ARIZONA SONGWRITERS Coming Events and Announcements



Our next SongPitch & SongEvaluation meetings will be:



Saturday, February 25th, 1pm to 4pm, featuring Alan Roy Scott.

Location: SHH Gallery 922 N. 6th ST. Downtown Phoenix (SW corner 6th ST. & Roosevelt)

Admission $20 members $25 non members

Alan is looking for songs for producer friend Michael Jay who is producing a new artist, Ohad on Lou Pearlman’s Transcontinental Records. Looking for Male Pop songs along the lines of Ryan Cabrera and Click 5.



Alan is also looking for songs for a music library a friend of his started called Urban Authentic. It can be any style of music, vocal or instrumental, but the main emphasis is more R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, etc. www.urbanauthentic.com.



Alan will also discuss his upcoming Unisong International Song Contest www.unisong.com, and answer any questions about getting songs cut, etc. He will critique all styles of music! More details soon re: this meeting.









Thursday, March 9th, 6:30 to 9pm (same location & admission as Feb. 25 meeting).

Nashville publisher Steve Bloch of Writers Zone Music

Looking for outstanding songs for all the Nashville recording artists.

(More details soon)





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note: One of our favorite arizona songwriters, Marty Jensen, is STILL VERY ILL at Kinder Healthcare hospital due to complications of diabetes. You can send get well cards and wishes to marty, in care of AZ Songwriters at

428 E. Thunderbird rd., #737, Phoenix, AZ 85022.

Your prayers and get well wishes are appreciated. Thanks.





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The 2nd Tuesday Songs in Progress Workshop is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Next one: FEBRUARY 14th, Tuesday Night, 7 to 9 pm



The 2nd Tuesday, Songs in Progress Workshop is hosted by One Foot in the Grave’s Gavan Wieser. This workshop gets you some feedback from peers on your new or partially finished lyrics or songs. You can present your work on CD, cassette, or live. Bring a few lyric sheets. Very casual.

Held at 8607 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, AZ.

Call Gavan for more 623-934-8681.



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NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) Meetings in Phoenix, AZ

www.nashvillesongwriters.com



NSAI Phoenix Meetings are the First Tuesday of every month Glendale Library, on Brown off of 59th Avenue, between Olive and Peoria. 6:00pm to 9:00 pm



NSAI members: no charge Non-members: suggested $10.00 donation to NSAI



Go to the above website or call for more info:



Rose Prock

NSAI Coordinator Phoenix, AZ

623-792-7664 (SONG)




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NSAI in TUCSON



Duncan Stitt has volunteered to keep the NSAI Tucson Chapter rollin’ for a while.



For more info, you can contact Duncan at duncan@theriver.com .





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Local record label is looking for Arizona based Christian songwriters for a compilation CD. If you have material you would like to submit for consideration contact Mark Myers at markymo777@yahoo.com. The material should be copyrighted and unreleased.



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Some interesting websites:





Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame (amehof).

Learn about Arizona’s musical heritage and history. good stuff!

Ken Skaggs of the Glen Campbell band does the website. Check it out! www.azmusichalloffame.org



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John Braheny www.johnbraheny.com

Dale Kawashima’s www.songwriteruniverse.com

great resources for all kinds of songwriter info.



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Looking for open mics to play at or check out in az?

Try Chris Frazer’s site www.azopenmic.com



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Arizona Songwriters



meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday of the month.

(but not always, depending on Holidays and hectic schedules of guest speakers).

The best way to reach us is by E MAIL at azsongwriters@cox.net

Or try the website www.azsongwriters.com

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New Open Mic



Donna's Family Restaurant (Mesa, southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe)

Tuesdays, 7-9

hosted by Chris Frazer






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ROCK WITH THE PROCKS IN THE COUNTRY!!!!

aka PROCK PICKIN’ PARTY!!!

A guitar pull, music jam, down home SUNDAY get together!



When: the 3rd SUNDAY of EVERY month, from 1:00 pm till ??? next one Feb. 19th.



Where: The home of Jack and Rose Prock, 12211 North 62nd Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85304 Phone: 623-792-SONG (7664)



Take Cactus west to 61st Avenue. Turn right (north) at the stop light at 61st. Go two blocks to Charter Oak. Turn left. Go to next street which is 62nd Avenue. You can only turn left. First house on the left is 12211 North 62nd Avenue.



Bring your guitar and/or keyboard and let’s rock this town!!! Optional: bring a covered dish, cans of soda, bottles of water, bags of ice, chips & dip, beer, etc. There will be plenty of FOOD.



Note: You do not have to be a member of NSAI to attend the ROCK WITH PROCK parties! All musicians and songwriters welcome…bring a friend or 2 or 3 or 4 …!!



MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

2006 dates: Jan 15, Feb, 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17



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THANKS TO OUR RECENT GUEST SPEAKERS

FOR ARIZONA SONGWRITERS:



KYE FLEMING, JENNY YATES, JOHN & JOANN BRAHENY

DAN HODGES of MURRAH MUSIC, NASHVILLE

JEFF DAYTON of JEFF DAYTON/GLEN CAMPBELL MUSIC, NASHVILLE

STEVE BLOCH of WRITER ZONE MUSIC, NASHVILLE

RODNEY GORDY of OPUS ONE MUSIC (LA) and JEFF FREUNDLICH of WILD WHIRLED MUSIC, LES SCOTT of Source Q Boutique

REX BENSON of CHECKS2REX MUSIC, LA/Nashville

JASON DAUMAN of Dauman Music, JUSTIN WILDE of Christmassongs.com

JON ROSNER of BICYCLE MUSIC,

NORMAN DEVASURE of SUNSET RANCH MUSIC


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Mary Lemanski
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