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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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  •  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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Don Williamson

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Once you've come up with a winning idea, it makes sense to stay with it. And that's what BeatleJazz--a.k.a. Dave Kikoski, Charles Fambrough and Brian Melvin--have done on i…
After paying her dues in the 1980's by working as a singer with Frank Foster's and Lionel Hampton's bands, all the while teaching school, Vanessa Rubin began to gain public…
Now on her second album, Jody Sandhaus is making clear that hers is a voice that wraps itself around a tune with just enough strength to obtain its essence and to earn the …
No doubt, Larry McKenna must be tired of the comparisons to Stan Getz, but when one listens to It Might As Well Be Spring, the similarities abound. And McKenna shoul…
Unfortunately a regional phenomenon--and "phenomenal" is an appropriate word to describe his talent--Jim Ridl continues to perform and record undisturbed by the fact that m…
I've said it before and I'll say it again: "J.D. Walter is a one-of-a-kind jazz vocalist awaiting discovery by a wider public." It seems that the inner circle of jazz music…
While the publicity accompanying the CD, Think With Your Heart, compares bassist Omer Avital’s leadership with that of Charles Mingus, a more apt comparison would be…
Going home again has proven to be a rewarding experience for Milwaukee native, Fred Horn. Even though he grew up there, Horn has moved around and more than paid his dues by…
Purchase College at SUNY has come up with an idea that other educational institutions should emulate: It has created its own record label. Other colleges and universities m…
Oddly enough--but deservedly--Stacey Kent is receiving positive press wherever she goes. This American native who found success in England charmed the producers of CBS S…