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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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  • 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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Singer-songwriter Mark Winkler is the perfect combination of Randy Neuman’s casually hewn swagger and Michael Feinstein’s sleek jazz glides. He courts sophistication wit…
The old saying "Flaunt it if you’ve got it" has been passed on from generation to generation, and it certainly rings true for jazz vocalist Sarah DeLeo who has definitel…
A spiral of sounds, a tapestry of festive twirls, a conflagration of zig-zagging patterns, and trestles of liberating vibrations ornate Jason Rigby’s newly released soph…
Jazz vocalist Meryl Romer comes alight with a Billy Holiday radiance and a Dinah Washington caressive vocalese on her first recorded outing So Sure from the Lady …
Vocalist Ramana Vieira is perched beautifully between torchlight blues and operatic fires. Her latest release Lagrimas de Rainha, which translated in English is <…
Harmony singers, Sonia Santos and Ana Gazzola live up to the idyllic expectations of Brazilian-jazz music on their third release appropriately titled Brasil Brazil 3<…
Coming off of a hiatus that has lasted a decade, jazz singer Carol Fredette has returned with her latest solo album Everything In Time, produced and arranged by h…
Pianist Danny Green shows flexibility in his playing and expansive knowledge of jazz music’s artifacts as demonstrated by the compositions on his debut solo CD, With …
The steam emanating from the bluesy jazz coals of Greg Skaff’s guitar chords rise like a billowing inferno from the tracks on his latest CD East Harlem Skyline. W…
The Netherlands contemporary jazz ensemble, Azure have a sure-fire formula for synchronizing light and dark shades so their contrasting frames fade into each other and c…