Songs from the Library of Congress Collection Lecture Recital

FREE Lecture Concert on the recent discovery at the LOC of a whole subcategory that has brought to light thousands of pieces of music that had languished without a traceable “categorization”. Our show THE GREATEST SONGS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD comes directly from this discovery. Join us for a Free Noon Time Concert/Lecture at the Coolidge. Thursday, 12pm – 1pm.

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“The Greatest Songs You’ve Never Heard”

NEWS FLASH: Karin Paludan Sorey, Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan are singing and playing “The Greatest Songs You’ve Never Heard” at the Terrace Gallery/Millennium Stage aka The KC Jazz Club on Thursday, February 9th, at 6PM!! We can’t wait and hope to see as many of you as are able in the audience! The show is FREE.:)

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The Greatest Songs You’ve Never Heard

Doug Bowles, Kari Paludan and Alex Hassan

This is a stellar show. We’ll be using our legit voices to syncopated tunes that Alex has unearthed at the Library of Congress.

The venue only seats 75, so reserve now. These tend to sell out.

When: Sunday, Jan. 08, 2012 – 2:00 PM
Where: Jordan Kitts Music, 8500 Lee Highway, Fairfax , VA 22031

Ticket Prices : $13.00 Adults, $12.00 Seniors/Students
Ticket Sales Begin Sat, Dec 17, 2011
(Advance Reservations Are Required)

Event Website at the Northern Virgina Ragtime Society:

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Look Out! Here Comes My Ball and Chain!

Coon-SandersDoug Bowles is planning a series of concerts and a recording with his SingCo Rhythm Orchestra of his extraordinary collection of world class arrangements of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks.

Doug is seeking your assistance in making this music available to a wider audience, through performances and a professional quality recording. He has already amassed the arrangements, which are shockingly exact record transcriptions for the most part.

Visit Doug’s Kickstarter page to donate now!

Doug Bowles and his SingCo Rhythm Orchestra recently gave a live concert of the music for the Potomac River Jazz Club, and were praised for their “hot” and “authentic” presentation of this incredible music.

Your support will enable this very skilled orchestra to present authentic performances of Coon-Sanders’ music. You will never have heard more virtuosic arrangements! This music has likely not been performed in public in this large a setting, and this large a quantity of charts, since the original group disbanded in 1933.

Your investment will be used to support the live concerts and recording fees, including musician fees, venue rental, all associated recording costs, marketing and publicity and potential multi-media presentations to accompany the live concerts.

The Coon-Sanders band was really Blazin! They were the top of the tops in the 1920s and 1930s, until the untimely death of one of its leaders in the early ’30s. Mel Torme, the famous jazz singer and scat master, made his radio debut with this band at the age of 4, appearing on their radio broadcast for 6 weeks.

Your support will make possible the recording of such hits as HERE COMES MY BALL AND CHAIN, LOUDER AND FUNNIER, READY FOR THE RIVER, MY BABY KNOWS HOW, AFTER YOU’VE GONE, and many more!

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The Coon-Sanders Project – Become a Backer!

I have just submitted to KickStarter to set up a backing account for a series of performances and recording of the COON-SANDERS PROJECT. As soon as they accept the proposal, I’m hoping you’ll lend your support, remembering that no amount is too small. Know of anyone interested in supporting such a project? Send them to the site or have them contact me. You’ll know the moment it’s approved.

In return for your support you will received one signed copy of the final CD, credit on the CD (if desired) and free admission to one of the public performances.

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Videos! Coon-Sanders Project Of Doug Bowles and his SingCo Rhythm Orchestra

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