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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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  • 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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Uri Caine’s The Othello Syndrome. What an interesting and definitely unique potpourri of music focused on Shakespeare’s Othello. Certainly being no Shake…

Whether Jeff Coffin’s ensemble Mu’tet are washed away by the lithesome passing of Coffin’s breezy saxophone glides or latch onto grand-slam ragtime riverboat jamborees, …

Life Changes, the latest CD of Scottish gypsy jazz violinist Alex Yellowlees, attempts to introduce a lot to the newbies to this subgenre while apparently conti…
Composer, reed and woodwind instrumentalist Rob Mosher takes awe-inspiring flights with his chamber music group Storytime in his compositions for their debut album Th…
This band led by Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode operates within a translucent type musical setting, steeped in the integration of chamber music and progressive jazz. In…

Get ready for an exceptionally sensual listening experience when plugging into Esperanza Spalding’s latest release simply titled Esperanza on the Heads Up Interna…

Bill King is a jazz renaissance man! He’s the co-founder and editor of the increasingly popular and informative EjazzNews.com website and noted jazz photojournalist. Mor…
Bill King is a jazz renaissance man! He’s the co-founder and editor of the increasingly popular and informative EjazzNews.com website and noted jazz photojournalist. Mor…
Across The Crystal Sea is a lively, melodic jazz journey utilizing various jazz styles and world music. One of its great charms in the hypnotic, complex piano s…
Drummer Bill Stewart’s musical persona is largely about grace, panache and enviable chops. Gaining notice while performing with guitarist John Scofield several years ago, t…