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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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  • 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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Diane Payes

Diane Payes

06.03.2010 - Multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Rosen boasts an impressive resume many artists would envy. In his short career, he has already recorded, performed and/or toured with the likes of jazz luminaries, including legendary bassist Henry Grimes, reedsman Bennie Maupin, and saxophonist Arthur Blythe, and also a variety of acclaimed artists such as Macy Gray, Esthero and Perry Farrell. At the age of 25, the Los Angeles native is ready to strike out on his own with his soul-bearing alb