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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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  • 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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Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

There is a problem that always occurs when the faculty of university jazz programs and/or the faculty at summer jazz camps get together to perform. Since they are all repre…
45-year old clarinetist and New York native Don Byron is one of those jazz artists who continually creates new forward-thinking and highly critically acclaimed music yet, f…
Palo Alto, CA guitarist/singer/songwriter Ed Johnson has been teaching guitar in private and group situations and music camps in the bay area for over 25 years. He is also …
Bassist Oskar Cartaya’s first release as a leader is an all-out throw-down that deserves to send the bassist into wider popular recognition with audiences in the jazz and L…
Among percussionists the name Paul Wertico stands for excellence in technique and rhythmic conception. The long-time Pat Metheny Group drummer is one of the chief reasons M…
Free jazz is an elusive thing. Technically, all jazz is free, to some extent - it’s just the degree to which the musicians are willing to allow the impositions of harmony o…
Grammy award winner Jason Miles is easily one of the brightest minds working as a synthesizer/computer music programmer and electronic musician on either coast. There’s a r…
Multi-keyboardist, programmer and composer Craig Taborn’s newest album is a bold, decisive, inspired and fantastic recording that makes an imperative statement about the di…
Boston based jazz and blues drummer/harmonica player Ralph Rosen has had a diverse career. Currently a core member of the Bruce Katz Band, Rosen has also worked with Bo …
The best music is always made when musicians leave their "six shooters" at home and give themselves over to expressing the music wholeheartedly. When participants come toge…