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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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  • 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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Soul And Science 2: Electric Boogaloo, the new CD from the Chris Greene Quartet, is a stream of perennial beauty with harmonies that are always in season, and spr…
Airborne always finds a new way to put the listener on an aircraft and fly them over exquisite landscapes that feel aurally entrancing and sensually relaxing. The group’…
Jazz saxophonist Glenn White displays limitless vigor and springiness in the creative curves of the tracks on his new CD, Sacred Machines. Produced by David Binney, …
Saxophonist Bruce Eskovitz makes jumping jazz sound modern on his latest release, One For Newk II. Accompanied by pianist Billy Mays, vibraphonist Charlie Shoemak…
Like a jigsaw puzzle made up of oddly shaped pieces that when brought together reveal a complete picture, so too do the pieces that shape Paul "Shilts" Weimar’s life, he…
DeNate has the smooth soul padding of 70s hitmaker Patty Austin, the hip dance grooves of 80s R&B songstress Pebbles and the attractive heated coils of George Benson. Co…
Pianist-composer Satoko Fujii has made a name for herself as a prophet of eclectic modern jazz. Her latest quartet, Ma-do features herself on piano, her husband Natsuki …
Jazz saxophonist Noah Preminger takes classic jazz and free style to new melodic heights on his latest release, Dry Bridge Road. The 22-year old composer/saxoph…
There are some artists who pass through the turnstiles of concert halls and never return, and then there is American Songbook connoisseur/classic jazz performer, Michael…
Performance jazz albums are a rare gem, and composer, guitarist and co-founder of the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, Darrell Katz embarks on the adventure with the s…