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INTERESTING BITS: Musician Ben Makinen Starts Conversation on Facebook re Pay for Musicians

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Ben Makinen on Fb, 5/07/20: Before you rush back into your local nightclub’s booking calendar, please... Read More → INTERESTING BITS: Musician Ben Makinen Starts Conversation on Facebook re Pay for Musicians

BUSINESS NEWS: Ben Makinen on JazzTown, a Documentary About Denver Jazz

Colorado Music-Related Business|

By Jon Solomon, Westword | Ben Makinen, a professional Denver jazz drummer since the ’80s, started working... Read More → BUSINESS NEWS: Ben Makinen on JazzTown, a Documentary About Denver Jazz

REPORTS: Coloradans Stranded Abroad Trying to Get Back Home

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By Conor McCormick-Cavanaugh, Westword | Yasser Hussein, his wife and their two children arrived in Cairo on... Read More → REPORTS: Coloradans Stranded Abroad Trying to Get Back Home

NEWS NOTES: Ben Makinen Sends a Quick Update & A Call to View New Movie Jazz Town!

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I would like to introduce you to my new son Matteo Tangkas Makinen who was born on March 6 in Denpasar, Bali... Read More → NEWS NOTES: Ben Makinen Sends a Quick Update & A Call to View New Movie Jazz Town!

IN MEMORIAM: Freddy Rodriguez, Sr. of El Chapultepec – RIP // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

In Memoriam|

Denver’s mainstay of the jazz saxophone passed away at the age of 89 due to complications from the... Read More → IN MEMORIAM: Freddy Rodriguez, Sr. of El Chapultepec – RIP // Other Notable Musicians Deaths

KUDOS: Ben Makinen’s Daughter Dakota Wins Full Scholarship to CU Boulder!

Congratulations|

COMBO member, musician, film-maker, and really all-around talented guy Ben Makinen sent this note out on... Read More → KUDOS: Ben Makinen’s Daughter Dakota Wins Full Scholarship to CU Boulder!

INTERESTING BITS: Stories Worth the Read: Brian Wilson Urges Fans to Boycott Beach Boys Gig // Blood on the Tracks: Russian Mystery of Drummer’s Death in Siberia

Interesting Bits|

Ben Makinen sent us a couple of articles this past week that our readers may find very informative and... Read More → INTERESTING BITS: Stories Worth the Read: Brian Wilson Urges Fans to Boycott Beach Boys Gig // Blood on the Tracks: Russian Mystery of Drummer’s Death in Siberia

NEWS: Mexico Indigenous Group Recruits Musicians’ Children as Police After Attack

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About 20 children have been recruited for an indigenous community police force in western Mexico following a... Read More → NEWS: Mexico Indigenous Group Recruits Musicians’ Children as Police After Attack

KUDOS: Ben Makinen Wins Best Sound Design for His Video at the Nederland International Film Fest

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We were just informed that the judges for the Nederland International Film Festival awarded the music video I... Read More → KUDOS: Ben Makinen Wins Best Sound Design for His Video at the Nederland International Film Fest

EVENTS: COMBO’s Songwriters Contest Winners Showcase & Awards – Nov. 15th

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So excited! Our next “meeting” will be a showcase of the winners of our 2019 Songwriting Contest at the... Read More → EVENTS: COMBO’s Songwriters Contest Winners Showcase & Awards – Nov. 15th

KUDOS: COMBO Member Ben Makinen Has Two Short Films Chosen for Nederland Intl. Film Festival

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Colorado award-winning filmmaker and music producer Ben Makinen has two short films chosen as Official... Read More → KUDOS: COMBO Member Ben Makinen Has Two Short Films Chosen for Nederland Intl. Film Festival

KUDOS: Congratulations on the Marriage of Ben and Lohde Makinen

Congratulations|

Ben Makinen: I found my soulmate, Lohde, while on a video shoot in Bali last June for Tunas Mekar. We were... Read More → KUDOS: Congratulations on the Marriage of Ben and Lohde Makinen

EVENTS: Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery TONIGHT

Events|

Producer and drummer Ben Makinen (Bmakin Music) is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Bear Creek... Read More → EVENTS: Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery TONIGHT

TALENT NEEDED: Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery 4th Thursday of the Month

Talent Needed|

Producer and drummer Ben Makinen (Bmakin Music) is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Bear Creek... Read More → TALENT NEEDED: Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery 4th Thursday of the Month

TALENT NEEDED: Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery TONIGHT!

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Producer and drummer Ben Makinen (Bmakin Music) and the Bear Creek Distillery, 1879 South Acoma St, Denver,... Read More → TALENT NEEDED: Jazz Jam at Bear Creek Distillery TONIGHT!

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