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Thursday, February 28, 2008
NSAI Songwriter Workshop (March 8-9 @ The Springer)
For information to pre-register:
http://www.myspace.com/nsaicolumbusga



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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Local Songwriter speaks to Congress about Internet Royalty Hikes


Joey Allcorn smoothly presents a case to the U.S. Congress against new Internet Radio Royalties which appear to hurt the promotional opportunities of small businesses (ie Independent Songwriters, artists and niche webcasters).

Kudos, Mr. Allcorn.

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Monday, February 25, 2008
JAZZ: The Cavaliers (Sun., Mar. 9 @ The Liberty Theatre)

The Columbus Jazz Society is honored to have the Cavaliers Orchestra host our March 9th concert and jam session.

The Cavaliers Orchestra is a 17 piece big band formed by Jimmy Fuller in 1946. It has continued to perform the music of the swinging years under the leadership of John Beecher, Earl Baker, Orlando DiFabio, John Shur, Frank Robinson, Alan Ramsay, Mickey Luttrell, and, since 1996, George Corradino. The Band has a library of over 450 songs arranged by some of the most outstanding Big Band arrangers in the country. The Cavaliers have performed with many great band leaders and entertainers including Bob Hope, Warren Covington, Billy Butterfield, Wayne King, Doc Severinson, Joe Williams, Dean Hudson, Julius La Rosa and Marilyn May.

EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's March 9th concert and jam session.
FEATURING: The Cavaliers Orchestra
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: March 9, 2008
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICE: $7 Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (706) 689-0303, (706) 587-7769

www.columbusjazzsociety.com


Friday, February 15, 2008
Marshall Ruffin CD RELEASE SHOW (Fri., Mar. 14 @ The Loft)
RISING COLUMBUS ROOTS/BLUES SINGER/SONGWRITER MARSHALL RUFFIN TO RELEASE FIRST CD ON JAMMATES RECORDS


ROOTS/BLUES/AMERICANA SINGER/GUITARIST MARSHALL RUFFIN, FRESHMAN RELEASE RICH MAN'S DIME OUT FEBRUARY 19th 2008

SPECIAL CD RELEASE SHOW SET MARCH 14th AT
THE LOFT LIVE IN COLUMBUS, GA

"AIN'T GONNA WORK" TO BE INCLUDED ON MUSIC IN COLUMBUS (MIC) COMPILATION CD, OUT IN MARCH

LaGrange / Columbus, GA - Jammates Records announces the February 19th release date for Rich Man's Dime, the label debut CD from Columbus, Georgia-based roots/blues/Americana singer and guitarist Marshall Ruffin. Musicians joining Ruffin on his freshman release include first-call Atlanta session bassist Joe Reda (upright, electric and fretless basses) and Sean O'Rourke (drums/percussion), recently off tour with Sugarland.

Ruffin will perform a special show for the CD's release Friday, March 14th at the Loft Live in uptown Columbus with a band backed by Paul Vaillancourt (drum/percussion) and Jason Lane (upright bass).

Marshall Ruffin will tour the east coast in support of the release of Rich Man's Dime before entering into the studio later this year to begin work on his first full featured recording. For more information on the Artist, visit www.MarshallRuffin.com or www.JammatesRecords.com

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Recent Openings: Shawn Mullins, Col. Bruce Hampton, Oliver Wood, Geoff Achison, Leah Randazzo, Big Atomic, Bobby Lee Rogers / Jeff Sipe.

Influences: Tom Waits, Django Reinhardt, Lead Belly, The Beatles, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder.

Compared To: Ray LaMontagne, Jack Johnson, Jeff Buckley, Jim Bianco

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Thursday, February 14, 2008
MIC on GPB at 6pm, Feb. 14th
Listen! The Columbus, Georgia music scene gets our first state-wide media attention at 6pm today on 88.1 GPB in Columbus and on GPB affiliates around Georgia. As of this post, we haven't heard the segment, but local artists discussed in interviews include: Marshall Ruffin, Lauren Michelle Miller, Brent Lindley and Josh Becker.

MP3 files added:

1. GPB080214_MIC_final.mp3
2. GPB080214_Ruffin_final.mp3


Thursday, February 7, 2008
Ed Cox (Sun., Feb. 10 @ The Liberty Theatre)
The Columbus Jazz Society is honored to have the one-and-only Ed Cox host our February 10th concert and jam session.

Jazz, Latin, Ballads, Blues and News You Can Use

Ed brings us his original compositions along with some of our favorite standards.

Ed Cox, saxophone and vocal
Alice Spangler, keyboard and vocal
Marshall Ruffin, guitar
David Johnson, bass
David Morgan, drums

EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's February 10th concert and jam session.
FEATURING: Ed Cox, vocal & sax
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: February 10, 2008
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICE: $7 – Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (706) 689-0303, (706) 587-7769

www.columbusjazzsociety.com

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