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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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  • 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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  • 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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4 by Fourplay

A new release by Fourplay is a no-brainer. It's going to be good, no doubt in my mind. However, Fourplay now has a new twist. That new twist is the well-known jazz guitaris…
Some people may think that the rareness of a female sax player is somewhat of a gimmick. Let me set the record straight, the answer is "No, Candy Dulfer is no joke!" Candy …
Atlantic Records knows a winner when they hear one, and the winner is, Steve Cole. Saxman Steve Cole has composed a treat for contemporary jazz fans to treasure. Most recen…
Can Rick keep raising the bar on great jazz music? This notorious trumpeter / fluegeler / composer / producer raises the bar ten feet tall on his latest release "Full Strid…
An emerging young artist has captured Atlanta's competitive spirit on CD. He's Keyboardist/ Producer/Arranger Bob Baldwin. His latest release, "Cool Breeze" is so cool that…
Do you have one of those "special" albums that you just keep coming back to time and time again? We all have'em. "Easy Street" is just one of those gems. Any time that you …
Probably the most underrated jazz artist I have in my collection. Everything Walter does is pleasing to the ear and the soul. This is a must buy, just as all his previous C…
He's becoming more and more popular as time goes on. It's evident in the number of guest appearance in other artists albums. Recently Eric Marienthal have been one of the t…
He is a smooth fluent jazz guitarist with a touch of funk/soul and mainstream mixed. All the tunes are very well arranged and mixed well; the support musicians are top notc…
Burning up the NAC music charts is this new release by contemporary jazz guitar virtuoso Ken Navarro. Ken has a silky smooth and truly eloquent guitar playing style that wi…