performing for the SOM 10th Anniversary Reunion Party at
'The Omni at Yale', New Haven CT. April 2005.
courtesy of Michael Blum)
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:
The Millzone Network
- Cab Calloway Legacy & Centennial
Project (2007-present) hosted by Cecelia L.
- Cab Calloway musical Catalog recorded by
various Millzone artists.
- Cab Calloway Composer's rights catalog
- 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
- 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"
- Tuffest & his Jamaican Artist
Collaborative Network solo and compilation CD
- 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".
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
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 (www.drumsnoguns.org).
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
Jean-Francois Pitet: Founder of www.thehidehoblog.com
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
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
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
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
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
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 www.dishermusic.com
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.
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
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 &
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
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.
Professional vocalist, Background vocal specialist,
Songwriter, Percussionist, Arranger, Technician,
Choreogapher, Clothing Designer, Performing and
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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