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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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  • 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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This new release by Maxjazz should be on the racks by the time you read this. Vocalist Asa Harris appears in duo, quartet and quintet combinations with other Chicago musici…
Now living in New York, jazz singer, Carla Cook was born in Detroit and influenced by the Motown sounds, classical and gospel music. She performs internationally today and …
In view of the high praise given to their recent Jazz Crusade release and their 2002 album with gospel singer Tori Robinson, the Vintage Jazzmen sent along a one of their o…
Prior to settling in San Antonio, Loretta Cormier performed in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Texas-based jazz singer has now released her debut CD encompassing 13 standa…
Having played piano and bass guitar in her youth, Masha began singing at the age of 19 and by 1990 she had developed the Masha Bijlsma Band and toured as the opening act fo…
My introduction to the songs of Karen Shane is a most welcome experience. Karen has a pure jazz voice and beckons the listener into a sense of feeling "very much at home". …
Seattle born pianist, Bill Anschell, now makes Atlanta his home. Many will recall his fine work on the Miles Osland CD "An Old Speckled Hen at Snapes Malting". The record b…
Philadelphia singer Denise King sent a copy of her new release, "Simply Mellow". This is "straight ahead, no nonsense jazz" performed by a mature vocalist in the tradition …
In a new departure, Drimala Records are making this recording available only through their website. It cannot be found in music shops. The trio is composed of pianist/flaut…
Deanna Witkowski was totally unfamiliar to me when I received this CD. In my usual manner, I follow a certain ritual while reviewing a new item. The CD is slipped into my c…