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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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  • 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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Grammy award winning keyboardist, singer, composer and producer George Duke takes a jazz funk glance back into his musical past with Deja vu. Deja vu is the exp…
4Ever Jia’ is the debut cd from the John Blackwell Project (JBP) and what a fantastic debut it is. Those already familiar with the Blackwell name will know that John is a …
Rise Above the latest release from Jacques Schwarz-Bart featuring the gifted Stephanie McKay is a collection of soulful and emotional compositions that range fr…
It was two great summer days in downtown Portland, Oregon when three musicians got together at a loft space sitting, jamming, listening to each other and grooving along.…
Saxophonist, composer and vocalist Ski Johnson is based out of Washington, DC and has performed on Good Morning America, FOX 5 Morning News, The Channel…
Smooth R&B/soul has a new recruit. The silky keyboard swells of Jason Peterson DeLaire, whose vocals have the placid feel of Marvin Gaye and the cool funk rouching of Be…
The Doctor is mos def in one of jazz’s all-time Hammond organ champions, Dr. Lonnie Smith, returns with his fifth platter since the new mi…
One For Maynard is a fitting debut from a band clearly inspired by Maynard Ferguson’s larger than life musical presence. The Loudhorns are a product of Nashville’…
It was disappointing, to say the least, when the great Dr. Lonnie Smith performed during the 1990s for the inebriated, the tone deaf and the clueless singles out on a da…
Each time an Incognito album comes out, it’s almost similar to the same kind of joy any kid gets when Christmas morning arrives and the presents are ready to be opened. …