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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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  • 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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  •  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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Ever since the forays of American musicians into Rio de Janiero and environs in the early 1960s, Brazilian music has exercised a profound influence on the jazz tradition. W…
Eliane Elias has a silky resonance in her vocals that is reminiscent of American pop singer, Carly Simon as Elias cuddles the lyrics with all the feminine lure of a sea …
Choro, bossa nova and samba rhythms which are native to Brazil, are the primary focus of Hendrik Meurkens new release, Samba To Go. The recording features Meurken…
Stan Getz had a unique sound. Robert Kyle, a successful LA leader and sideman, comes close to reproducing it here. And he does it in a Brazilian groove that pays homage …
My Very Life is a stunning, beautiful jazz journey through the sounds of Brazil, featuring the original compositions of Paulinho Garcia, and his memorable perfo…
Contos is lively, thoughtful, and full of surprises. Its composer, Leonardo E. M. Cioglia, has created some intriguing jazz motifs that will linger in your mind…
Hendrik Meurkens's has a winner in his energetic, expressive CD, Sambatropolis. Every performance is topnotch, and Meurkens shares his jazz harmonica revelation…
Veteran saxophonist/flutist Mary Fettig is a name known to many of the great icons in the Latin and jazz corners. Having played with such brilliantly talented luminaries…
Introspection. It’s something that youthful Brazilian mandolin master Hamilton de Holanda indulges in more and more these days, as witnessed by his 2007 solo release Int…
Bossa nova singer, Rosa Passos can sing in any language and it will sound as lovely as a siren whispering sweet words of love in your ear. Her beauty transcends language…