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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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  • 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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This very nice compilation of Smooth Jazz artists is available at all Liquor Stores in the Province of Ontario. The CD is a joint production of Warner Music, MDC Music and …
The hardest thing for any contemporary jazz musician to do these days is to rise above mediocrity in a sea of smooth jazz wannabees, especially as a saxophone player. Paul …
Trumpet player Chris Botti's Columbia debut CD Night Sessions is remarkable hard driving improvasation that breathes with energy and passion. Each composition is tho…
Instinct Records has brought together an exceptional compilation of contemporary jazz in a sweet package of three CD’s, that have been organized by mood. It’s called This i…
When Joyce Cooling’s Third Wish CD came in the mail, I was excited from the moment I got it in my hot little hands. I unwrapped the cellophane like it was Christmas. Joyce …
Producer/Perfomer Brian Culbertson know how to find and nurish the newest artists in smooth jazz. He helped saxophonist Steve Cole become a household word in smooth jazz th…
Cruisin’ is the fifth CD by acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine on the Verve label where he offers a very mellow and melodic performance. Using the acoustic nylon string guita…
Tim Best is a British born instrumentalist with a knack for creating large smooth jazz arrangements as a solo artist. With his band Natural High, Best conjures up a dance g…
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…
It was a can’t-lose proposition: a collaboration between BET’s 2000 Jazz Vocalist of the Year and the legendary Leon Russell.Sure enough, it worked. "Connye Florance…