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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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Simon Armstrong

Simon Armstrong

The coastal town of Southport, boasts the perfect location for a jazz festival with tree lined boulevards, over 200 restaurants, bars and cafes, top class hotels, the venue could hardly be more suited for such an event. It is also exclusively twinned with the Guiness Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland) Octber 2002 - www.corkjazzfestival.com

This four day festival is a true celebration of all 'jazz' types. The venues play host to almost every conceivable type of jazz from Traditional to Big band, Be …