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New MembersNEW and/or RENEWING MEMBERS...
COMBO would like to welcome new member JOHNNY BROWN to our organization. Johnny loves writing in Christian, country and bluegrass genres. We loved his bio! While short, it is surely one of the most heart-felt and sweet bios we’ve ever received:
I am 66 years old. Married 43 years to the most wonderful woman I have ever known. 6 children, 11 grandchildren. I am a telephone contractor by trade. My passion is to allow songwriting to become my retirement supplement. I just want to be able to work from home until Jesus comes.
Johnny did not list a website but he does attend the Denver NSAI meetings and hopes to get to a Durango Songwriters Expo soon. Look for him there as well as at COMBO meetings!
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BREWSKI’S BARTENDER KEVIN VIGIL DIES
No details are available but one of our favorite bartenders, Kevin Vigil, passed on Wednesday, December 4th. Please keep his family in your prayers.
COUNTRY SINGER /SONGWRITER WAYNE MILLS SHOT & KILLED
Anybody who reads the news around here knows about the tragic shooting of songwriter Wayne Mills in a Nashville bar last weekend.
But what you may not know is the impact Wayne made on his friends and fans in the songwriting and music community. You can’t get that by reading comments underneath some national magazine story about the shooting, with all the speculation and… well, for lack of a better way of putting it… poking fun at the hillbillies. It’s enough to make you mad. Or sad for the real people and families involved. But…
Anybody who knew Wayne would know that he wouldn’t want us sitting around crying over him... unless it was into our beers. He would want us laughing, loving, writing songs, and raising hell enough to have something real to write songs about.
To commemorate the life of this gentle giant, we dusted off an episode of the old timey radio show, Voices from the Mountain Episode 4 taped back in 2011 where Wayne was kind enough to be a guest along with hit songwriter Buddy Brock, and promoter Marla Sitten.
It may not be sophisticated. It may not be slick, or polished up, but it’s real. And it’s heartfelt. And it’s human. And it’s about connections between people who may not talk the way we’re used to hearing, but who, maybe when we listen close enough with our hearts, actually have something to say.
Maybe listening to him talk, and play games, and sing his songs will give you a little insight, if you didn’t know Wayne, into what all the fuss is about down here in Nashville and all along the Alabama Line.
We miss our friend, Wayne. Because he was a great guy who left behind a wife and kid who could sure use our help right about now.
Click the pop-out player above on the top right to listen to the Voices from the Mountain Episode 4 featuring Wayne Mills while you visit his Memorial Fund and leave him a tip in the old tip jar: Wayne Mills Memorial Fund hosted by longtime friend & manager Xaust Media. Encore This show also features Buddy Brock and Marla Sitten
From COMBO’s friend Amanda Williams - Songwriting and Music Business
JOSEPH RICHARD “DICK” DODD, JR. (October 27, 1945 – November 29, 2013) was an American actor and musician who was a cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club starting in its first season and later a member of several musical groups, including The Standells. He was the lead singer on that band's 1966 Billboard hit, "Dirty Water", which includes the well-known refrain ... “Boston, you're my home".
Dodd was a native of Hermosa Beach, California, and joined the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club at the age of nine in 1955, its first season. He was a member of the cast for three seasons, and during that time, paid Annette Funicello $20 for a snare drum, which the father of one of his co-stars (Cubby O'Brien) taught him to play. He was later a member of two surf rock bands, The Bel-Airs and Eddie & the Showmen, which he formed with Eddie Bertrand. He appeared as a dancer in the 1963 film musical Bye Bye Birdie, and had television guest roles in the 1960s.
Dodd was a drummer and vocalist for The Standells starting in 1964. The group's biggest hit, "Dirty Water", recorded in 1965, became an anthem for sports fans in Boston with its refrain of "Boston, you're my home," despite the group having no direct connection with the city. Dodd sang lead vocals on the recording; it was said of him that "When he opened his mouth, there was that voice: snotty and authoritative, an American Mick Jagger sort of voice....the sound that captures a particular era in '60s garage music." Although the Standells were widely regarded as "one hit wonders", they had several lesser chart hits, and continued to record and tour. Dodd left the group in 1968.
