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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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  • 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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Cheryl Hughey

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Sept. 16-18 - The 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 16 through 18, will include headliners Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock (pictured), Huey Lewis & The News and Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band starring Terence Blanchard, to name a few.

With the release of Art of Intimacy on June 7, 2005, Veronica Martell is finally poised to bring her exquisite vocal stylings to American mainstrea...
I’ve had the chance to see Kim Massie perform several times in St. Louis. I leave each performance amazed, delighted and quite perplexed. How can that much voice be pack…
A former sideman with the likes of Bob James, Vanessa Williams, Tina Turner and Rod Stewart, guitarist Jeff Golub is a seasoned sculptor of blues, rock, soul and jazz. C…
Warren Hill’s 10th CD release, Pop Jazz, embraces the changing landscape of the smooth jazz with a simultaneous launch of a record label under the same name. Both…
Guitarist Patrick Yandall has just released From the Ashes under the Apria label. A prolific recording artist and producer, Yandall has also appeared national…
Russell Malone swings in his debut MAXJAZZ release, Playground. A top-notch straight-ahead player, this is the sixth solo album for Malone. A highly demanded …
Smooth jazz guitarist Peter White will release Confidential on March 23, 2004. A carefully nurtured work that took more than a year to create, the CD is a col…
Ty Causey has just released N-Tysing, a delicious collection of groovable melodies and romantic vibes. This R&B/jazz vocalist came into focus after his work w…
Under the Hat by saxist Ada Rovatti is an energy infused collection of straight-ahead mastery. Released under the Apria Records label in 2003, this eight-song…