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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Jon Kay

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25 year old trumpet player/composer Nick Ali (The Brownman) has been named the 2001 "Jazz Composer Of The Year" by the National Jazz Awards foundation making him the youngest award recipient at this prestigious awards ceremony.

A busy year for the Brownman. 2001 has seen him win the General Motors "Grand Prix De Jazz" Award at the Montreal Jazz Fest, CBC Galaxie Network's "Rising Star Award" and now the National Jazz Award for "Jazz Composer Of The Year". Compl …