Dodd continued to perform occasionally, including as Dick Dodd and the Dodd Squad and in some reunions of the Standells from the 1980s onwards, making his last performance with them in 2012. He also sometimes worked in Buena Park as a limousine driver.
Dodd became a fan of the Boston Red Sox later in life, and learned that the team played the song "Dirty Water" at Fenway Park after that. The song had been chosen as a theme song for the team in 1997. He performed the song with The Standells at the World Series in 2004, and at the team's home opener in 2005.
In 2013 he announced that he was suffering from cancer, and died on November 29, 2013. He was married twice and had a daughter.
Other notable musicians’ deaths...
4th : Robert Allman, 86, Australian operatic baritone.
3rd : Fernando Argenta, 68, Spanish classical music journalist, pancreatic cancer.
2nd : Junior Murvin, Jamaican reggae singer ("Police and Thieves").
30th : Tabu Ley Rochereau, 76, Congolese rumba singer, complications from a stroke.
29th : Oliver Cheatham, 65, American singer ("Get Down Saturday Night"); Dick Dodd, 68, American musician (The Bel-Airs, Eddie and the Showmen, The Standells), and Mouseketeer, cancer.
27th : Chet Kruley, 89, American jazz guitarist.
26th : Arik Einstein, 74, Israeli singer, songwriter and actor; Temistocle Popa, 92, Romanian composer (Veronica, Ma-ma), instrumentalist and actor; Stan Stennett, 88, Welsh comic entertainer, actor and jazz musician, complications following stroke.
25th : William Adam, 96, American trumpeter and bandleader; Bob Day, 72, English pop singer (The Allisons); Oralia Domínguez, 88, Mexican opera singer; Chico Hamilton, 92, American jazz drummer; Joel Lane, 50, British author; Elke Neidhardt, 72, German-born Australian opera director (Ring cycles) and actress (Skippy the Bush Kangaroo).
23rd : Wayne Mills, 44, American country music singer, shot.
Books & MoviesOur suggested movies and books involve the business of music. Learn something from them!
MOVIE FOR DECEMBER 2013: “MUSCLE SHOALS”
Local guitarist and songwriter Michael Hossler wrote on Facebook on 11/02/13: Just watched the movie Muscle Shoals. Wow, what a great flick. I had no idea just how much music that influenced me and my generation was recorded there. Just amazing. Do yourselves a favor, go see this film. Also, stay through the credits. Wow!!
Muscle Shoals is a documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the 'Singing River' as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the 'Muscle Shoals Sound' and 'The Swampers'. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today. Written by Anonymous
BOOK FOR DECEMBER 2013: “The Soundtrack of My Life” by Clive Davis (author) and Anthony DeCurtis (contributor)
In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, and Alicia Keys.
Orphaned in his teens, Davis earned a full scholarship to New York University and another to Harvard Law School. He served as General Counsel of Columbia Records and, in a totally unexpected stroke of fate, became head of the company overnight. More surprisingly, he learned he had “ears,” a rare ability to spot special talent and hit records. Those ears contributed to the success of three companies—Columbia, Arista, and J — where Davis discovered and developed more unique artists than anyone in the history of the music industry.
What began on the grass at the Monterey Pop Festival with the signing of Janis Joplin has evolved into a lifelong passion and calling, spanning genres, including rock, pop, R&B, country, jazz fusion, and hip-hop. His is the imprimatur that has helped shape contemporary music and, over the years, our popular culture.
The Soundtrack of My Life is an essential book for anyone interested in the story of popular music, the fascinating ups and downs of the music business, the alchemy of hits, and the dramatic life of a brilliant leader . . . and listener. It is a riveting read from beginning to end.
Available at the Tattered Cover on Colfax, Denver.
MUSICAL TERM FOR DECEMBER 2013: “Wa Wa Pedal” – A foot-operated switch connected to an electric guitar that activates a crying effect. Eric Clapton popularized this effect while playing lead guitar with the group Cream.
