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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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  • 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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In a world where the deepest musical roots are often taken for granted, Jeremy Cohen carries on the legacy of jazz violin with a deep knowledge of,...

Classically trained, Bradley Leightons musical interests have always been diverse. As a young man he loved big band music particularly Maynard Ferg...
The fantastic jazz of the 50s played by real musicians of the fifties'...

Leslie Maclean , pianist, composer, vocalist and teacher, has been a professional musician since the age of 13. While in college, Leslie worked ext...

An engaging summit session chaired by the estimable seven-string guitar master, Bucky Pizzarelli, bringing together four generations worth of origi...

Clark Terry has carved out a uniquely varied and enduring career, which has spanned over 50 years to date. His masterful technique on the trumpet a...

Trumpet/flugelhorn soloist Mike Metheny is a native of Lees Summit Missouri and has degrees from the University of Missouri/Columbia (B.S. in Music...

Bradley Leighton was born in 1961 near Seattle. He was first introduced to the familys 1909 Hobart/Cable player piano at age 9 and took up the flut...

Achingly soulful with a hint of apathetic teenage angst, from top to bottom, Spiral drips with an honesty that has been lacking with many of the latest jazz offerings of th…
On the surface, putting together a duo album seems like a pretty straight-ahead idea: you get some tunes together and head to the studio. All too often though, the mojo …