NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  •  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…
    Read more...
  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    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…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
  • 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…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
Sheldon T. Nunn

Sheldon T. Nunn

Whenever someone mentions the word noodlin’, the ultimate question is: "Exactly, what is being referred to when someone says I’m just noodlin’." Depending upon what regi…
Whenever Everette Harp comes to mind, there is one aspect of his career that rings true; he is a jam maker as well as a jam master. As a native of Houston, Texas, I watc…
Without a doubt, Grover Washington, Jr. is best described as one of the most dominant and influential figures in contemporary jazz. For more than 30 years, Grover crosse…
For the devoted fans of saxophonist Wilton Felder, who have often wondered where he disappeared to in recent years, let it be known he has returned with a remarkably new…
In the annals of R&B music, there are only a few singers who have a memorable presence in the minds of most; however, every now and again an individual does arise to the…
For more than thirty years Bobby Lyle has been a lightening rod in contemporary jazz; however, achieving widespread recognition in the United States has been moderately …
During the course of daily happenings, thousands upon thousands of albums are recorded on every continent and in practically every nook and cranny of the world. Jazz mus…

Every now and again there comes an artist who captures your interest from the very first prodigious note that is made. As if by osmosis, their music is absorbed into the…

In an ever-evolving world of smooth jazz ideology, one constant companion who has epitomized that style of music has been saxophonist Marion Meadows. Since the onset of …
As an alumnus of Miles Davis’ groundbreaking fusion album entitled Bitches Brew, as well as a co-founder of Herbie Hancock’s expeditionary band The Headhun…