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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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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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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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Leon, a jazz guitarist and vocalist debuts his new CD, My Soul Speaks. No stranger to the guitar, at age 5 his grandfather gave him his first guita...

THE FIRST CLUES..."I grew up in one of those stark neighborhoods in New Jersey, the ‘Garden State,’ where developers mowed down everything in sight...

Naked Guitar, Klugh’s KOCH Records debut, is just that—Earl and a guitar, with nothing else coming between that union and the listener. Just pure, unadorned music in all its glory. No overdubs, no tricks, no effects, no net. And through it all, familiar melodies soar above his simultaneously executed, rhythm-infused self-accompaniment. While this exciting new music is at once complex and warm, overwhelming and inviting, memorable and original, it is, in every sense, uniquely Earl Klugh. From the opening passage to the last note, Klugh's long-time fans will know they're in the company of an old friend. Even those hearing Earl's music for the first time will find in it a peculiar quality of familiarity. And that's not surprising. Considering a career that spans 30 years and as many albums, his immense influence on the landscape of "smooth jazz" has been filtered through legion imitators. Yet the best anyone has ever mustered is a mere hinting of the real thing.

Born in 1982, saxophonist Jeremy Scott has become one of the most talented and well-known Milwaukee area musicians at his age. He has been playing ...

Their High-Energy Contemporary Jazz sound is in perfect tune with todays new Smooth Jazz and Vocals radio formats. Packed with intensity and comple...
Jim Adkins is an award winning guitarist/songwriter from central Virginia. He has won 8 awards in V.O.C.A.L. (Virginia Organization Of Composers an...
The best selling NIGHT GROOVES series takes a new direction with NIGHT GROOVES PARTY JAMS. Featuring up-tempo, party-ready tracks from Narada Jazzs...
"Writing has always been an integral part of who I am as a musician. Both Jay and I absolutely love composing and it is impossible to imagine our l...
30.06.2004

Jide by Jide

Published in Jazz Spotlights

JIDE was born in Nigeria. His parents emphasized school and recreation, particularly music, and painting. As such he was exposed to a great variety...