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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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  • 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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Over the years, I have found that Two For Brazil never fails to amaze with its unique Brazilian jazz sounds. Featuring the talents of Paulinho Garcia and Greg Fishman, e…
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Everyone raves about Romero Lubambo, particularly guitarists. He has been described by the late Herbie Mann as "the best Brazilian guitarist there is," and by Jazziz…
Brazilian composer, producer and guitarist Mario Adnet personifies Brazilian jazz music done just right. Adnet who has been recording since the 1970s has finally release…
Heralded by many in the music industry for his drumming/percussion session work, Brazilian artiste Nanny Assis shines as a lead vocalist throughout this wondrously produ…
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