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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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    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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Meryl Klemow

Meryl Klemow

29.01.2011

Hip Graffiti named

Published in News Story
May 2005 - Hip Graffiti was named San Diego's Best Jazz Band in the 2005 edition of San Diego Magazine. According to the magazine, "Carol Fuller and Jay Myerson, the husband and wife team who form the backbone of jazz funksters Hip Graffiti, weren’t born in San Diego, but they’ve made themselves at home here. With a new CD just out, they’re poised for great things. Check out "This Is": Hip Graffiti for an earful of favorite standards and a noteworthy interpretation or t …
29.01.2011

Jay Myerson

Published in Artist Biographies
"Jay Myerson, Oceanside resident and guitarist of jazz band Hip Graffiti, is both an accomplished performer and gifted instructor. The release of their CD, This is Hip Graffiti, will show that jazz is a funky, hip and unconventional way to express all styles of music." North County Magazine "50 People to Watch in ‘05"

Jazz guitarist Jay Myerson is known for his speed and accuracy as a player, along with his serious work ethic and passion for performing and teaching music. He takes his musici …

29.01.2011

Hip Graffiti

Published in Artist Biographies
Hip Graffiti was founded on the idea that jazz is for everyone, that it should be neither elitist nor exclusionary. The true spirit of jazz welcomes both the novice and the aficionado. Hip Graffiti prides itself on producing an eclectic blend of jazz -- from sultry to playful -- to be enjoyed by all types of music lovers.

February 2005 marks the release of Hip Graffiti’s first full-length, entirely self-produced LP, This is: Hip Graffiti. The CD features 12 sensational jazz and vocal standard …

29.01.2011

Carol Fuller

Published in Artist Biographies
"Moving from lights-out jazz to Bossa Novas and burning hot Sambas, she twists melodies in the style of Joni Mitchell." CD Baby Online.

Vocalist Carol Fuller may have had many wild experiences in her life, but nothing compares to the high she gets from performing as vocalist for jazz band Hip Graffiti. Born in Wheaton, Ill., Fuller got her first guitar at the age of 13. She taught herself a few chords and then started singing and playing with folk and blues bands throughout high scho …