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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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  • 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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  • 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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Often confused for Puerto Rican, Guitarist and Tres Virtuoso Benjamin Lapidus is in fact from a second generation Jewish European family, but he grew up in what he says is …
Bryan Lubeck is well known throughout the Chicago jazz scene as one of the sharpest flamenco guitarists around, and his schedule reflects the fact. On his latest full lengt…
Best known for his internationally recognized Afro-Cuban Septet Mezcala, Pablo Menendez is arguably one of the most recognized Cuban guitarists of this era. Born in Oakland…
Ever since Harry James encouraged him to form his own band in 1978, Pat Longo has been entertaining much of the royalty of the Southern California entertainment kingdom, in…
Just as hands are wrung about the future of jazz, particularly as pioneers of the art form pass, along comes another jazz artist, not to fill the void, but to augment with …
Every now and again, there comes an album that fulfills all the requirements of what can be considered as emotionally satisfying music, especially in the realm of vocal jaz…
Hot Latin that is just so very cool with a touch of pure feminine energy that pulsates with every note. This is an extraordinary effort traveling in so many different direc…
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. Charlie Parker spoke these words decades ago, howeve…
I've never considered the trombone particularly characteristic of Brazilian music, nor can I remember encountering a assemblage of six trombones outside a marching band, bu…
Latino jazz guitarist Pablo Menendez gives us an alchemist's mixture of all the solid elements that make up strong jazz.......Blues, Afro-Cuban, Latin, et al. His music is …