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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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  • 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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There is an old adage that suggests that one will inevitably return home again to discover his true identity, walking those same hallowed streets of his antecedents. Such i…
Growing up in Hamburg, Germany, Hendrik Meurkens? parents exposed him to the music of Benny Goodman performing with Lionel Hampton, which immediately attracted Meurkens …
Cosmopolitan composer and musician Thilo Martinho’s music legacy lay in his family roots. His mother, a well-known concert singer, greatly influenced Martinho who begin …
Outro Rio (Another River) is Ricardo Silveria’s 3rd release for Adventure Music and a powerful encore to his last solo, Noite Clara, which was nominate…
The combination of saxophonist Harry Allen, an accomplished international musician and the trio of Lubambo, Matta, and Da Fonseca, an internationally known trio from Brazil…
Brazilian jazz has its own flair for the dramatic romantic for with every note, the sound captures a heated response. The passion of the Brazilian flair is an internatio…
A harmonica in Brazilian jazz is uncommon to say the least. Yet Hendrik Meurkens makes it sound expressive and soulful in his New York Samba Jazz Quintet. Surroun…
Today we take you to Brazil where the guitarist Mario Adnet recorded his instrumental tribute CD to the late Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim (sometimes re…
Here is something from the 'refreshing surprise' department. Com Voce which is built around the vocal work of Maggie Grebowicz and the tenor saxophone of Stan Killian, is b…
Adorned with talent, flutist/vocalist Wendy Luck’s new self-release "See You in Rio" has the ambiance of pure Brazilian feel.... Launched in 2006; this decidedly refined…