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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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  • 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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It was record company executives who ruined smooth jazz. By controlling the type of music their artists were allowed to be released, the industry moved over a period of …
Rod Tate is a smooth jazz artist who is undeniably a mellow fellow. His website states his musical mission thusly: "Music intended to Soothe your soul and speak Love …
Between2Worlds Composer, arranger, producer and guitarist extraordinaire Chuck Loeb has entertained and enthralled audiences for four decades around the world and back agai…
The smooth jazz stylizing of guitarist Jay Soto blanket listeners in sweet atmospherics that create a personalized paradise made just for them. Soto’s latest release …
Hammond B3 player John Novello tried something true to his nature on his latest release B3 Soul from the Nu Groove/No Go label. The album is not a typical organ…
You don't need to be in love to listen to Dominic Amato's music, but he'll put you there from the start of his latest record, Fresh From The Groove. Produced by…
How Torcuato Mariano makes his keyboards sing is awe-inspiring. His latest release So Far From Home is fraught with picturesque escapes, lushly feather…
The pairing of guitarist Paul Brown, the greatest producer in the history of smooth jazz, and nylon string guitarist Marc Antoine has to be a jazz record company’s versi…
On the Keys, a truly luxuriant and beautiful new release, is a three-track EP from independent multi-musician Criss Starr. Two of the featured songs are instrumen…
Known as the smooth jazz pioneers, The Rippingtons have been tearing up the air-waves since the 80s and still inspire other artists today. Always ahead of the groove. Alway…