s Workshop Orchestra, Mike Treni did his schooling at both the Berklee College of Music and the University…
I have just come from a screening of a new film Duke Ellington Live In ’58. Obviously, it’s not new. This is a DVD by the Jazz Icon folks, a buried treasure that was…
Music director/trumpeter and pianist Sam Lussier provides his modus operandi on a per track basis within the CD insert text for this divergent set of arrangements of ori…
You know the way you get a tune stuck in your head and it plays over and over again until it drives you crazy? Well, that’s apparently what happened to Gerald Wilson.
The Westchester Jazz Orchestra consists of seventeen premiere jazz musicians living or working in the suburbs just north of New York City. Finally, after performing for …
Gary Tole and Legends of Swing is dedicated to bringing new life to big band classics from the swing era decades back. Shining up these jazz gems, Tole leads a solid band c…
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