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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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  • 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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Cathi Walkup casts an enchanting spell with her new live CD, "Playing Favorites."With a low and easy delivery and an inspired set of songs - some familiar and others fro…
Dinah Washington sang like no one else.Her high-pitched voice and sharp, clipped phrasing earned her both fans and detractors. It was a piercing sound, instantly recogni…
On her first live concert recording, Diana Krall sounds more relaxed and confident than ever. "Live in Paris" comes after a string of wildly successful studio albums and…
Susan Lamont, a native New Yorker and the youngest of seven, grew up in St. Albans, Queens, listening to her mother’s Ella Fitzgerald records. Now, she offers an enthusi…
Jazz vocalist and composer Mili Bermejo embraces her Argentinean roots on her fifth jazz release, "Pienso el Sur."Born in Buenos Aires, Bermejo was raised in Mexico. She…
Sarah Brooks brings a warm earthiness to her music.With a rich voice that seems to drip with experience, she lets songs flow out of her much like the way Bonnie Raitt do…
Singer Sony Holland has created some buzz around Nashville. Her debut CD with the Dennis Burnside Trio aims to spread to word beyond Tennessee.Holland has a warm, appeal…
Singer Carol Duboc’s second CD is called "Duboc," a fitting title considering the Kansas City native wrote or co-wrote the majority of songs, arranged and produced the albu…
Jazz Menagerie is a fitting name for a new San Francisco-based ensemble. On its debut CD, "Just Hold Me," the group offers a mellow mix of songs."We chose the name Jazz …
Take note of Rebecca Martin. With "Middlehope," her new collection of ballads, she is poised to win over both folk and jazz listeners.Martin, a singer-songwriter who has…