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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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  •  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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New Orleans born and raised drummer Stanton Moore, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Business from Loyola University, has been making music almost non-stop since …
There’s no getting around it, one of the loveliest and most pulse-pounding sounds in jazz are those created by artists who have command of the art, command of technique …
Bassist, bass clarinetist, saxophonist, keyboardist and composer Marcus Miller was Miles Davis’ right-hand man through much of the 1980s. Together, they co-constructed true…
Well, here’s a name that certainly doesn’t need any introduction. As the man behind the man, Maceo Parker blared out some of the most soulful soul-wrenching grooves know…
Roots & Grooves preserves one of those live performances where everyone on stage is "on." Maceo Parker was decidedly inspired by the forceful back-up of the WDR Big …
Jazz vocalist Tony Adamo struts back with his silky, charismatic, and, as I’m sure many ladies will confirm, seductive vocals on this clever new release Straight Up D…
Cynthia Layne’s music is dolce R&B/soul like the sumptuous melodic hues familiar to you from Kelly Price and Natalie Cole. Layne’s latest release Beautiful Soul, …
According to the press kit, this Chicago area jazz-soul-funk ensemble generally delivers the knockout blow during its live performances. On that note, they let the good …
No overdubs or premeditated compositions here as Portland, Oregon guitarist Teddy Presberg recorded these tracks in his dining room/studio. The muse for this exceptional…
Greatness is evident in an artist and with R&B/pop vocalist and acoustic guitarist Shelly Bhushan, it hits you right from the start. She has released her debut album …