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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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  • 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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  • 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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Darby Mintel

Darby Mintel

"As long as the music attracts dedicated young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom" Dave Brubeck. This sentence from the liner notes of the Eric Mintel Quartet's latest effort "Hopscotch" couldn't be more true. The CD features Eric Mintel on piano, Neil Wetzel on sax, flute and clarinet, Dave Antonow on bass and Jeremy Berberian on drums. The Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their unique style of jazz which incl …
From July 10-21 2003, the Eric Mintel Quartet will cross the pond as they tour the United Kingdom for the first time. Pianist and composer, Eric Mintel will be joined by Andrew Neu on sax, Kenny Kellem on bass and Jeremy Berberian on drums. The quartet will perform in concert halls, cultural centers, jazz festivals and the many jazz clubs England has to offer. This tour will coincide with the promotion of a new CD(yet to be titled)by Eric which features new original compositions and standards. " …
Philadelphia area based pianist and composer Eric Mintel has been reaching many people with his latest CD "Hopscotch". The CD consists of mostly original music penned by Mintel. In 2003, Eric will celebrate 10 years on the jazz scene. In that time he and his quartet have toured throughout the country, was invited to perform at the White House for President Clinton, performed several times at the Kennedy Center and have collaborated with symphony orchestra and choral groups. The Eric Mintel Quart …