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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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  •  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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Chuck Vecoli

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Trio Esperança is one of Brazil’s oldest and most popular acapella singing groups. Founded in 1958 in Rio de Janeiro by preteen siblings, Mário, Regina, and Eva Correia …
The Innkeeper's Gun, the latest CD released by bassist John Goldsby on the Bass Lion Label with Jacob Duncan on alto saxophone and JasonTiemann on drums is a so…
If you have ever spent any time in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area, and you like jazz, chances are you have stumbled across this treasure trove of talented musicians. I ha…
Vibranium, the debut release by Chris Massey’s ‘Nue Jazz Project’ is an ambitious undertaking for a first effort out of the gate. Massey, an Ohio born drummer livi…
"Keeper," the latest recording by the Stryker/Slagle Band, is a collection of straight-ahead jazz compositions that further exemplifies the incredible tightness that thi…
Jamie Ousley is an accomplished bassist, and while I am familiar with many of the headliners he has been a sideman for, I am not familiar with his music. But then again,…
When I load a jazz vocal CD to listen to, I am looking for a CD that alters my mood; something to put me in a better state of mind, to soothe my soul. I look forward to …
TAEKO's latest CD, Voice, is a tasteful collection of songs from some very different sources that she treats with the same skillful exectution. Taeko Fukao, a n…
PROJECT TRIO the third CD by the chamber ensemble from Brooklyn, NY is a glorious celebration of the music of our time. I say this in part because it is young m…
The CD is titled "Dissonance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder", but I have to tell you that you must have a place in your heart for that kind of dissonance. That pla…
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