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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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  •  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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  • 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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  • 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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The debut album by the Rick Reynolds Group, Color Theory, welds together different jazz musical styles to fabricate a richly enjoyable listening experience. Rick …
End Of August is the close of one cycle and the start of a new one for guitarist-singer-songwriter George Walker Petit who express in the liner notes of the album, "Thes…
Ryan Meagher (pronounced "marr") is a young, New York City-based guitarist-composer who bridges the gap between smooth jazz and modern pop on his debut release Atroef…
Next Page is Yotam Silberstein’s debut release on Posi-Tone Records. Quite the smooth player, Silberstein’s guitar work has a creative flare relatable to Les Paul and a …
With a particularly wide-ranging musical career to date as one of the premier multi-talented artists in contemporary jazz and popular music, Philippe Saisse has recently re…
Earl Weiss is a well-known jazz pianist, highly respected for his performances and compositions. Alice in Wonderland brings to life the story of Alice and her a…
Individual jazz communities are notorious for fostering a creative environment where jazz musicians can flourish. Los Angeles-based musicians have taken this a step furt…
The Beaty Brothers Band are more than a band, they seem connected through a much more adhesive bonding. In the core of this unit are twin brothers, saxophonist John Beat…
Swedish instrumentalist Lars Danielsson, whose merits include playing the bass, cello and violin and being an admirable composer and arranger, has music running through …
Guitarist Nick Granville has a lengthy history, starting out as a rock guitarist in his native New Zealand and then moving on to becoming a highly successful session mus…