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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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  • 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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  • 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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Bill Cornish shines here with strong synth and piano work on selections that make Sojourn a truly diverse and illustrative project. It proves worthy of its boas…
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The year was 1973 and teenagers all across North America were singing their rock anthem "Taking Care Of Business," as the radio stations blasted the hit Bachman-Turner O…
Will the abundance of super-talented young piano players never cease? Not that I want it to or that such a cornucopia of youthful energy or overflowing imagination should e…
Realizing a life-long dream, Lil Greenwood created a living legacy with her album Back to My Roots, as she and David Amram work together, bringing joy to audiences a…
I got off on the wrong foot with Anat Cohen. I have been very concerned recently about the hyperbole that surrounds some performers; when the hype gets out too far ahead of…
A perennial fan favorite, Spyro Gyra comprised of Jay Beckenstien (saxophone), Tom Schuman (keyboards), Julio Fernandez (guitars), Scott Ambush (bass) and Bonny B (drums…
Mark Isaacs is recognized as a force in the Australian jazz scene, where he busily records his own albums, composes for various groups, both jazz- based and classical, perf…