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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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Pianist Andy McWain is known mostly for his excursions into free-jazz, and it is in this genre he, bassist Albey Balgochian and drummer Laurence Cook, work on Vigil
Guitarist Steve Kimock puts his current band of six years in the studio for Eudomonic, and comes out with an entertaining disc of popish instrumental rock music t…
Dominican Republic jazz pianist Michel Camilo has performed numerous programs of George Gershwin’s (1896-1937) music with a number of orchestras in the last 15 or so yea…
West-coast avant-garde trumpeter/flugelhornist/composer Kris Tiner has appeared on 25 recordings for mostly small independent and self-published labels. He has been hear…
The world is full of good musicians who work hard in studios and on tours with various bands, playing a variety of music styles flawlessly, yet whose names never become …
Pianist Paul Tillotson has made a career out of being a multifaceted and able-handed musician in numerous musical styles. Originally from Boise, Idaho, Tillotson has cal…
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