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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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  • 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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  • 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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Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Jazz stands at the top of the heap when it comes to evolution and revolution. Throughout its rich history, the genre has been transformed, re-invented and turned upside hun…
Nowadays, whenever a jazz musician can spell En-dur-ance backwards without thinking on it for too long, you have to believe that saxophonist David Sanborn is …
The best way to describe the group known as the Brass Monkey Brass Band is to expect the unexpected and prepare for the unusual. First and foremost, this group is…

Louisiana is known as a hotbed for jazz and its associated traditions. As such is the case, the genre comes in a variety of flavors and is always forthcoming in one form…

Jan Aldridge Clark’s debut recording entitled Anything But Ordinary is exactly what the title indicates; in fact, the CD is most unusual when a…
In the realm of smooth jazz ideology, the lines connecting the dots of where one style of music begins and the other drops off are not clearly defined. That is due in pa…
To understand the essence of Emerge, a group hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, take one part gospel and then add the essence of smooth jazz to get a cl…
Singer/songwriter Lin Cremore's latest CD is entitled 'Vulnerability' and it has all the trappings of an easy listening vocal melody maker. Fil…
First of all, let me say that in my opinion Virginia native Jim Adkins is one of the few unsung smooth jazz guitarists who has exceptional tonal quality…
Everyday, jazz is bastardized, maligned, obscured and ridiculed in the name of art; however, that does not mean that aficionados and connoisseurs of the music should consta…