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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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Bruce T. Bernardini

Bruce T. Bernardini

Did you ever wonder what is in a jazz name? How do great jazz giants,along with today's jazz stars make their name and be recognized as the new upcoming superstars? Did the…
As I have stated in my reviews, Jazz comes in many different formats and structures. Since the 60s and 70s, we have now branched out into many categories of jazz. There is …
With a musical spectrum that could be fantastic, I feel simplicity is still the best criteria for jazz music. In today's market of sounds, and the way jazz creates these so…
In the past I have spoken of listening to certain CDs on a Sunday. These are CDs that take you away and calm your senses before that next work week or routine. In Steve Ven…
Duets, trios, quartets, and even quintets are all nomenclatures of jazz music. Another name for this would be called bands or banding groups of people. Try to experiment…
When you listen to the many different types of jazz, do you ever wonder how jazz came to be? Where were its roots? How did it evolve? It mainly started with the progression…
I have always listened to Tommy Newsome back in the days of the Johnny Carson show. The quiet man with a most powerful band. Every time I saw a new player on that show, pla…
The principle of bonding in bands is very important as to how they will sound. When you hear an orchestra play with each of its separate instruments playing together it mak…
Need a good dose of blues after that hard grueling day? Well this CD is it! It's the soundtrack to an HBO film called Lackawanna Blues. In listening to good blues, y…
The great thing about musicians, is that they can come from all walks of life andevery part of the world and still make the same kind of language. The languageof jazz. The …
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