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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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  • 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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Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

It’s always startling why, with the great wealth of instrumental possibilities available to jazz artists, they continually place themselves in the same old formats, even…
Russian pianist and composer Masha Stepina studied at the Rostov College of Arts and at the S.V. Rakhmaninov Conservatory in her home country. She taught theory, music h…
Wellstone Conspiracy is just another example of how many great jazz musicians there are throughout the United States. This quartet combines Idaho-based Brent Jensen on s…
Guitarist, trumpeter and vocalist Jeff Healey was known to most for his blistering guitar work as a leader and with bands like Dire Straits, Stevie Ray Vaughan…
Trumpeter, flugelhornist, electronic valve instrument (EVI) performer and composer Mike Metheny may be Pat’s brother, but he doesn’t take a backseat to his better known …
Scenes is a jazz guitar trio including John Stowell on guitar, Jeff Johnson on bass and John Bishop on drums. They’ve been playing and recording together for over nine y…
EEA is constructed of three members from the Program for Improvisational Music at the University of Nevada-Reno. Saxophonist Peter Epstein earned his Bachelor’s degree a…
Mentored by Miles Davis who first heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall, what everyone remembers, however, is when Miles chose trumpeter and c…
Native New Yorker and vocalist Catherine Russell, whose father was the long-time music director for Louis Armstrong, knows a thing or two about authenticity. In this age…
Percussionist and composer Brian Adler has worked with artists like Gene Bertoncini, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Anat Fort, Dave "Fuze" Fiuczynski, Erik Lawrence, Kate Mc…