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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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Past Present is the third release from guitarist George Cotsirilos, and the second for the trio. It is a strong follow-up to the trio‘s first release together,…
The Chicago-based Aaron Koppel Quartet is comprised of leader-guitarist Aaron Koppel, pianist Matt Nelson, drummer Robert Tucker, and bassist Graham Czach. Their 2007 de…
This is the fourth release from Israeli-born New Yorker Oz Noy, who began his musical career in his teens and by age 16 had already performed with some of Israel’s most …
Composer, performer and producer Stevan Pasero is sometimes referred to as one of the music world’s best kept secrets, although he is recognized worldwide for his finger…
Mahavishnu Re-Defined is an all-star tribute to one of the most innovative musicians in the jazz fusion scene. Featuring acts such as Nguyen Le, The Mahavishnu …
This quartet’s debut release follows two previous releases of Frazier’s and Wallace’s (Colton Frazier/Rob Wallace Duo.) The music is a unique mixture of jazz, classical,…
Blue Plate Special is guitarist Will Bernard’s follow up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated Party Hats and his second recording for Palmetto Records. This disc features…
New York based Canadian saxophonist and composer, Quinsin Nachoff, is one of the leading innovators of modern/neo-classical jazz music today. His last release, Magic…
Classical musicians Frederick Moyer and two of his long-time friends, Peter Tillotson and Peter Fraenkel, a.k.a the Jazz Arts Trio, take a refreshing idea and run with i…
Oscar Peterson is renowned as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. The trio, consisting of Peterson and long-time band mates Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen o…
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