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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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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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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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Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

You're not alone if your introduction to the music of Roger Kellaway began with the memorable closing theme of TV's All In The Family. That tune, "Remembering…
Famed British jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton titled his memoirs I Play As I Please. Mart Rodger & Manchester Jazz might say, "We play whatever appeals to u…
The late tenor Jan Peerce would probably disapprove of Katie Bull’s treatment of his 1948 semi-classical hit. On the other hand, jazz aficionados will applaud loudly. Bull …
This is not a run-of-the-mill reissue CD. Sure! You’ve heard all these songs before but there is a very large "BUT." This is virtually unheard Diz & Bird. The copiou…
Here’s a debut CD by a rough and ready newcomer to the California blues scene. Michele Lundeen is the first-place winner of the San Diego Blues Challenge and …
The cover art on Mojo Stu’s new CD pictures his National Reso-Phonic, an instrument that’s always as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. The Philadelphia s…
The spring and summer of 1945 found jazz legend Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers booked at Boston’s Savoy Café. The band came to town boasting the re-emerging …
New England guitarist extraordinaire Ron Murray dazzles your ears with his new album Romanza. Picking up his first classical guitar at 14, Murra…
Zoho Music offers Jazz with a New York vibe and that’s exactly what you get on the Stryker / Slagle Band release Live At The Jazz Standard. Stry…
New Orleans Delight set a benchmark with their 2004 sessions with Cliff "Kid" Bastien and George Berry. Sadly, both men have since moved on to their fi…