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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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Brenda Bucci

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Vinnie Burke,(aka Vincenzo Bucci, Vincent James Bucci), internationally known jazz bassist graduated to a heavenly orchestra on February 1, 2002 from his home in Springfield, New Jersey. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 15, 1921, Vinnie began playing music at the age of 5 years old, starting with the violin, then moving on to the guitar and finally finding a perfect jazz sound with a 5 string bass fiddle. His resume is extensive with engagements at the Blue Note, the Half Note, the Copacabana …
For Immediate Release

First Annual Italian Heritage Month Concert

Saturday, October 4, 2003 at the NJ Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey (Victoria Theater 7 pm)

A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF

VINNIE BURKE
(Vincenzo Bucci)
renowned Jazz Bassist
(March 15, 1921-February 1, 2002)

Bassist, Vinnie Burke, at one time or another, played engagements with and recorded with the greatest names in jazz.

Vinnie Burke was recognized as an excellent soloist, a sensitive accom …