Denver’s own Ron Miles is featured in the new film “Jazz Town”

Curious and want to know more about the recently passed Music Modernization Act (“MMA”)? Dave Ratner of Creative Law Network will give us an update on the signed MMA – its new and/or revised rules. He’ll go over a few of the changes that will effect musicians all over the U.S. including who will now be eligible for royalties, how to get them, who gets them, and how much!

In connection to the upcoming Denver Film Festival, COMBO will be presenting film maker/ songwriter/composer Ben Makinen with a preview of his new feature-length Colorado-centric documentary “Jazz Town” which answers the question, “What is Jazz?” The film features interviews with and performances by such notables as…

Governor Hickenlooper
Grammy Winning Jazz Vocalist Dianne Reeves
Ron Miles
Charles Burrell
Art Lande
Rekha Ohal
Ayo Awosika
Freddy Rodriguez, Sr
Charlie Hunter
and lots more…

The meeting will be hosted by COMBO Board Member and award-winning sound engineer Clark Hagan. The meeting is free, open to the public and to all ages. The meeting will be held from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. in the Irish Snug’s Dublin Room downstairs.

What: COMBO’s Next General Meeting with Ben Makinen and Dave Ratner
When: Monday, October 29th
Where: Irish Snug, 1201 East Colfax, Suite #100, Denver, CO | Telephone: 303-839-1394
Time: 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Age: All ages!
(Remember – The Irish Snug is a RESTAURANT! Come early and have dinner. Bring the teenagers… or the guys in the band who are under the age of 21!)

Clark Hagan, Grammy Award-Winning Recording Engineer

Clark Hagan is a Grammy award winning Producer/Engineer with a world class resume and a legendary mastery of the recording arts.

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver, Clark began to master his craft as a recording engineer while working with the legendary Bill Porter whose credits include artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, and the Everly Brothers while at RCA from 1959 to 1964.

After a short stint at Allen-Martin Productions in Louisville, Kentucky, Clark moved to Nashville where his trusted relationship with Porter provided the opportunity to work with the legendary Chet Atkins.

Clark’s success with Atkins paid off and subsequently led to work with some of Nashville’s top artists including Ray Stevens, Alison Krauss, Bryan White, and Jeffery Steele amongst others.

Clark has worked with other such national artists as Kenny Passarelli, Marty Haggard, and Eugene Moles along with Colorado artists such as Dave Preston, Oscar Ross, Wild Angels, Nick O’Connor, and Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels to name a few. Clark has also been working with the Caribou Ranch estate on the “Caribou Collection” project with artists Elton John, Billy Joel, and Chicago, and is also refurbished one of the original Caribou Ranch consoles the “Olive”.


Photo: Ron Miles – featured in “Jazz Town”

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