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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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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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Jazzascona

Jazzascona

JazzAscona - taking place in Ascona, Switzerland - stands out for its unique program and is today one of the major world events devoted to historical styles of jazz-an eleven-day multi-faceted musical marathon, but also an opportunity to vacation and relax in the grandiose Lake Maggiore setting, just south of the Swiss Alps.

The theme of the 26th edition is New Standards, updating an extraordinary, often-forgotten collection of jazz classics. New compositions, led by young musicians,