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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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  • 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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  • 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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Norm Breest

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Three musicians from various areas of jazz have come together to bring a new slant on world music. Percussionist Manolo Badrena of Weather Report, Stanley Turrentine's guit…
Lonie Walker is one of those performers that works better with a live audience. The Chicago-based singer owns The Underground Wonder Bar in the Gold Coast neighborhood and …
Producer of the extremely popular Urban Knights series of releases Frayne T. Lewis decided to spotlight three of the people who have been an intragral part of the Urban Kni…
This compilation CD is a good release for the person who has received a taste for smooth jazz from the radio and wants to get to know more artists that don't get a lot of a…
For his seventh release in ten years, saxophonist Warren Hill has brought an extremely personal release. Not only does Hill give his take on some classic love songs, he fea…
In Peter White's early years of backing up Basia and Al Stewart, sometimes he would break out the accordian and bring sounds that will compliment the song. On Danny Federic…
One of the jobs that violinist Jeff Gauthier had done during his career was performing in Star Trek movies and TV series. From his latest solo release called Mask, …
Rick Gallagher's debut CD Sweet Potato Eyebrows is a good mix of jazz standards and and originals that has a classy sound to it. Gallagher has a piano discipline t…
From her first release called Saxtress in 1996, Pamela Williams has been been on the brink of stardom. Her third release called Evolution will be the one to…
Keyboardist/Drummer Wolfgang Mitschke of Germany takes a contemporary approach to some of the masters of jazz on Sundance. Besides playing songs written by Charlie P…