COLORADO PERFORMING ARTS JAMBOREE 2011

JANUARY 21, 2011, 9AM-3PM

SHOWCASE SCHEDULE AND ARTIST PROFILES

9:15-9:30am The Andy Hackbarth Band

Andy Hackbarth performs an eclectic mix of upbeat original folk songs, flamenco-classical guitar selections and crowd-pleasing, one-of-a-kind renditions of classic cover tunes such as, "I Walk the Line," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," and more. Hackbarth's song, "We Ain't Done Yet," was featured by Major League Baseball during the World Series and aired on more than 40 major radio stations in the West. He has performed coast to coast and received numerous awards, including as winner of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Competition and Music Teachers National Association Competition (CO and West Region).

9:45-10:00am Vocality A Cappella Entertainment

Vocality represents more than a dozen award-winning a cappella acts, recognized as some of the best all-vocal entertainers in the country. This showcase features two of the acts available: Mister Tim, One-Man A Cappella Band. Nothing’s pre-recorded: every sound you hear is produced live, on stage, by Mister Tim. "Looping" his voice to build full songs one piece at a time, Mister Tim rocks original tunes and twists recognizable cover songs into something new and extraordinary; and Wonder Voice, A Cappella to the Max! Singing hits from the last 60 years, Wonder Voice invites everyone to sing along. Their infectious music and high-energy show is a sure-fire winner for community concerts and performing arts programs.

10:15-10:30am Denver Dub Collective

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Purple Rain, a 1984 movie soundtrack by Prince and The Revolution that is frequently ranked among the best albums in rock music history, the Denver Dub Collective delivers the tunes from Purple Rain in reggae, ska and dub. Produced and arranged by David Dinsmore, it brings together Denver's finest musicians in these styles: David Dinsmore, Byron Shaw, Jon Bohannon, Marvin Brown, Troy Thill, Black Rhino, Jon Hegel, Wayne Jahkama, Venus Cruz, Zach Pietlock, Jim Nasi, Issa Forest, Doug Tapia.

11:00-11:15am Felonius Smith

Felonius Smith performs acoustic Roots-of-the-Blues music from the 1920's to the present. The group consists of Jeff "Felonius" Smith on National steel guitars and lead vocals, Jeff Gagliardi on harmonica, and Scott Johnson on upright bass. Styles range from Delta blues to ragtime, folk-blues, and country blues. The group has opened for national artists Koko Taylor and Richie Havens. Felonius enjoys bringing the tradition of the blues-heritage to schools in the community. He speaks about and performs examples from the history of blues guitar, providing students with insight into the times and circumstances of the old bluesmen and their songs, as well as the fascinating history of the National (resophonic) guitar.

11:30-11:45am Lisa Bell

For nearly a decade, Lisa has shared a personal connection with her fans, bringing her distinctive and versatile voice to originals and unique renditions of cover tunes ranging from cool jazz to roots rock and blues. In the words of one reviewer, "Lisa Bell is a vocalist of a caliber that is rarely found in today's music. Hands down, she has one of the most polished, effective voices I've heard in a long time." (Performing Songwriter magazine) As a headliner, she is backed by some of the area’s finest instrumentalists.

LUNCH

12:30-12:45pm Triple Nickel Band

Triple Nickel is a high-energy, fun, and professional top-40 country rock group that performs songs ranging from George Strait to Van Morrison to Matchbox 20 and “Americana-Country” originals--always with a signature sound all their own. The 5-piece group has performed countless club dates, including the Grizzly Rose in Denver, and is a headliner for regional fairs, festivals, and special events. Rich, dynamic vocals coupled with extraordinary musicians on guitar, piano, bass guitar, and percussion, make the mighty Triple Nickel Band stand out.

1:00-1:15pm The Que Pastas

Some say The Que Pastas are people from another planet. That planet, which may or may not have had oceans of hot cheese sauce and beaches of macaroni noodles, parmesan rain and mountains made of meatballs, might have sent The Que Pasta family to earth to entertain kids of all ages with quirky, original music. Comprised of young musicians who are involved in the local indie-music scene (playing in groups as diverse as an alt?country outfit and a classically influenced chamber group), their live show is highly interactive, energetic, educational, and has enough fun sauce and rock-and-roll energy to put smiles on everyone's faces.

2:00-2:15pm Chuck Pyle

Chuck Pyle has won high praise from fans and peers alike throughout an inspired performance career of more than 40 years. Admired as a sly humorist and an innovative finger-style guitarist Chuck Pyle performs 100 dates a year throughout the U.S., including performances for the Colorado Legislature, on Austin City Limits, and at Bill Gates' home. Artists who have recorded his songs include John Denver, Chris LeDoux, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Known as the “Zen Cowboy,” Chuck sees what's best about America, writing songs about love lost and love found, forgetful cowboys, heroic highway patrolmen, and brain stems gone "critical."

2:30-2:45pm Papa Juke

Papa Juke is the originator of Juke, a contemporary stew of blues that they serve up hot. The recipe for Juke calls for pouring out some soulful blues and then stirring in a spoonful of swing, a fistful of rock, a bucket of boogie, a slice of country, a ladle of Latin, a pinch of reggae, a splash of Cajun and a generous dollop of R & B. Add a big squirt of funk with a dash of jazz and then sprinkle in some hot gospel. Let it cook for a few hours over a hot jam. Delivered via harmonica, guitar, bass, percussion, and vocals, Juke has been known to cure the blues, dismiss a hangover, and even bring together long-lost lovers.

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