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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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  •  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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The music is an attachment of her soul. The arrangements are an extension of her vision. The performance is her heart injected into ours, and this is the legacy of piani…
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Upto Here From Here is a new CD release from Ayelet Rose Gottlieb. It’s her third album since her debut CD Internal External which was rated best of 2004 by A…
Guitarist/composer Joshua Breakstone takes audiences over rivers, through the woods, and traipsing across yellow brick roads in No One New, his fifth release on C…
Cycles Suite cover is a kind of whited out picture of leader/guitarist/composer Chris Jentsch . Cycles Suite pretty much kicks ass. Geeky Chris Jentsch i…
Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans shows himself to be fluent at making melodic compounds that leap off the pages as they go through various stages of metamorphosis, in…

Paul Taylor has long been amongst the cream of the crop when it comes to discussions regarding contemporary jazz saxophonists. He possesses a most distinctive and easily…

Rita diGhent has a new CD Sprawl Indigo it has many fine features, including the inimitable vocalizing of Ms. diGhent. Combining jazz sensibilities with hip, street …
Saxophonist Stacy Dillard loads his songs with good vibrations, exhibiting playful frolics and animated motifs that put quite a zing in the listener’s steps. Dillard’s l…
Jazz fans of a certain age will no doubt remember a band called 'Supersax.' Co-led by saxophonists Buddy Clark and Med Flory, Supersax played tightly harmonized big-band ar…