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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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    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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Mike Di Lorenzo

Mike Di Lorenzo

Piano, Keyboardist Mike Di Lorenzo And His New Contemporary Jazz Cd Release "Urbanized" being featured On "The Groove Boutique" and "Chill with Chris Botti" Syndicated Shows. CD101.9 FM NYC presenting a new direction of contemporary music from contemporary jazz to smooth, hip-hop and latin jazz formats. "Urbanized" presents a fresh blend of rhythmic and melodic instrumental compositions which also features Bob Malach on tenor sax and Vinnie Cutro on trumpet. Read some of the quotes:

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A new ensemble from KEEPtheGROOVE

Featuring:

Mike Di Lorenzo piano, keyboards; Bob Malach tenor sax; Vinnie Cutro trumpet; Frank Valdes - percussion

With the debut release of his new cd titled Urbanized, pianist/composer Mike Di Lorenzo introduces a fresh and intriguing contemporary instrumental sound co

Mike introduces a fresh collection of compositions based on different elements of city living. By incorporating popular rhythm formats yet remaining true to form with standout instrumental performances from guests Bob Malach on tenor sax and Vinnie Cutro on trumpet, the delicate balance of past inspirations and today’s energies works out beautifully on this recording.

This blending of influences from the jazz, latin and hip-hop worlds provides a listening ambiance that is receiving very favo