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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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  •  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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Classical and jazz saxophonist and composer Ryan Kauffman, plays and teaches in central and eastern Pennsylvania. Among the places he teaches include the Pennsylvania Ac…
Larry Franco 3 for Nat is a tribute to one of the best jazz singers, the great Nat King Cole. Before he was a famous ballad singer, Nat led one of best jazz trios and recor…
The members of the Joshua Breakstone Trio are three musicians with lots of experience in the jazz scene. Bassist Lisle Atkinson has worked with Nina Simone, Betty Carter, S…
Royce Campbell is a career jazz musician who built his musical foundation by touring for 19 years with the legendary film and television composer and arranger, Henry Man…
I’m always amazed at the number of bands of young musicians around the country, rehearsing regularly and playing gigs at small clubs. One of these is Elliot Deutsch's South…
Continental Talk is the latest release by Croatian-born guitarist Ratko Zjaca. You may not have heard of Zjaca, but you will surely have heard of the sidemen he…
The first track of Rafn Emilsson's Eftir 8 (After 8) has a medium-tempo, breezy-Brazilian vibe. It sounds like the beginning of another Stan Getz bossa-nova alb…
A few of the names Royce Campbell has played with will suggest his professionalism and range: Dave Brubeck, Nancy Wilson, Herb Ellis and Fred Hersch. Here he is joined b…
This is a world-class, straight-ahead jazz outing swinging and lyrical. Most contemporary tenors are still trying to catch up with John Coltrane. Harry Allen owes more t…
Saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, oboist, flutist and composer Brian Landrus earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada in Reno and two Master's degrees…