Entertainment Industry Connection at 595 North, Atlanta


On Saturday January 5, 2013, the Entertainment Industry Connection came to 595 North Restaurant and Lounge in Atlanta, featuring panels and workshops, performances, a fashion show and experts on music, fashion and film. Notable industry attendees included Manny “Mad Dog” Ayala of the Coast 2 Coast DJ’s, Janie Jennings from Industry Works, Ray Hamilton of the Universal Record Pool who organized the event, David “Fort Knox” Mitchell, manager and MC extraordinaire. and John “J-Dogg” Shaw of Memphis-based Select-O-Hits Music Distribution.

Blue Is Free at the Entertainment Industry Connection, Atlanta


When I walked into 595 North Restaurant and Lounge in Atlanta for the Entertainment Industry Connection conference on Saturday January 5th, an incredible jazz/funk/soul band called Blue Is Free was on stage warming up. One of the cooler things about Atlanta is the astounding number of incredibly-talented young musicians, such as those in this band.

Terreon Gulley and Friends After the Gig

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Jazz drummer Terreon Gulley celebrates with friends after his successful performance at the Apache Cafe in Atlanta, January 4, 2013.

Russell Gunn at the Apache Cafe

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East St. Louis/Atlanta jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn takes a break at the intermission of the Terreon Gulley show at the Apache Cafe on Friday January 4 in Atlanta. Gunn is one of America’s most highly acclaimed young trumpet players, and his releases and schedule can be found at http://groidmusic.com/groidmusic.html