~ Pocket Manual of Musical Terms
Scam Alert2 MILLION MORE PASSWORDS FOR FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, TWITTER, OTHER SITES WERE STOLEN AND POSTED TO THE NET | By Julie Bort
A computer security researcher has stumbled upon another huge file of stolen user names and passwords that was posted on the 'net for other hackers to enjoy.
Daniel Chechik, and his fellow researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs, found a cache of user names and passwords for 2 million accounts that gives hackers access to accounts on popular websites like Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
This stash of 2 million passwords follows a massive hack on Adobe revealed in October in which a jaw-dropping 38 million user accounts and passwords were nabbed and posted to the 'net. That attack was so big that other website vendors were affected, because many people use the same user name and password for all of their websites. Website vendors like Facebook and Evernote sifted through hacked passwords, found accounts using the hacked user/password combo and forced those people to change their passwords.
Evernote even went so far as to blame Adobe by name as the reason why it was forcing Evernote users to change their passwords.
One thing learned from all these lists of stolen passwords is how many people use the same easy-to-guess passwords.
Here are the 25 most popular passwords in the hands of hackers, reported by BBC News and SpiderLabs. If you recognize your favorite password here, it's really time to pick something else.
CalendarHAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MUSIC LOVERS EVERYWHERE!
From the COMBO Board...
Barb Dye, President
Andy Ard, Vice-President
David Barber, Treasurer
Mark King, Secretary
Steve Replin, Esq.
Marc Olson, at large
Todd Myers, Esq. - of Counsel
Johnny Brick - Bar code chairman
NEW THIS WEEK:
• New COMBO member Johnny Brown
• Wayne Mills tribute
• The Toad Tavern sells
• 12 Interesting Facts about Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”
• Mark King posts new songs for December
• One Direction Makes History
• New movie and book of the month for December
• Dick Dodd, an original Mouseketeer, dies
• Quote of the Week from David Vandenberg
• GoldieBlox “steals” Beastie Boys’ music for ad+
• Reminder on NSAI meetings: December 8th, 9th, and 18th
• Bing announces top searches for 2013
• Kelly Aspen has baby boy
• Hackers steal 2m passwords (Scam) - Change YOUR passwords immediately
• David Jackson talks following up with booking agents & venues
• Kevin Vigil passes
Su, 8th - NSAI meeting - Longmont (3:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
Su, 8th - COMBO’s Holiday Party - POSTPONED
Mo, 9th - YAY! The Sing Off starts on NBC
Mo, 9th - NSAI meeting - Denver (7:00 p.m.)
Fr, 13th - Buck25's “Donation Celebration” at the Hard Rock Café
Su, 15th - Last day: Musicians In Action(.org ) is collecting "frostbite prevention gear”
We, 18th - NSAI meeting - Colorado Springs (7:00 p.m.)
Fr, 24th - Colorado Performing Arts Jamboree at the JeffCo Fairgrounds
Su, 26th - COMBO’s Annual Grammy Watching Party
THE TOAD TAVERN HAS BEEN SOLD
Songwriters SectionDURANGO SONGWRITERS EXPO:
LONGMONT CHAPTER OF NSAI MEETS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8th
The Longmont Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (“NSAI”) meets on the second Sunday of every month from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Free to join and attend. Just bring your instrument and copies of your lyrics to pass around and join in the fun. Get reviews of your song(s) from unbiased people or just play for the heck of it. And what a great way to meet and make new friends who love writing songs, too. Who knows? You may run into the perfect person to start co-writing that million dollar song with!
What: Northern Colorado/Longmont Chapter NSAI
When: Second Sundays of the month (next one December 8th)
Time: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Firestation #5 Community Room. 617 Barberry Dr., Longmont CO 80503
Who: ALL AGES! The more the merrier!
Join the mailing list for reminders so you don’t forget! For more information, to get on the mailing list, or just to chat, contact Lee Johnson at the below listed info:
NSAI MEETING IN DENVER - DECEMBER 9th
What: Greater Denver Chapter NSAI
When: Second Mondays of the month (next one December 9th)
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: CCM Studios, 4214 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 720-941-6088
Who: ALL AGES! The more the merrier!
New Denver leader: Allen Krehbiel - Allen_Krehbiel@yahoo.com
NSAI MEETING IN COLORADO SPRINGS DECEMBER 18th!
