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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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    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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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

29.01.2011

A Moment of Gratitude

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The White House, Washington, D.C. - The artistry and importance of African-American music took center stage on Tuesday, when President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush hosted performances by National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters’ Dr. Billy Taylor, Chico Hamilton, James Moody and "Jazz and the New Generation" featuring vocalist Crystal Torres in celebration of Black Music Month.
While over two hundred of the President’s invited guests filled the Blue Room, the three "Jazz Mas …