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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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  • 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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  • 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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How right it is! After recording for all the major record labels, Thelonious Sphere Monk, Jr., has broken loose and is walking on Higher Ground, with this CD, th…
Seven tracks produced by the San Francisco based group, blending funk, jazz and wordplay. Brendan Rush Dance performs on horns, whistles and words. John Law handles drums a…
An impressive eight-track album by Brooklyn based artists playing a combination jazz, R&B, soul and a touch of funk.All songs on this album were written by Dan Stein, wh…
Considered by many to be the greatest jazz trombonist of all times, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, J. J. Johnson inspired this memorial album, with several major jazz…
Ramsey Lewis’ legendary talent speaks through his ability to spot hot, young talent, which he does on Urban Knights V.Each artist chosen for this album brings a s…
Living legend Nancy Wilson teems up with Ramsey Lewis and his Trio, creating a soul filled compilation of legendary classics on SIMPLE PLEASURES.SIMPLE PLEASUR…
Nominated for guitarist of the Year in 2003, by the National Smooth Jazz Awards, Jeff Golub steps up to the plate with his latest CD, SOUL SESSIONS.Each track is …
Capturing the sensuality of Marvin Gaye, the smoothness of Smokey Robinson and the sheer genius of Stevie Wonder, along with other major Motown greats, guitarist-producer L…
On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross, world famous smooth jazz, R&B, pop, singer/songwriter, suffered a debilitating diabetes induced stroke.

Today, Luther is struggling towards full rehabilitation.

In an effort of total love for Luther, and in an attempt to raise awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes, the Verve Music Group in association with the American Diabetes Association, are kicking off 'Send A Love Letter to Luther' day beginning August 3, 2004 across the country.

Al …

Saturday-Sunday, April 1st-2nd, JSOP Pensacola Jazz Festival, Seville Square and Fountain Park. Free admission. 850.432.2042 www.jazzpensacola.com

Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, 8th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Announced acts: Joyce Cooling, Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons, KEM, Brian Culbertson, Bona Fide featuring Slim Man , Jones & Company, Wayman Tisdale, Nestor Torres, Rick Braun. New location - Seascape Resort & Conference Center, Hwy. 98, just east of Destin, F …