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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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  • 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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The Best of Cal Tjader: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-1980 is compiled of spirited Tjader performances from four separate appearances at the Monterey …
The dual rhythm model of dreaming states that, under high sensory thresholds, heightened general cortical activation common to both REM/NREM and circadian-driven activation…
Into the world: A Musical Offering is a great piece and full of surprises in meter! It sounds like Brachfeld takes the tune, that Latin feel and turns into some…
Infinity, the new CD from the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet is a picture of Brazilian sunsets and Latin-dance splendor put into music and fringed with a spla…
Sebastian Cruz moved from Columbia to New York City in 1997. He has since performed in Los Angeles, Madrid, Berlin, among other cities, and a host of venues in New York.…
New York City’s 3D Ritmo de Vida create a mane of Caribbean-salsa-swing moving to the rhythmic pulsations of a river of Latin-flavored beats on the group’s latest CD …
Some people say the Paul Carlon Octet is possessed by Duke Ellington and America’s Afro-Latin Roots.Releasing his second album Roots Propaganda with his …
Latin American singer and music producer, Anna (Acevedo) Lyman has released Sway-Quien Sera, an album in which she traces well seasoned Latin jazz rhythms. Anna i…
The eleven top-flight New York musicians who make up Los Guachos are basically led by the main composer of the group, Argentine pianist and vocalist Guillermo Klein. A B…