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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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  •  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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Eleonor England

Eleonor England

On Monday the 25th of November, 2002 from 9pm-12 midnight, award-winning jazz vocalist Eleonor England and Indonesia's jazz pianist Eddy Sambuaga will give a concert "Pre-Release" of blues-informed jazz to be held at the San Francisco's Elbo Room as a fundraiser for their upcoming cd. Their shows have been described as "half jazz, half stand-up comedy". Bassist Steve Fowler is making his debut with the group. Mps are available at http://www.eleonorengland.com/mp3s.html.

Admission is a slidin …

Join us this Friday, the 14th of February for an anti-Hallmark celebration of Valentine's Day for those with a sense of humour and Bad Valentine's Day-Related Attitude. So come out and bring your sense of humor for this fun musical celebration.

The place is a new venue called Bobby Ryder's - you might remember it as the Gin Joint - located at 312 Harriet Street (between 6th and 7th Streets in SOMA) which is shaping up to be a terrific venue for local jazz. There is free parking in the lot ne …