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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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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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  •  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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Singer-songwriter-bassist Mimi Jones gives modern jazz a spritz of ethnic musical influences with a piping of Latin-soul, smooth funk, and soft jazz arias. Her latest re…
Barbados born and raised, saxophonist, flutist, guitarist, vocalist, educator and composer Elan Trotman started on the piano at the age of seven and the saxophone at 12.…

Robert Glasper is an excellent pianist, a fine composer, and a leader of a couple of bands. He is also a producer of considerable talent. His new album, his third on the Bl…

Richard Elliot is a Scottish born Contemporary Jazz saxophone player, who continually delivers musical treasures. His successful formula involves weaving a rich tapestry…
New Morning is a memorable DVD watching and listening experience. It showcases the talents of the Yellowjackets, and it should find a ready home with the jazz a…
When I heard the opening notes of Laughter’s Necklace of Tears, I was reminded at first of Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring. The mixture of bowed viola and pluck…
Life is being on the wire, everything else if just waiting. ~ Karl Wallenda (of the Flying Wallendas acrobatic family) Spyro Gyra is an enduring contemporary jazz…
Jeff Kashiwa has long brought exciting new hooks and loops into the musical arena. Known as the Superstar of Smooth Jazz, Kashiwa is already enjoying #1 space on Smooth Jaz…
For over a decade, saxophonist Matt Renzi has created innovative music with a sax-bass-drums trio. No piano. This provides the musical freedom illustrated by their third al…
Jazz legend Chico Hamilton, drummer, composer, leader, educator, producer and all around cultural treasure for America’s music, has a new record,Twelve Tones Of Love…