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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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  •  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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Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Whenever I get a new jazz CD of any kind to review, I usually have to be ready for something that can only come from the "intuitive creative spirit that comes from withi…
In order to be successful in jazz nowadays, an artist has to be highly visible and wear a multitude of hats. Some artists are successful because they play the more popular …
The first time I met Joe Sample, I was somewhat taken aback by the simplicity of his character as a world-class entertainer. As a jazz pianist, Joe has been a viable…
Smooth jazz in the purest sense has always been a contradiction, due in small part to its universal radio appeal. Some of the artists who play that type of music can easily…
One of the more innovative and satisfying artists of his time is producer, arranger and keyboardist Jason Miles. As a musician, he has fine-tuned his craft with such…
If you know anything about vocalist Brenda Russell, one thing is apparent about her. She is one of the most versatile musical artists of her generation. She has the …
One of the more intriguing jazz artists of the 20th century was trumpeter Miles Dewey Davis. His accomplishments and contributions to the development of jazz as a wh…
Every now and again, there comes an album that fulfills all the requirements of what can be considered as emotionally satisfying music, especially in the realm of vocal jaz…
For any number of years, smooth jazz has rapidly become one of the most popular styles of music around today. Over time and upon further examination, most of what can be co…
Creativity and ingenuity has always been a major component of Jason Miles' rapidly expanding career. With a resume that reads like a Who's Who in music, Jason has re…