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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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  • 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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Dawan Muhammad

Dawan Muhammad

Comcast/San Jose Jazz Festival, will pay tribute to Billy Higgins with a premier performance of original music by the LifeForcejazz All-Stars, an ensemble comprised of artists appearing on LifeForcejazz Records. In addition to his world-renowned status as legendary jazz drummer, Billy was active in grassroots communities throughout the world, inspiring other musicians and promoting the art form. In 1994, Billy co-founded Lifeforcejazz Records, a label owned and managed by a collective of artists …