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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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The San Diego skyline has a new spotlight lit and it’s directed at upcoming, vibrant and soulful siren Amber Ojeda. Not a fan of the hip-hop sound, I have found myself a…
The breaking of tradition and direction of heart is a social constant which is well documented over centuries. The art of the serenade is lost somewhat but still a stron…
JazzTrenzz’s Clef NotesSpicy composition and rebel arrangements make this year’s entry to the Latin jazz scene of Claudia Acuna and Arturo O’Farrill’s, a p…
Put this spin on the "Hep" cycle and let it rotate, for it has the matchless signature that cleverly dispenses the art of cool rhythms. Linda Dachtyl and her jazz organ …
Just in Jazz - Sharel Cassity - Just For You Alto supremacy is the working title of this spin today! Just For You is cunningly complex, yet seemingl…
The Star of any Season Karen Johns & Company - Star and SeasonSimilar to the variation in New England seasons, Karen Johns is equal i…
The Many Moods of Rabitsch & PawlikHigh Class, Sassy Brass.... that is the ever-evolving legacy of the Rabitsch & Pawlik duet when their Moods
From the Cafés cantantes to the gypsy festivals, the ardor of Flamenco music is the heartbeat of passionate string-driven romance. Whether it was the rubber-stamped clas…
As live recordings go, this spin is the pedagogy of charming oneself within the diverse vein of ivory strokes. The Miles Black Trio, from the cavern known as The …
Take the animated technique of trombonist Frank Rosolino and adventurous temper of talent that is Carl Fontana and you have classic jazz brass.... On a night back in 197…
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