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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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  • 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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  • 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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Lesley Mitchell-Clarke

Lesley Mitchell-Clarke

TORONTO MAY 20th, 2003: On Saturday, May 17th, veteran Toronto jazz trumpeter and major figure in the Canadian music scene, Paul Grosney, passed away quietly in his sleep. He celebrated his 80th birthday early in the year, and had been happily preparing for an upcoming gig at "The Montreal Bistro & Jazz Club" with one of his performing groups, "The Kansas City Local". As recently as last week, he joyfully played two gigs in one day. Paul cherished his family and friends, and was generous to a fa …
It has been nearly four years since the internationally renowned jazz bassist and composer, Dave Young has released a recording as the leader of his own ensemble. His last offering, Tale of the Fingers was a huge success, both critically and artistically. Four years has been a sizeable interval, but the musical results have been well worth the wait. On March 1st and 2nd, Justin Time Records is releasing a thrilling new jazz recording by The Dave Young Quintet, entitled Mainly Mingus -