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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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    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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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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Pianist Ramón Valle’s first concern as a Jazz artist has been to find his own voice. He is now at the place where he feels he has done that and his concern has moved to exp…
This year has seen the loss of the giants of Latin Music- Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, and most recently Celia Cruz and Company Segundo. It is clear an era has ended in w…
The Traveler is the 4th release from the Pittsburgh based group headed by Guitarist Eric Susoeff. It includes covers of the little known Coltrane composition " 26-2", Ray B…
Edu Tancredi was born in Uruguay, so close to Brazil that he grew up speaking both Spanish and Portuguese. He was classically trained on piano as a child and later studied …
The connections between Jazz and Flamenco are not hard to imagine. They both are based on an Improvisational language, they share African origins through the Moorish Conque…
Viva Cubop 3 is the third compilation of Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz Tracks from recent CuBop releases as well as unreleased music. This is old school Latin Jazz , music I gr…
Ruben Blades won a Grammy for Best World Album, for his epic work Mundo released in 2002. The Panama born Salsa artist has moved far from his Fania All Star Roots and has i…
Pianist and Composer Kenny Barron has been described as "Ubiquitous." He has the unique ability to tap into the Universal element of any musical situation and still retain …
Anyone who loves Cuban music could easily come to believe that the secret to long life, heath and happiness is Cuban Rum and Cigars. Pio Leiva , a Buena Vista Social Club A…
In an interview with the wife of Juan Carlos Formell, Dita Sullivan, (who's admiration and defense of her husband is untiring and beyond measure) I mentioned that the music…
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