Itâ€™s time for the Greeley Blues Jam, which runs next Friday and Saturday (June 8th & 9th).Â Coming up this week on The Nine Oâ€™clock Blues weâ€™ll hear a couple of songs from each of this yearâ€™s headliners.
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What would it be like if you were 10 years old and composed a piece of music that was played by the New York Philharmonic? For a few New York City school kids, including one fifth-grader, it's a dream come true, thanks to the orchestra's Very Young Composers program.
Composer Jon Deak, who played bass with the New York Philharmonic for more than 40 years, says the idea for Very Young Composers came when he and conductor Marin Alsop visited an elementary school in Brooklyn several years ago.