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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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The Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist Richard Bona is comfortable in just about any musical setting, from the smooth jazz stylings of Bob James, to being the musical direct…
Pieces of a Dream, early pioneers in smooth jazz, celebrate their 25th anniversary of recording with the new CD release, ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT. 12 selections of new mat…
Congratulations to Warner Archives/Rhino for reissuing the 1976 classic, George Benson's BREEZIN' in 2001, which features the bonus tracks of "Down Here On The Ground," "Sh…
If you like a mellow, smooth flute, let me introduce you to the classic sounds of Alexander Zonjic. This man knows his flute and is one of the finest jazz flute performers …
Here’s something very nice for Smooth Jazz fans. Writer/ vocalist Carol Duboc’s new release sold out at smoothjazz.com within the first month of issue. Now ba…
VOICE is a CD collection which grabs you at the beginning and does not let go until the last song and the last note is played. As a guitarist, composer, and performer, Neal…
Freddie Ravel is respected as one of the most outstanding keyboard players, composers, and producers in contemporary music and has recorded or performed with many great art…
Canadian singer/songwriter carries an impressive resume. Her songs have been recorded by Anne Murray, Rita Coolidge, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Cher. An instrumental…
Sheila E. and the E-Train have returned with a new CD collection titled HEAVEN, and it is precisely that! Drummer, vocalist, percussionist, songwriter, arranger and produce…
Randy Villars /Every Moment is delivers a consistent level of smooth jazz groove. Quite simply, It's lovely! Produced by Ken Navarro. the professional quality stands out. T…