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January 15, 2004

ASCAP at SUNDANCE 2004

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Sundance Main

Opening Day | I | II

Midweek | I | II

Grand Finale | I | II

ASCAP's Music Café

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz bringing down the house at the ASCAP Music Café

Jason Mraz, Joseph Arthur, John Hiatt and a Special Guest Appearance by Ben Harper Wow the Crowds at the Music Café

John Hiatt

John Hiatt singing "A Perfectly Good Guitar."

Joseph Arthur & Ben Harper

Joseph Arthur (right) was joined onstage by Ben Harper.

As the Sundance Film Festival entered its second week, filmmakers, festival-goers and fans continued to pour into ASCAP's Music Café for a chance to see musical bills they are unlikely to experience anywhere else but here.

Jason Mraz, whose 2003 Top 5 hit "The Remedy (I Don't Worry)" has propelled him into the limelight, dazzled the café crowd with his acoustic blend of folk, hip-hop and jazz songs.

Songwriting powerhouse John Hiatt also delivered the goods as he played a selection of his best-known works and new songs that delighted the audience.

The darkly poetic Joseph Arthur, who utilizes an array of electronic equipment to loop his acoustic guitar into layers of lush music, was joined by Ben Harper on two songs.

Grammy-nominated Latin songwriter Fernando Osorio proved that, in any language, music speaks to everyone.

Check out the other memorable sets performed by Clem Snide, John Doe and Jon Brion.

 

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

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Successful pop songwriter/producer/film composer Jon Brion (left) accompanied songwriter John Doe, former member of the legendary punk band X, by the fire at ASCAP's Snowbound Soiree party.

ASCAP's Snowbound Soiree at the Fader/Levi's Lodge featured special fireside performances by Jon Brion, Jon Doe, Joseph Arthur and the All-American Rejects. Invitees to this special event, co-sponsored by Fader, Levi's and Miller High Life and held in a lodge at night on a mountainside outside of Park City, were treated to an intimate "in the round" show by some of ASCAP's Music Café performers.


 

Composer Night at Plan B

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Pictured at Composer Night at Plan B (l-r) are ASCAP's Kevin Coogan, Marc Anthony Thompson (aka Chocolate Genius) and ASCAP's Mike Todd.

At Park City's Plan B club on Monday night, January 19th, a special concert was presented featuring ASCAP composers performing their works that have been used in films. Performers included Marc Anthony Thompson (aka Chocalate Genius), Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Nathan Larson (Boy's Don't Cry) with The Cardigans' Nina Persson.