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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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  • 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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  • 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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Relocating to Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Chris Cortez not only went a new direction geographically but also musically. His new album titled Awake…
Grupo Los Santos is a fine group which has developed its Latin jazz sound to a high degree. The playing is imaginative. The sound is enjoyable to listen to.There …
Grupo Los Santos is a fine group which has developed its Latin jazz sound to a high degree. The playing is imaginative. The sound is enjoyable to listen to. There…
Costa Rican native Luis Muñoz has conceived ten compositions that have graced over 25 musicians including special guests Adolfo Acosta (Tower of Power) on trumpet; percu…
Menudo & Gritz, the latest offering from Scott Martin’s Latin Soul Band is a multi-generational family affair, and the Martin family once again shows that they …
Mark Weinstein is strictly an amateur jazz flutist -- in the best possible sense. These days "amateur" is usually taken to mean less than competent, but the word is derived…
Considered a top scholar and musician in the field of Latin jazz, drummer and percussionist Marlon Simon releases another electrifying album with his band, the Nagual Sp…
Pianist Arturo O’Farrill and friends lend their talents and energy to composer/arranger and educator, Dr. Eugene Marlow in interpreting a host of his compositions and fu…
Led by conguero Rodrigo Munoz, Papa Mambo is an exciting Latin jazz ensemble based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The all original set on Crooked Cha delivers an eclectic…
If you like your jazz with great orchestration and a lot of horns, no let’s make that with really good horns then you will probably want to pick up Arturo Sandoval’s rec…