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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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  • 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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  •  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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In her search for spiritual musical expression, which continues to this date, Jane Bunnett has established one of the more interesting jazz careers of her generation. A Can…
Nobody can say that Ignacio Berroa rushes into things. A sought after drummer who has played with a whose who of Jazz luminaries, Berroa is just now releasing his first …
Elliott Caine is batting one thousand with the release of his third CD. The first two, Orientation and Le Supercool received wide acclaim and Blues Fro…
Sonando is known for their interesting blend of Afro-Cuban Music with Modern Jazz. Their third release Tres exemplifies this blend completely. If hard hitting a…
Steve Guasch y su Orquesta Nueva Era is a Latin jazz band from Seattle, Washington. Their goal is to combine the music of salsa with Latin jazz. Siguiendo la Tradició…
Formed by trombonist Jonny Enright in 1996, Grupo-X issued their successful debut CD, X-Posure in 2001. The young band impressed us with its considerable fire…
Ten years ago, Havana, Cuban born guitarist Luis Mario Ochoa released his first recorded effort. Since that time, Luis and his band of merry men have blazed and embellis…
The word "Zambra" is a gypsy word that means "a gathering of musical merriment" and is a dance done by women from Spain. It is also the name of Willie and Lobo's latest …
Hilary Noble and Rebecca Cline have performed with some of the greats in Latin Jazz including Giovanni Hidalgo, Bobby Sanabria and John Santos.Rebecca co-leads tw…
Pablo Mayor is a pianist and Colombian native living in New York; his Folklore Urbano is a large band which purveys an invigorating mix of Colombian music and hot jazz i…