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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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  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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Driving through life in the smooth R&B/soul lane is what singer-songwriter Glynis John Martin achieves in his debut solo album Black Ice. With harmonies as rich…
Emotional, uninhibited, and hauntingly beautiful, pianist Claude-Marc Bourget takes his Ruby Flower Records release, Second Time, into highly cultivated passages …
Singer and music arranger Deborah Latz knows just how to create a very intimate mood for her audience. Her latest release Lifeline purveys a deeper layer to the t…
Jonathan Voltzok’s latest release More To Come is a vow to audiences that more is coming and not just wishful thinking. The trombonist embraces traditional bebop …
Whether saxophonist Aaron Irwin is delivering the soft mollifying slurps of smooth jazz or the giggling gushes of swing jazz, his sextet which bears his name makes coffe…
Afro-Latin accents traipse fragrantly through Wayne Wallace's music, moving to samba-vibed beats, merengue flavored horns, and salsa-toned vocals. His latest release
Saxophonist Horace Alexander Young lets listeners enjoy the creamy textures of smooth R&B and moonlight jazz on his latest release Contemporary Jazz. From the mom…
Saxophonist and bandleader Paul Carlon has made it his life’s mission to assimilate Latin music into American jazz. One of his vehicles has been The Paul Carlon Octet wh…
Sweet. That is precisely what Al Williams III’s latest record Heart Song is like working with three producers this time around who also played on the recording, k…
The Joe Gilman Trio have returned with their second disc devoted to jazzing up the music by legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder with the trio’s latest record, V…
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