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  About our first CMS Workshop celebrating our 40th Anniversary

June 30, 2013

Dear Friends of CMS,

Ingrid and I want to share with you how great we feel about the outcome of the first CMS Workshop to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Thirteen Guiding Artists — Dave Douglas, Oliver Lake, John  Medeski, Don Byron, Steven Bernstein, Marilyn Crispell, Tom Buckner, Steve Gorn, Mark Helias, Ken Filiano, Harvey Sorgen, Tani Tabbal, and Kenny Wessel– joined us and were thoroughly engaged playing music day and night with 25 workshop participants, concluding each day with evening concerts in unique combinations. Late nights were jam-packed as workshop participants took over the stage and the barn in which the workshops were held, jamming until the morning. All the workshops and concerts were videotaped and recorded for posterity.  Based on the amazing feedback we’ve received, we are already planning additional workshops. The next workshop will be October 6-10, 2013 and we will be announcing guiding artists and other details soon.

CMS took over the Full Moon Resort, 30 minutes west of Woodstock, a picturesque spot with mountain views and a stream running alongside it.  The accommodations were excellent as was the home-cooked food. The folks at Full Moon did a great job and made all of us feel at home. Most workshops were held in a timber frame barn that was as nice to look at as to listen to.

A brief recap, along with photos from the workshop, can be found here:’s-40th-anniversary-workshop-recap-four-day-intensive-features-workshops-and-unique-concerts.html

We will keep you informed of upcoming workshops and hope you’ll join us

for the next one October 6 – 10.

In music,


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