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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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  • 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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  • 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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Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Jazz as a medium of entertainment has an enduring spirit. Through evolution, the genre has expanded its sphere of influence into over 100 different styles of music. One of …
Whenever your first ever release features a host of side men that reads like a "Who's Who in the Annals of Jazz," one has to ascertain there is something special in …
In this present day world of diminishing returns in finding good quality music to listen to, it is quite refreshing to know that jazz continues to thrive and exist in some …
Every once in a while, I come across a piece of music that defies my ability to classify in the purest sense of jazz. 'Circle of the Sun' on the Beave Music Label is…
Although studio recorded jazz is the most expedient way to become familiar with an artist's music; however, with that in mind, live jazz allows even more exposure to the ta…
Although the history of jazz is reflective of all the legendary figures we have come to know musically, the future of America's music as we know it today is in the here and…
If one was to reflect upon a modern day iconic jazz figure, Herbie Hancock's name would have to be one that withstands the measure of legendary accomplishments and t…
Gary Meek is one of those musicians who seems to be in a stand alone category all unto himself. For more than 15 years, this guy has beat around the jazz bush with skills t…
Living in New York City is a great advantage for musicians wishing to pursue jazz as a career. The city is a hotbed of activity educationally, professionally and socially. …
Every once in a while, there comes an artist who pushes the envelope of creativity and exuberance in the area of contemporary jazz music. In fact, some of these individuals…