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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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  • 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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  • 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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Faces of Love introduces the beautiful jazz voice of Marcelle Gauvin to jazz listeners, and she is a joy to listen to! Backed by an excellent group of musicians, Gauvin shi…
Alex Pangman is an incredibly young songstress from Toronto, Canada. At age 22, she must be truly the youngest of the "Red Hot Mammas". In this debut CD, Alex has drawn upo…
I only have one thing to say to Barbara Morrison. Thank you for the voice, and thank you for the music. This is an inspired and emotional recording deserving wider recognit…
One of twelve children, Lincoln was brought up on a farm in Michigan, and at the age of fourteen moved to Kalamazoo with her mother, where she started performing in high sc…
This new release by Maxjazz should be on the racks by the time you read this. Vocalist Asa Harris appears in duo, quartet and quintet combinations with other Chicago musici…
Now living in New York, jazz singer, Carla Cook was born in Detroit and influenced by the Motown sounds, classical and gospel music. She performs internationally today and …
Peggy's full length recording begins with a luscious ballad rendition of Gershwin's, "I've Got A Crush On You". Fine singing from Peggy as well as Andrew Hall's sympathetic…
Get ready to party and dance the night away. Peggy Cone is hot and swings like crazy, thanks to Peggy's ability to project a lyric and have fun doing so. A first rate band …
Linda's recording features a balanced mix of standards and originals. Starting of with an upbeat version of Cole Porter's, "You Do Something To Me". This track features the…
Bey's primary instrument is his voice, and his is one that in a few short years has demonstrated distinctiveness and maturity. Combining his own natural components of middl…