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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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  • 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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  •  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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Michael Perry

Michael Perry

The evolution of jazz has taken many complicated and unexpected turns.... but there are many things that were meant to stay the same. Jazz vocals fall into the latter ca…
Linda Ciofalo has a voice that reaches out and grabs you. You just have to pay attention. Her vocal talent is among the best heard today. She is in great company, as much o…
Jazz vocalist Nancy Donnelly is a taste of the old school of jazz, when vocals counted for something. Her voice carries you off to the jazz and swing clubs of the 30s an…
This album has far too many huge stars to list them all. Simply stated, there is more talent on this album than you can imagine. The great legends that are George Benson an…
Ellen’s singing career began in Chicago, where she exhibited a versatile mix of acoustic styles, ranging from pop and jazz to theatrical numbers.It could be said …
QUIET NIGHTS was recorded live November 17th, 2002 at The Cellar, a Vancouver jazz club and restaurant, the result of an impromptu recording session. You can almo…
A lot of great music has come out of Canada. This piece is no exception. OneUpOneDown is a duo that will get your attention. Their soft, sophisticated sounds cascade fro…
In recent years, it has been a common thing to see classic works modernized. Examples of this would be the remake of Romeo and Juliet, starring Leo DiCaprio and…
This CD has an entrancing appeal to those who love Brazilian style jazz. You can not escape the smooth style that just flows from the speakers as you listen to this albu…
Can piano jazz get any better? The answer to this is a given. It is always getting better and better, and there will always be better and better bands. The Min Rager Qui…
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