Rob Jones is the co-ordinator of the NSAI songwriters’ meetings in Colorado Springs. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Country Club of Colorado, 125 East Clubhouse Drive, 719-538-4080 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting room is next to the golf pro shop next to the members’ lounge. All are welcome and there is no charge to attend. Join other musicians and artists who like writing their own songs and learn a lot more about the business of songwriting!
What: NSAI Meetings in Colorado Springs
Where: 125 East Clubhouse Drive (Club house for the golf course)
When: Third Wednesday of each month (next on December 18th)
Time: 7:00 p.m.
E-mail Rob at ROBJ7480@aol.com if you would like more info, or call him at 719-291-3352.
Let us know if you need talent! We’ll be glad to put an ad here for you.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR COLORADO PERFORMING ARTS JAMBOREE
It's that time of year again (already) to prepare for the Colorado Performing Arts Jamboree.
The website has all the parts you need for registering and should be ready to use. If you encounter a problem, please let me know so I can get all the bugs out as soon as possible.
This link will send you to Information for Artists and will have all the details about the Jamboree, January 24, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - in the Exhibit Hall at Jeffco Fairgrounds, and links to all the forms you need to fill out and return with payment.
Thanks for your participation in the Colorado Performing Arts Jamboree!
Interesting Bits12 THRILLING FACTS ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON’S “THRILLER”
Article is interesting and informative and also has several of Jackson’s videos!
BYE, BYE, BYE, ‘N SYNC! ONE DIRECTION MAKES BOY BAND HISTORY
America's teens and tweens have spoken. | By Paul Grein | Yahoo Music
One Direction's Midnight Memories enters The Billboard 200 at No. 1, enabling the English/Irish quintet to become the first boy band in chart history to land three No. 1 albums. Four earlier boy bands — New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and Jonas Brothers — each had only two No. 1 albums.
Now for the numbers: Midnight Memories, which was among several albums that surely received a boost from Black Friday promotions and shopping frenzy, sold 546K copies in its first week; that's a tad more than the group's last album, Take Me Home, which sold 540K in its first week in November 2012. 1D is the first boy band to top 500K in first-week sales with back-to-back studio albums since Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync accomplished the feat more than a decade ago.
Midnight Memories posted the fourth biggest one-week sales tally of the year, behind albums by boy band alum Justin Timberlake (968K), Eminem (792K), and Drake (658K). It's the year's biggest one-week sales tally for an album by a group or duo. That title had been held by Daft Punk's Random Access Memories (339K).
Midnight Memories is the sixth album to sell 500K copies in its first week so far this year. This is the first year in which six albums have sold 500K in their first weeks since 2008, when seven albums achieved the feat.
Billboard's Keith Caulfield notes that One Direction is the first group to reach No. 1 with its first three albums since The Monkees scored in 1966-1967 with their first four albums. Coincidentally, both groups are TV creations: One Direction was formed during the 2010 edition of U.K. talent show "The X Factor" while the Monkees were assembled to star in the NBC sitcom that debuted in September 1966.
One Direction this week becomes the third act (and the first group) to sell 500K copies each of two different albums in 2013. (Take Me Home also tops the 500K mark in 2013 sales.) The first two were Luke Bryan and Justin Timberlake.
Midnight Memories is 1D's first album to spawn two top 10 (or even top 30) hits on the Hot 100. "Best Song Ever" reached No. 2. The mom-friendly "Story of My Life" has climbed as high as No. 6.
The album sold 275K digital copies, which puts it at No. 1 on Top Digital Albums. Take Me Home sold 242K digital copies in its first week.
Midnight Memories also enters The Official U.K. album chart at No. 1. It's the group's second album to top the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K., Take Me Home being their first to do so. (The group's first album, Up All Night, reached No. 1 in the U.S. but peaked at No. 2 in the U.K.) One Direction is also the first boy band to land two transatlantic No. 1 albums.
