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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Rivertown Showdown (Last two Finalists. Finals are Next Week.)
From Nona @ NSAI:

**Great show last night. The finalist moving on to The Final next Wednesday night are: Becca Rae Green and Gini Woolfolk.
All I can say is, you don't want to miss the show but if you do want a seat, come early.
Thanks to all you songwriters who have supported this event and each other. It has been GREAT!
**Wednesday nights will continue to be Songwriters Night...stay tuned for all the details.
**Next Saturday, February 28, is the Brian White Seminar. If you want to keep improving your songs, like any other profession, you need to keep learning. It is going to be a fabulous day.
If you have not paid yet, you can still mail a check, drop it off at Gorilla Guitars or let me know for sure that you are coming, and you can pay at the door. We do need a count.
Now, how easy is that.....
**We also need a BICYCLE song. Ride-on-bikes wants a song....come on think "green" and spring and wind in your hair.
"It all begins with a song".
Nona


JAZZ:the Cavaliers Orchestra feat. John Suhr (Sun., March 8 @ The Liberty Theatre)

Subject: Columbus Jazz Society - Jazz Jam - Sunday, March 8, 2009

Please mention the March 8 Columbus Jazz Society's Jazz Jam. Thank you for supporting Jazz in Columbus.

The Columbus Jazz Society is honored to have the Cavaliers Orchestra featuring vocalist John Suhr host our March 8th concert and jam session.

The Cavaliers Orchestra has a heritage of playing great music throughout the Southern states since 1946. Thousands of people have enjoyed listening and dancing to the exciting Big Band sounds of this wonderful band. Their repertoire includes the popular standard songs of the swinging years as well as Latin, show tunes, and jazz favorites.

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.

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EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society March 8 Jazz Jam
FEATURING: The Cavaliers Orchestra
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: March 8, 2009
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center,
813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 706-649-7291 or visit www.columbusjazzsociety.com
The concert begins at 6:00 pm and the jam session begins at 8:00.
The CSU music fraternity will serve hamburgers and hotdogs.
Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit in -- anything could happen!

The Columbus Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the celebration and promotion of this great American art form.


Monday, February 16, 2009
Rivertown Showdown (Winter, ONE MORE WEEK)
From Nona at NSAI:

Rivertown Showdown was fantastic again. Check out our MySpace for pictures.The judges called back five finalist and the two to move on the Finals on February 25 are:
Griff Parrish....LaGrange
Matt Johnson's Band....Atlanta

Joe McClure, last week's finalists, was the entertainment during the "judging". Justin Belew and Gini Woolfolk sang and played with him. What a show...don't miss the Big Final....come early.

Doris and Doug Cox have invited us to Down The Hooch for a Song Circle and Hoe-down on Saturday, February 21 at 6 PM. It is located six miles out River Road from the light at Green Island Hills. It is the little green building on the left.

Jim Patrick will be playing at Parnello's Friday at lunch and dinner.

Don't forget to sign up for the Brian White Songwriters Seminar.
Happy Valentines
Nona

This Season's Winners so far...
Jonathan Dorsey Carrollton, GA
Brent Lindley
Jeff Gaither Auburn
Tim Maggart
Dan Davidson
Nadine Coker
John McGee Newnan
Joe McClure
Stan Edwards
Griff Parrish LaGrange
Matt Johnson Band Atlanta



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