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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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  •  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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  • 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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Karl Stober

Karl Stober

Bass and lead never had so much exuberance and excitement associated with each other as in Telarc Records’ 2005 release of Ernest Ranglin’s "Surfin,’" a Jamaican gem ent…
Sax has an appeal unlike other instruments associated with the craft of jazz. Deep in thought and telling is each note, escaping from its expressive brass skin. For the …
Nothing is more appealing and invigorating than the presence and resonance of the big band sound. From the Stage Door Canteen to dance halls countrywide, big bands was t…
For each lifetime that passes legends are part of the journey as we embrace when the moment allows. In our current journey music has offered many but none with the gentle f…
Consistently delivering all the panache and excitement from album to album, Ferrante, Mintzer, Haslip, and Baylor along with some select few aficionados of the jazz kind…
Mix a whole lot of Anita O’Day with a heaping talent-full of Cheryl Bentyne and you possess one cool jewel, to be released by the Telarc label called "Let Me Off Uptown". T…
With a Sinatra esque tempo and a presence that would light up Broadway, here is an artist that has legs and will lay a major impression on the jazz scene for many years. Hi…
The attempts of defining "Soul" comes from numerous lost journeys and countless never to return’s but one thing is so concrete of this art form, it bleeds life from any …
Candelabras are lit as the champagne bubbles rhythmically glisten from the sparkle of crystal. Romance is in our midst and the delicate tones off of the keys are none ot…
Act like you’ve been there. Angela Carole Brown, vocalist, writer, and composer, did and scripted these lyrics to be fictitious in venue never realizing that many memori…