Millzone Music Service Network
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The crew performing for the SOM 10th Anniversary Reunion Party at 'The Omni at Yale', New Haven CT. April 2005.
(photo courtesy of Michael Blum)

The Operation

Under the direction of composer and producer Michael Mills (founder of Drums No Guns), the Millzone operation has developed a successful synergistic entity encompassing culturally diverse recording, production, talent management and entertainment company featuring music, world drumming, music/video production, performing arts and heritage.

With over 37 years of experience in world drumming, music production, word and song, Michael has been involved with all facets of performance, education, production, promotion and public/human service and has participated in countless major community, state and national events. Now Michael has assembled an extensive synergistic network of talented artists and production and promotion professionals to deliver first class results for all Millzone clients and projects.

Current Projects 2010-2011:

  • Cab Calloway Legacy & Centennial Project (2007-present) hosted by Cecelia L. Calloway.
  • Cab Calloway musical Catalog recorded by various Millzone artists.
  • Cab Calloway Composer's rights catalog licensing.
  • Cecelia L. Calloway 16-track musical CD and storybook episode series on DVD.
  • Cab Calloway Tribute 2-CD Box Set & Comic Book featuring cover by well known European caricaturist Cabu and produced by Jean-Francois Pitet and his fellow jazz enthusiasts from Europe.
  • Cab Calloway Documentary series for channel networks (PBS Channel Thirteen and 'American Masters', etc.)
  • Cab Calloway Special Edition of the The Pride & Journey Community Gallery with 100 oil canvas portraits, narrations and original backgound music compositions on DVD and replicated textbook.
  • L'John Epps "Syvelle Storybook of Love" CD project.
  • Tuffest & his Jamaican Artist Collaborative Network solo and compilation CD projects.
  • Jimmie Wilson: formerly of "Bill Baker and the 5 Satins" and "The Tempos". We are producing his "True Love, High Volts" CD Project, featuring Wilson's Delight "Hot Daddy".
The Millzone Network

In this section, we'll introduce you to the members of the Millzone Network providing a brief description of what skills and services the member brings to the organization. Millzone Production Network has well over 100 musical tracks currently in various stages of development with an estimated value of over one million dollars.

Michael Mills: Composer, performing artist, cultural music education specialist, songwriter and producer with over 37 years direct experience in world music, percussion and drumming. Michael is also a national advocate for childrne and youth, and public/human services specialist and humanitarian (

Cecelia L. Calloway: Founder and C.E.O. of C.L.C Entertainment who began performing with her father, Cab Calloway at the age of 9. She is currently a vocalist-recording artist and storytelling entertaining author.

George S. Norton: Founder and owner of Norton Consulting, has over 35 years of experience as a corporate executive with skills in leadership training, assessment, conflict management, executive coaching and project management.

Jean-Francois Pitet: Founder of of in Paris, France, a lifelong fan of Cab Calloway and jazz, also a Calloway Project partner with strong connection to the European Jazz community. Designer of Cab Calloway photo image poster board gallery of over 100 Calloway images, also International liaison for the Calloway Preservation and Legacy Project.

Michael Blum: '95 Graduate from Yale SOM, CEO, Catalina Strategies, also CFO for Innovative Music Group (IMG) and free lance consultant and marketing specialist for mainstream corporations and EMG. He is the strategic consultant for Millzone Music Service Network and Prime Organizer for "Drums across America" (DAA) USA tour, with over 17 years of successful promotions and organizational management experience in all media segments.

Burnice Mills: Founder and Owner of 2nd Floor Productions and Mills Mecca Publishing, also Collaborative Partner/Producer of Millzone, Music technology specialist, guitarist, instructor and member of the Calloway collaboration project.

Lawrence Martin: Owner and C.E.O. Platinum Traxs, Culturally diverse producer, music tech specialist and musical track master from Atlanta who specializes in various musical genres such as hip hop, R & B, Jamaican beat, dance, techno, and more.

L'John Epps: Founder and owner of Yunek Entertainment in Washington DC. L'John is a producer and songwriter and vocalist with various musical talents, formerly the lead vocalist for Atlantic Starr, platinum recording artists of the 70's and 80's. We are currently producing an R&B/Love song CD project entitled: "Storybook of Love"/Syvelle Storybook.

Michael Cone: Owner of Lighthouse Litho, LLC, located in Hamden, Connecticut. His company specialize in all phases of graphic design and composition, printing and copying, also is the printing house for Calloway projects and collaborative partner with Drums No Guns Commission, Inc., and Millzone Music Service Network, and associate to "Printing for a Purpose" and Pride and Journey community projects. Lighthouse Litho is available for non-profit organizations and business institutions statewide. Some of their fine services include 4-color digital and multi-color printing and complete binding service.

