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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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    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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Vida, the new CD by Adonis Puentes is a wonderful introduction into the world of Cuban music. Adonis, one half of the The Puentes Brothers singing team, gained …
It comes as no surprise that the Columbian-born musician is exceedingly talented. You don't get the opportunity to play with Arturo Sandoval, and celebrated African perf…
Yahboy! transports nice, light and rhythmical jazz type heads that sound sweet, and at times full of fun. "Pearls of Wisdom" puts on a show in a noticeable and …
These are Modern Times for Marc Antoine. The list is long of great musicians Antoine has played with and all have helped Antoine grow as flamen…
Here is an unexpected delight from a group that deserves more attention. Formed in 1995 by Jessica Valiente, Anna Millet Meyer, and Yasuyo Kimura, Los M�s Valientes…
After more than twenty albums and a Grammy award, Dave Valentin is well-established as a leader, and as the pre-eminent flutist in the Latin jazz realm. By now, then, Valen…
Batepapo, the debut CD by Brazilian drummer Alexandre Cunha can be summed up in one word , generous, or maybe infectious would be a better choice. Generous, bec…
One may not consider the vibraphone a romantic jazz tool but it truly can be and is in the hands of the likes of Lionel Hampton, Cal Tjader and currently Bob Masteller. …
Here is an unexpected delight from a group that deserves more attention. Formed in 1995 by Jessica Valiente, Anna Millet Meyer, and Yasuyo Kimura, Los M�s Valientes is…