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 dips from No. 1 to No. 2. It has sold 1,323,000 copies, which enables it to jump from No. 6 to No. 3 on Nielsen SoundScan's running list of the year's best-selling albums. It pulls ahead of Drake's Nothing Was The Same to become the year's best-selling hip-hop album. In the coming week, it will pull ahead of Bruno Mars' second-ranking Unorthodox Jukebox (1,329,000). With four chart weeks to go in 2013, can it possibly topple Justin Timberlake's top-ranked The 20/20 Experience (2,373,000)? Stay tuned.
Garth Brooks's Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences debuts at No. 3. The massive, eight-disk set, a Walmart exclusive, consists of six CDs and two DVDs. It's the most sprawling album ever to crack the top 10, surpassing Brooks's 1998 album The Limited Series (a repackage which consisted of his first six CDs) and Bruce Springsteen's 1986 album Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live/1975-85 (a live album which consisted of five disks). Brooks's collection contains 77 songs, 33 music videos, and a 68-page photo booklet. It weighs two pounds. After all, Brooks likes to do things big.
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The eponymous debut album of "The Voice" Season 4 winner Danielle Bradbery opens at No. 19. Cassadee Pope's Frame By Frame, which debuted and peaked at No. 9 in October, remains the highest-charting album by a contestant on "The Voice." We have to ask: "The Voice" has surpassed American Idol in TV ratings, Emmy recognition, and overall buzzworthiness, so why haven't its winners yet emerged as really big record sellers?
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Pentatonix's PTXmas re-enters the chart at No. 29. That's a new peak for the EP, which debuted and initially peaked at No. 45 in November 2012. You may remember that the vocal ensemble's second album, PTX: Vol. II, debuted in the top 10 a few weeks ago.
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Billie Joe + Norah's foreverly debuts at a disappointing No. 40. (That's Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, if you're not on a first-name basis with them — and judging from this debut, not everyone is.) The album consists of the 12 songs that appeared on the Everly Brothers's 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. That album didn't crack The Billboard 200, which was dominated at that time by movie soundtracks and Broadway cast albums. Foreverly is one of the most intriguing cross-genre collabos since Robert Plant/Alison Krauss's Raising Sand, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2007. That album went on to win a Grammy for Album of the Year.
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Coming Attractions: Look for Britney Spears's Britney Jean to vie for No. 1 next week. Also due: Jake Owen's Days of Gold, "The Sound of Music" TV soundtrack with Carrie Underwood, Boston's Live Love & Hope, August Burns Red's Rescue and Restore, Leona Lewis's Christmas, With Love, and an iTunes-exclusive EP by The Civil Wars.
Very long but informative article. Read the whole thing here:
BING ANNOUNCES ITS TOP SEARCHES FOR 2013
Most Searched Person: Beyoncé continues her reign as the queen of pop— she’s the most- searched person on Bing in 2013! Beyoncé bumped Kim Kardashian off of the top spot this year, who came in as the second most searched person of the year.
Top Three: Beyoncé Knowles, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna
Most Searched Musician: When it comes to music, most searched person of the year, Beyoncé is queen as the most searched musician of 2013. Runner up for most searched musician of 2013, is power vocalist Rihanna coming in as #2, followed by America’s country sweetheart Taylor Swift at #3.
Top Three: Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Taylor Swift
Most Searched Song: The money saving ways of rapper Macklemore stormed America, making Thrift Shop the most searched song of 2013.
Top Three: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop, Robin Thicke- Blurred Lines, Rihanna – Stay
Each year, Bing takes a look back at all the people, events, news, memes and more that made this year memorable. Bing analyzed the billions of searches that took place on Bing.com throughout the year, to share the top searches across a variety of categories, which can be viewed in a full report at www.BingTrends.com.
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LIKE American Classic Pianos...
From Warren at ACP: Years ago I was manager of a coffee shop.
I took it as a personal challenge to have a meaningful dialogue with two kinds of people. The first was the die-hard black coffee drinker that would say "I don't need that fru-fru stuff". The second was the customer that sheepishly asked for a low-fat, decaf latte with half a shot of sugar free white chocolate as if it was putting me out for their whim.
The conversation I wanted to have was about how wonderful it is that everyone has such different tastes in coffee. No one way is right, and no one way is wrong. You like what you like.