Jerry Harris: Owner of Gerry Harris Originals, Shreveport, LA, is an accomplished artist who has drawn portraits for legends of the past, such as Andy Devine, Dorothy Lamour, Virginia Mayo, Dana Andrews, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and more. His company creates Tee Shirts, caps and other high quality memorabilia.

Scott Thompson: Assistant Director of Public Relations for Jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York City that produces concerts at three of its venues in Columbus Circle and provides music education programs to reach more than 100,000 people each year. Scott's daily routine is working with music history icon, Wynton Marsalis, the Artistic Director for Jazz at the Lincoln Center and a noted journalist and contributor on jazz history.

John Truelson: Founder and owner of True Media Development, a computer technology wizard, web host designer and hosting provider. In addition, are a composer, musical genius and vocal arranger, copyist and producer. A vocal and music consultant for Cecelia Calloway.

Tom Disher: Founder and President of Disher Music and Sound, Emmy Award winning sound production in a San Francisco based audio post production facility specializing in music composition, sound design and mixing. Please visit

Peter Edwards: British-born pianist, composer and multi-keyboardist currently in Florida, is one of the early innovators of new age piano and contemporary instrumental soundscapes For more than 28 years he's been a collaborative, composing partner with Michael Mills, co-founders of NME World Music Ensemble.

"While listening to Secret Oasis performed so masterfully by Peter Edwards, you are transported to another peaceful place. I use this CD to sit back, relax and escape from the real world. Peter has discovered how to use his piano to transmit peace." - Rudy Perez (2005 Billboard Magazine Awards Latin Producer of the Year, and ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year)

John Lamont: Founder and C.E.O. of Creative Sounds Inc. CSI encompasses catalog licensing, television and radio broadcasting, film/music/video promotion and distribution. CSI owns one of the largest music, film and video catalogs in the world as well as operating a major distribution outlet that circulates well over 10 million units worldwide. John owns and operates Artist Limited, LLC. a Kansas City and Arizona based company that engages worldwide in the business of discovering, and collecting unreported and under-reported royalties and other monies due and owing to entertainers, recording artists, song composers, lyricists, record producers and publishers and acts as an agent in fact for the collection of the said royalties. This company represents Cecelia L. Calloway as a collection agency for violations, publishing, copyrights, name & likeness.

Dave Jackson: Founder and C.E.O of Jackson Artist Corporation, Kansas City, is a booking agent for over 200 star studded legendary entertainers. Vice president of Artist Limited, LLC. dedicated to copyright protection and violation collection.

Doug Johnson: Concert Promoter and Entertainment Consultant based in San Diego, CA. Planning "LIVE" Calloway celebrity concert tribute designed for PBS and other television networks.

Jimmie Wilson: Professional vocalist, Background vocal specialist, Songwriter, Percussionist, Arranger, Technician, Choreogapher, Clothing Designer, Performing and Recording Artist.

Tuffest: Jamaican born recording artist, song writer and representative for Jamaican Recording Artist Collaborative in Brooklyn New York. His partnering network has over 12 artists which are under the Millzone Music Service Network Management. We are currently producing a tribute to Cab single release with various Jamaican artist and 12 song compilation CD project with promotional music video.

Lisa LaTouche: A Canadian born Dancer and Choreographer for the Cab Calloway Foundation and legacy projects, also Cotton Club and dance instructor throughout New York City who travelled abroad performing on a global scale to Brazil, China, Australia, Japan and more... Lisa is a talent agent for dancers and starving artists of New York and Chicago. She has studied under several legendary tap dancers.  

Harold Harris: Founder and Owner of Harold Harris and Associates of Chicago. Harold is a well known pianist and producer from Chicago formerly a performer for Hugh Hefner at the playboy club and mansion for over 15 years. He's performed with Johnny Mathis, and many other celebrities. Mr. Harris was known as Mr. Piano. The Millzone network will be producing and promoting his music and storybook video documentary "The music, life and legacy of Harold Harris" in progress.

Yvon J. Cormier: "Life Sketches in Blue". A Poet, Spoken-Word Artist, Writer and Marketing Consultant, who co-organized the Connecticut Beat Poetry Festival 2008, the largest poetry festival on the eastern seaboard, with over 60 poets participating.

For more information on how the Millzone Music Service Network can help you with your next project, contact us at 203-675-4827, 203-931-8750(CT) or 914-909-3985(NY), or you can email us at:

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