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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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  • 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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Brenton Plourde

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The new album from Kenny Wheeler titled What Now? consists of eight originals written by Kenny Wheeler on his ever present flugelhorn rounded out by Chris Potte…
"This album is my tribute to the jazz violinists that inspired my growing up as well as to the cool jazz that defined a generation of beat poets, musicians and playw…
Bruce Radtke was drawn to the music of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton at the tender age of eight years old, learning songs by ear. Radtke attended Berklee and was one th…
Marcus Miller knew Frank Sinatra. He also knows LL Cool J. Another thing Marcus Miller knows is jazz. Appearing on over 400 records in his 30 year career he has played w…
Private Stock has the right amount of ingredients to make a successful R&B, jazz, funky compilation. The cover boasts of smooth metropolitan grooves triple distilled wit…
Jeff Golub played with Rod Stewart. He also played with Peter Wolf and was the guitarist in the Billy Squier band from 1980-1985. Jeff has broken out of the pop idiom an…
The fourth song on this disc is called ‘Atomic Café’ and well that is what it is, an atomic café. Hiroshima over the past 25 years have put together album and after albu…
Oliver Mtukudzi represents all that is right in Zimbabwe. In all honestly I had no idea what he and his group, The Black Spirits were saying as I do not understand the …
'Walls Of Akendora’ is the brand new album from pianist Keiko Matsui. She has been taking piano lessons since the age of 5 and its shows. Having released 20 albums prev…
Steve Clarke, through the work of KeyNote Productions notably Edwin Hernandez have brought us another slick produced album full of signature melodies and slap style bass. <…