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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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  • 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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Laura Marzec

Laura Marzec

Ian Shaw is a soul singer in the best sense of that term. There is truth and life in his voice, and he conveys the emotional resonance of a song every bit as well as he shapes and contours the original melodies with his personal brand of phrasing. He makes a standard or past hit his own. Shaw possesses the musicality, articulation, harmonic sophistication and supple sense of rhythm we associate with the most urbane icons of our jazz vocal tradition, but with a little something extra: an e …
Shaw’s most recent album, A World Still Turning, a unique collection of his soulful stylings featuring his distinctive rendition of "Alone Again, Naturally," was released on 441 Records in October 2003. This is Ian’s third nomination as BBC Best Jazz Vocalist.

In addition to winning the Best Vocalist award, Shaw co-hosted the event with last year’s Best Vocalist award winner, Claire Martin.

Stateside fans can listen to highlights of this year's awards on Radio 2 on Monda …