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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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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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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Spicy composition and complex arrangements make this year’s entry to the Latin jazz scene In These Shoes, of Claudia Acuna and Arturo O’Farrill’s, a push-n-play…
JazzTrenzz’s Clef NotesSpicy composition and rebel arrangements make this year’s entry to the Latin jazz scene of Claudia Acuna and Arturo O’Farrill’s, a p…
Afro-Latin accents traipse fragrantly through Wayne Wallace's music, moving to samba-vibed beats, merengue flavored horns, and salsa-toned vocals. His latest release
Saxophonist and bandleader Paul Carlon has made it his life’s mission to assimilate Latin music into American jazz. One of his vehicles has been The Paul Carlon Octet wh…
Co-led by the young, up-and-coming New York City-based pianist (Bennett Paster) and bassist (Gregory Ryan), Grupo Yanqui's stock-in-trade is accomplished - but not overly-p…
The refreshing Latin sound of Charlie Sepulveda jazz intermingled with touches of the traditional stuff is quite becoming, to say the least. This is the stuff jazz clubs…
The New York City based band Grupo Yanqui artfully confluence Afro-Cuban and Brazilian landscapes with American dancehall swing and bebop harmonies. Their music preens a…
Joe Locke has spent the last two and a half decades providing surefooted, exciting mallet work to every opus to which he lends his name. Speaking of his name, you can fi…
Trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer Eddie Allen has been kicking around New York for a number of years, always doing great work but not getting the critical attention …
Pianist and native New Yorker Bill O’Connell has been a mainstay on the jazz scene for many years. After having studied classical piano at The Oberlin Conservatory, O’Co…
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