The same is true with pianos. Some like them new and black and shiny. Some like them old and mahogany and warm to the touch. Elton John likes his RED.
We've decided to use our wonderful refinishing shop to see if there is a group of piano lovers still in their closets too timid to ask for the Tangerine Tango piano that would look amazing in their living room. Our finishes are the highest quality, durable polyester, not just a novelty finish that you're going to regret the first time the vacuum cleaner bumps it.
Our long-time tuning client and friend, Jeanne Nichols, is owner of ModMood in Wheat Ridge. She is excited to be working with us to fill the desires of the piano people who think outside the traditional piano cabinet. With our inventory that exceeds 130 pianos, there's a good chance we can create the perfect piano for nearly every whim. Whatever it takes to get people excited to be playing and listening to pianos again is what we are all about.
Power to the Piano People!
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COLORADO BLUES SOCIETY
The Colorado Blues Society ("CBS") was established in 1995 and is one of the largest and most successful blues societies in the U.S, serving the entire state of Colorado, but focused on the front-range. According to the Blues Foundation, what sets CBS apart is its incredibly active participation in many different programs. Its Blues in the Schools program was started in 1994 by 2012 KBA recipient Dan Treanor. To illustrate the growth, in 2009, the CBS visited 38 schools and reached approximately 7,400 students. Over the years, CBS has served hundreds of schools and thousands of students. Other notable programs include CBS’ weekly blues update, its newsletter, the “HOLLER”, its International Blues Challenge competition, its library donation program, its scholarship programs, and its involvement with other community organizations and non-profits.
COLORADO PROGRESSIVE MUSIC SOCIETY
The Colorado Progressive Music group unites those who love creating and playing progressive-style music! Go to their website at www.coloradoprog.com for more information!
GIFT OF JAZZ
The Gift of Jazz organization brings together those who love jazz! Go to their website at www.giftofjazz.org for more info!
MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
The Mountain Chamber Music Society (MCMS) is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Aurora, Colorado. Our mission is to promote the appreciation and educational power of chamber music. Our goals are to raise awareness and appreciation of chamber music as an art form, and to enhance musical education opportunities for K-12 students and the community.
The Mountain Chamber Music Society fosters valuable partnerships. We have formed collaborative partnerships with the Denver Foundation, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Denver Public Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District, and are partners with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program.
Our chamber concert series is unique. We have a debut program for young students and have premiered works by local composers. We program for a mixture of eight instruments: harp, guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, flute and soprano. We have had guest artists perform a guitar duo and organ chamber music. Our concert venue accommodates handicapped patrons, and we have reduced pricing for students, seniors and children. The concerts are scheduled at a family-friendly time of 2:30 p.m.
Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203
For more information call 303.404.9338 or go to http://www.mcmsarts.org
SWALLOW HILL MUSIC ASSOCIATION
The Swallow Hill Music Association always has lots going on. Check out their website at www.swallowhillmusic.org for concerts, festivals, band camps, and more!
DENVER MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION
If you are interested in becoming a “professional musician”, or if you’d really like additional information on the music scene in Colorado, check out the Denver Musicians Association at http://www.dmamusic.org They have a newsletter chock-full of information that any serious musician should not be missing out on.
MILE HIGH BLUES SOCIETY
Becoming a charter member of The Mile High Blues Society is the best way to support the Denver Metro blues scene. As a member you will not only help us produce and promote blues events, you will be entitled to half off on tickets to our shows! And, you will be invited to special members-only events. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The COMBO Board of Directors prefers not to endorse any activities which require us to pick and choose among our members.
COMBO does not wish to duplicate the efforts of our members.
COMBO supports the rights of all musical artists to get paid for their works, in all forms, including live performances and recordings.
Monthly meetings of the Colorado Music Association, d/b/a Colorado Music Business Organization (“COMBO”), and their content are copyrighted by the Colorado Music Association for the private use of its members and its audience. Private and non-commercial use of photographs, videos and sound recordings of the meetings are granted without required authorization. Any other uses of any other visual and/or sound medium are prohibited without the express written consent of the Colorado Music Association.
COMBO at the UMS