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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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  • 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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  •  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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Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

One of the most redeeming qualities about jazz as a genre is that it is the first known crossover style of music. With well over 100 different associated styles, it has als…
The long awaited recording by vocalist Ya Ya Fornier has been 20 years-plus in the making. Through the process of elimination, many of the kinks that befall many fir…
Every year, thousands of artists record and promote their brand of jazz in hopes of elevating the consciousness of America's only original art form. Four individuals who pe…
Interpreting the works of legendary composers and arrangers through vocalese is an art form in itself; however, when singers take it upon themselves to do so, they should s…
The history of jazz is filled with interpretations of the intuitive musical spirit that comes through the process of creativity. The ebb and flow of the genre has affected …
Every now and again, an artist comes along with a talent that transcends the boundaries of what can be called excellence. In this particular case, I am speaking of guitaris…
Keiko Matsui is known as one of the most fascinating pianists in contemporary/new age music. Her ability to merge American music with traditional Asian influences ha…
It goes without saying that George Benson has become a musical icon in the annals of pop, R&B and jazz. His ability to cross the lines of various musical styles has …
Nowadays, vocal jazz can be a difficult commodity to come by. There are limited opportunities to be exposed to the vocal side of jazz; in fact, they are often few and far b…
Every ten years appears to be a milestone in jazz. During each decade, there have been major influences in jazz that have changed the genre in more ways than one. Bebop cam…