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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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  • 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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Sarah Bailen Smith

Sarah Bailen Smith

Gresham, Oregon - After months of uncertainty, there will be a Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. Rogue Ales presents the 2002 Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4 with gates opening each day at 2 p.m. The sounds of straight-ahead jazz will drift through historic downtown Gresham from the 17.5 acre Gresham Main City Park at the intersection of Main and Powell. Jazz fans can rejoice in the continuation of a jazz favorite.

"The intimacy of this new venue lends itself to duo …