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Monday, August 25, 2008
NSAI: Keni at #10, Song Contest and more
Columbus Songwriters,
***Keni Thomas is #10 in the GAC Top 20 this week...thanks to you again. Keep voting, let's keep him there.
***Kerry Kurt Phillips...songwriter that was in Columbus in May for a workshop and concert at The Loft will be at Swallow at the Hollow Friday and Saturday nights. He ask if any of our group is going up...Kim and I are going. Let us know if you are interested.
***NSAI/CMT Song Contest has started. Check either NSAI or CMT for details. You do not have to be a member...prizes are great.

August 1, 2008 - November 30, 2008
The 9th Annual CMT/NSAI Song Contest launches Friday, Aug. 1! The contest boasts exciting prizes designed to help unsigned songwriters on the road to becoming professional hitmakers. This year's prizes include professional mentoring, recording sessions and single-song publishing contracts from major Music Row publishers like Curb Music, Montage Music Group, Skyline Music Publishing and others. Among our previous Grand Prize winners are Tracy Naples(2002 - label development deal with DreamWorks), Jesse Terry (2003 - publishing deal with MASville Music), Zane Williams (2005 - publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music), Charlie Worsham (2006 - his band, Kingbilly, is signed to a publishing/recording deal with Chrysalis Music) and Diana Kelley (2007 - her winning song has been signed with Wood Newton Music). This could be your year! Entries will be accepted until Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008.

***NSAI Songposium - Sept. 23-26 Check out NSAI for complete schedule. Just a few of the teachers are: Steve Seskin, Jason Blume, Brian White and our own Jeff Pearson.
****Songwriters Showcase...hold this date Sept 27.
More details to follow soon.
*** Join MIC (Music In Columbus) if you haven't. You can download your songs and pictures in the GreenRoom.
*** Open Mic...Wednesday 8:00 PM The Loft.
"It All Begins With A Song"
Have a great week.
Nona & Kim

JAZZ: The Atlanta 17 Big Band (Sun., Sept. 14 @ The Liberty Theatre)
The Columbus Jazz Society is honored to welcome The Atlanta Seventeen Big Band at the historic Liberty Theatre, September 14th from 6-9 PM.

The Atlanta Seventeen features Columbus’ own, Godfather of Jazz, Dr. Paul VanderGheynst.

The Atlanta Seventeen, generally recognized as one of the finest big band groups available today, takes you on a musical excursion in sound by recreating the smooth and stylized arrangements of big band swing.

To experience this dynamic, well-rehearsed ensemble in action is a delight for big band enthusiasts of all ages who identify with the kind of excitement generated only by precision playing. The blended reeds, strong, subtle brass and pulsating rhythm section speak with a cohesion and unity rarely heard these days.

Now in its fifth decade of performing for both dances and concerts, the band still has one original member who, over the years, has been joined by exciting new talent, bringing fresh ideas and ongoing inspiration.

The Atlanta Seventeen has been featured at ballrooms of the Hyatt Regency, Ritz-Carlton, Westin Lenox, Hyatt Ravinia, Marriott and at special events and conventions held in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre, World Congress Center and the Omni. The band has also performed throughout the Southeast including Asheville's renowned Grove Park Inn.

The Atlanta Seventeen features the song styling of the lovely and inimitable Lani Sibley, singing all the big band favorites. The unprecedented commitment by this performing group has made it one of Atlanta's icons.

In presenting their fine music, the group has even discovered a current generation of fans in high schools and colleges, such as the Georgia Tech Swing Dance Association.
For those who lament, "where have the big bands gone?" just say they haven't gone anywhere. They're still here, live, with the Atlanta Seventeen - the finest in big band entertainment.

EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's September 14th concert and jam session
FEATURING: The Atlanta Seventeen
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: September 14, 2008
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Liberty Theatre -- 706/653-7566 or David Morgan — 706/660-9295

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for the jam session (no charge for musicians who sit in) - anything could happen. (http://www.columbusjazzsociety)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
NSAI Songwriter Workshop (August 19 @ RiverCenter)

Tuesday, August 19
7:00 P.M.

Patron’s Lounge – 2nd Floor
(Entrance: Broadway between 9th and 10th Streets)

Every genre of music welcome.

There will be a lesson provided by NSAI on how to further the knowledge and craft of songwriting. Also, bring along a CD or your guitar and fifteen copies of your
lyric sheet for a song evaluation.

Please call or email with questions or for directions….
Kim Sammons & Nona Christie coordinators - NSAI Columbus Chapter

Tuesday, August 5, 2008
MIC Christian Musician Townhall (Tue., Aug. 5 @ The Loft)


Be there 6.30pm. 1032 Broadway in UPTown Columbus, Georgia. A local townhall concerning Columbus Christian Musicians and the music industry.

See ya there!

~ Bill


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