DENVER, CO (CelebrityAccess) The Colorado Music Hall of Fame Presented by Comfort Dental has announced that influential Colorado artist Chris Daniels has been appointed to the role of Executive Director by the organization’s Advisory Board.
Daniels and his band The Kings, are in their 34th year of recording and touring with his 15th album, “Blues With Horns,” released in 2017. In 2012 he received his first Grammy nomination for work on the children’s album “Jungle Jazz Kids” with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hubert Laws, and the late Al Jarreau. In addition, Daniels is currently an Assistant Professor at the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver and plans to generate some exciting collaborations between the University and the Hall.
In 2013, Daniels was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame alongside Judy Collins and a spate of other notable Colorado-based artists.
“I’m anxious to tackle the many challenges going forward—finding more space to accommodate our rapid growth, expanding our funding base, and celebrating all the incredible artists, individuals, institutions and fans that contribute to making Colorado one of the best music scenes in the country. What the Hall has accomplished thus far is amazing and I’m honored to be part of it! Colorado is home to so many music genres—from cowboy songwriters like Chuck Pyle to jam bands and bluegrass like Hot Rize and String Cheese, to the hip-hop of the Flobots, EDM powerhouse Pretty Lights, rockers like Big Head Todd, plus the recent jazz class inductees honoring Dianne Reeves and Phillip Bailey. It’s our job to preserve, honor, and celebrate it all,” Daniels said of his appointment.
Founding Chairman of the Board, Chuck Morris added, “The Hall is delighted to welcome Chris as our new Executive Director. We look forward to working with our multi-talented friend on community outreach efforts, music-related matters, and the day-to-day operations that keep the Hall running successfully. Plus …I’ve been working with Chris since 1970, beginning with his groundbreaking band, Magic Music at The Sink and Tulagi. From day one I’ve been a huge fan of Chris, both as a talented musician and an extraordinary person. Thank you again to the continuing generosity of our sponsor Comfort Dental and the support of the music-loving citizens of our great State!”