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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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  • 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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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We all know about Martha Stewart, and we all have varied opinions about her and everything associated with her. So, when you see a Holiday Jazz compilation with her on t…
Christmas albums can be like that fruitcake that your in-laws bring over every year, sugary sweet and impossible to digest and worst of all the taste stays in your mouth fo…
Pennsylvania pianist, David Leonhardt, offers jazz fans a traditional Christmas album with a personal twist. Leonhardt is a highly polished musician with fresh ideas. It's …
It's always a special occasion when Odetta releases a new album. Gonna Let It Shine is Odetta's third CD for M.C. Records and it's a most welcome Christmas flavored …
While there is an abundance every holiday season of new Christmas albums there are few jazz guitar Christmas albums available. Royce Campbell has decided to fill a void …
Spring is upon us so it must be Christmas. No matter, Cynthia Kaay Bennett's Christmas album has all the ingredients that make for an enjoyable listen. First and foremos…
Gosh! Is it that time of the year already? Nashville singer, Cynthia Kaay Bennett unveiled her new Christmas CD on October 1st. Having reviewed Cynthia's debut album …
The holiday season never fails to yield some refreshing jazz themes. While this "jazz celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa" has been around for a few years, it’s …
If you have been searching long and hard for a serious acoustic jazz trio (piano, bass and drums) performing a collection of Christmas tunes, Christmas with the Steve…
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