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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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  • 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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To the lovers of Latin music, the name Oscar Lopez needs no introduction! Lopez is one of the major Latin jazz guitarists performing today, and he is at his best in his lat…
Luis Conte's CUBAN DREAMS collection is Cuban music at its best, fully realized by a great Cuban performer! CUBAN DREAMS flows over with life, mystery, adventure, and is su…
Poncho Sanchez is in top form on his new release, SOUL OF THE CONGA. This is a great CD with 14 great songs! Some of the songs in the collection include "Joseito," "Moon Pi…
John Magnan is a bassist / vocalist / composer / arranger thoroughly in touch with his multi-hued musical world. He's as comfortable with Latin grooves as with urban or pop…
BRANCHING OUT presents the mastery of Afrorican jazz artist William Cepeda on trombone, among other instruments. Cepeda gives life and style to the trombone, allowing it to…
Young & Rollins is a first class act, and their new release SALSA FLAMENCA is a tour de force of musical enjoyment and freshness! Their jazz guitar sound is unique, origina…
Produced by Todd Barkan, HOW'M I DOIN'? is one great jazz trip down the Latin Jazz Lane with Henry Lee Pucho Brown and his Latin Soul Brothers performing 11 selections that…
January 7, 2000 was indeed a magical night for KLON’s Jose Rizo. On the tenth anniversary of his radio program, he hosted the best at B.B. King’s Club in Universal Studios.…
Not Your Typical New Yorker is a debut CD from composer-pianist Joseph Diamond, and it is a genuine pleasure to introduce this young pianist to JAZZREVIEW.COM. Joseph Diamo…
Marlon Simon has richly blended textures in this CD. His infectious rhythms and moving compositions strike deep. One should be touched in his/her soul after this. The first…