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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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  • 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 Delight is one of the finest little traditional groups in Europe. They seem to have a never-ending schedule. Like jazz music itself, the band is always i…
The French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band returns with their second release on Big Bill Bissonnette's Jazz Crusade label. The band, however, is quite diff…
Here comes the Rebirth! New Orleans trumpet star Kermit Ruffins is marching up Basin Street for a return engagement with the Crescent City’s very popular Rebirth …
Here's a New Orleans "street beat" brass band direct from the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. In itself, that's not unusual BUT they play in private homes. How would yo…
Ask any British fan to name a jazz legend and you'll be certain to hear the name of Ken Colyer. The trumpet star was not only a great player but, more importantly, promoted…
Independent music can in many cases be defined as diamonds in the rough - the gem is there, but it has to pass many stages of development before it hits the top shelf. S…
Perhaps you are very unaware of the French Preservation Jazz Band. Based in Lyon, France, the New Orleans style octet is well known in the Crescent City itself. The …
Geoff Cole’s Hot Fives and Sevens appear here for their fifth Jazz Crusade CD. Past disks have honored specific musicians including Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton an…
Most fans of New Orleans Revival jazz are aware of Cliff "Kid" Bastien. Although his home base was Toronto, Cliff made his annual pilgrimage to the Crescent City where he h…
Most traditional jazz festivals around the world feature some type of Sunday morning non-denominational religious service. New Orleans offered jazz on Sunday morning at the…