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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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  • 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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  • 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

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Get ready for an exceptionally sensual listening experience when plugging into Esperanza Spalding’s latest release simply titled Esperanza on the Heads Up Interna…

Pushing the envelope of creativity has always been a by-product of jazz music; but unfortunately, some artists have maintained a less than enthusiastic attitude about el…
Saxophonist Danny Lerman has hit the ground running with his latest release entitled Meow Baby, which by most estimates is one of the best albums of 2008. Quiet a…
Independent recording artist Melani Skybell has released a CD entitled Just A Chase Away of her own making, one that is both surprising and just that good.…
Pianist Dave Brubeck is an American jazz icon and an artistic influence. Having been a panoramic figure on the jazz scene for more than 50 years, he can still hol…
Saxophonist Eric Marienthal’s ability to consistently groove with the best has never been a question mark. Since 1980 he has been at the forefront of musicality with high p…
At first glance, a CD entitled Back to Back by Mr. B (Mark Lincoln Braun) and Bob Seeley would appear to be nothing more than a mirror image of tunes recorded by …
The "Information Age" has brought about great strides in all aspects of how learned thought is disseminated. Different cultures and ideologies are either a phone call or…
Saxophonist Najee has recently released his second CD for Heads Up International entitled Rising Sun. Considered by some to be one of jazz’s most dominant practit…
Rendezvous Entertainment has released two unique CD compilations of smooth jazz music that highlight their stable of artists. Celebrating five years of success as one of…