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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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  • 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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Heidi Calaway

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In honor of Milwaukee’s rich jazz heritage, the Pabst Theater will host "An Evening of Milwaukee Jazz," featuring 13 of this city’s world-class jazz artists on January 31, at 8 p.m. This spectacular showcase of Milwaukee legends will include Joe Aaron on clarinet, Berkeley Fudge on tenor, soprano sax and flute, Cecilio Negron, Jr. on congas, Rick Aaron on flute, Lem Banks, blues vocalist Adekola Adedapo, jazz vocalist, Sam Kidd on bass, Dean Lea on keyboard, Scott Van Domelan on tenor sax, Micha …
Legendary Blues Guitarist and Grammy award winner Taj Mahal and his trio including Bill Rich on bass and Kester Smith on drums will be joined by none other than the Grammy nominated West Texan Folk & Blues sounds of Jimmie Dale Gilmore along with Rob Gjersoe for an intimate performance at the Pabst Theater at 8 p.m., on Friday, January 24th. Tickets are between $39 - $19 and can be purchased by calling (414) 286-3663. Taj Mahal website is taj-mo-roots.com and Jimmie Dale Gilmores website is mons …
Poncho Sanchez, The New Latin King and Grammy Award Winner along with his Latin Jazz Band will appear at the Pabst Theater on Saturday, February 1st at 8 p.m in the first of four Hal Leonard Jazz Series concerts. The Hal Leonard Jazz Series includes the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band February 1, Dick Hymen & Friends bebop, swing & popular jazz, Saturday, March 22nd Eric Reed Quintet, hard- driving swing pianist with modern jazz April 5, and wraps up with jazz violinist Regina Carter May 3. All s …