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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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  •  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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  • 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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Oh! Hold on to those dancin' feet! From Merifield, Virginia comes the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet accompanied by a great big band. The quartet is composed of Ginny Carr, R…
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Rita di Ghent and her band are booked for just about every major Canadian Jazz Festival this summer. This very throaty (is that a word?) singer s…
Dena is one of the bright up and coming Jazz vocalists who will help define the Jazz singer for the new millennium. Smooth, sassy and with wonderful phrasing, Dena is on th…
Emma Pask is a young and versatile Australian jazz vocalist. She is accompanied on this CD by a very exciting large orchestra led by Aussie trumpeter, James Morrison. This …
Born in Butte, Montana, Kathleen Kolman was the daughter of a jazz musician. She now resides in New England and performs regularly at the Common Man Restaurant in Ashland, …
The California born Dee Daniels now makes her home in Vancouver, Canada. Although this recording is not brand new material, we received it just recently. Daniels is known t…
Rebecca Ryan is one of the most gifted jazz vocalists and jazz pianists to arrive on the music scene. "Stardust and Dreams" will become a classic, and if you don't own a co…
I have no idea what lucky magic brought these three entertainers together originally but thank God for the fact that something or somebody did. What a wonderful combination…
I think I'm in love! This CD by vocalist and composer, Sharon Moore has been on my desk for a couple of weeks. Frankly, I can't stop playing the darn thing. Originally, …
I find it difficult to review any Ella Fitzgerald material. The superlatives have all previously been transmitted in books, newspapers, radio, TV, magazines, morse code, sm…