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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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  • 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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  • 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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Arlene Garcia

Arlene Garcia

"A labor of love" is how José James describes his release For All We Know, his first American release and his first for the Impulse! label. A collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, the album finds the charismatic young singer applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of jazz and pop standards, including such timeless favorites as "Tenderly," "Body and Soul," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and George and Ira Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

Although For Al

Some music is intended to paint a romantic scene a candlelit dinner, a walk along a moonlit beach. Quiet Nights Diana Krall’s twelfth album ain’t about that. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to stay in.

"It's not coy. It's not ‘peel me a grape,’ little girl stuff. I feel this album’s very womanly like you're lying next to your lover in bed whispering this in their ear."

She’s

David Sanborn - Live at Montreux 1984 Dvd In Stores Now

David Sanborn has been a frequent visitor to the Montreux Jazz Festival, either headlining in his own right, as a sideman or as part of nineties super group Legends. This Dvd focuses on his second headlining appearance in 1984 when he was touring in support of his Straight To The Heart album, which would see him win the second of his six Grammy Awards to date. The set combines tracks from that album with others from