Terrapin Care Station
Cambridge Audio

The renowned jazz pianist preserves and plays the music of Denver’s legendary Five Points neighborhood.

Purnell Steen

Bringing respect for tradition and progressive elements to the bluegrass genre, the Colorado band went on to a long and storied career.

Hot Rize

The enormous impact of MTV’s revolutionary all-video format of the early 1980s transformed a slew of artists into iconic acts. Brian Brainerd’s portrait photography cemented the golden age of their appearances in Colorado.

Cyndi Lauper - CU Events Center - 1984
Mojo Nixon, 1989

Rock eccentric Mojo Nixon—a motor-mouthed guitarist and singer-songwriter and nutcase radio personality—died on February 8, 2024, aboard a country-music cruise. He was 66.

Dianne Reeves

By the beginning of the millennium, the divas of the jazz world had passed, leaving a new generation of singers to carry on. One of the most significant jazz vocalists to fill the void was Dianne Reeves, whose performances could recall the era of Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan while imparting her own technically adept yet emotive style.

Cleo Brown

Cleo Brown
A vocalist and pianist, Cleo Brown sang bawdy blues songs in the 1930s and 1940s, then retired and became a nurse. She was rediscovered living in Colorado in the late 1980s and returned to recording. She died in 1995.

On Record Book Series

On Record book series

Each volume of the award-winning On Record series gathers over 200 limited and extraordinary images and 100 interview-based profiles spotlighting an array of musical artists.



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A non-profit organization established to preserve the legacies of Colorado music, CoME serves as a repository for informational and archival resources.

Jon Rizzi, G. Brown, Mark Zaremba and Chip Garofalo