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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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  • 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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  • 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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Kevin Calabro

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T.S. Monk returns on August 26th, 2003 with the release of his first new album in four years entitled Higher Ground. While it might seem as if the venerable drummer has been missing from the jazz scene for far too long, he’s actually been hard at work on a variety of projects that includes developing and launching his own record company, Thelonious Records. The release of Higher Ground will mark the label’s national debut.

"It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to …

The American jazz tradition has produced an array of legendary pianists/composers over the years whose larger-than-life names are perfectly suited for their superior talents: Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Bud Powell, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Horace Tapscott, to name but a few. Add to that list, Lafayette Gilchrist, the Baltimore-based artist who will make his national recording debut on June 29th with the release of The Music According To Lafayette Gilchrist, on HYENA Records.

Lafayette …

HYENA is pleased to announce the signing of the revolutionary jazz trio, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, featuring Brian Haas on piano, Reed Mathis on bass and Jason Smart on drums. Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jacob Fred's career has spanned over a decade, while a relentless tour schedule has earned them one of the youngest, most devout and loyal audiences in improvisational music. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's debut on HYENA, the long awaited groundbreaking acoustic studio album entitled, …
HYENA Records' Recording Artist JOHN ELLIS Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Touring In Support Of His New Album, ONE FOOT IN THE SWAMP In Stores Today, February 22nd

New York, NY -- John Ellis is one of the most exciting young tenor saxophonists in jazz today. While he's best known for his work as a member of the Charlie Hunter Trio, he's quickly becoming a compelling leader in his own right. Having recently signed to the eclectic New York City independent record lab