The Headhunters are Joined by Special Guests on “Platinum”


“A true fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap, Salsa, Rock, New Orleans, African rhythm and its classical forms”

Legendary Headhunters percussionist Bill Summers unabashedly previews the bands upcoming album in his own words: “2011 will mark the beginning of a new movement in music and jazz. The true fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap, Salsa, Rock, New Orleans, African rhythm and its classical forms. The Headhunters are steeped in the funk and jazz traditions. The groove is undeniable and the layers of rhythm, melody and spoken word in this release will raise the bar and set a benchmark for the world to follow. The truth of the matter is, we respect all forms of music and see a place in this unusual musical tapestry for every form of modern and ancient music forms. The project is entitled ‘Platinum.’ For some this is an award presented to those who achieve a feat of reaching one million units sold and certified. For us, Platinum is a self-proclamation of achievement for creating a project deserving of recognition and will be heard and appreciated by the millions of listeners world wide.”

Artists appearing on The Headhunters’ ‘Platinum’ Album include: Bill Summers—percussion Mike Clark—drums Rob Dixon—tenor sax Derrick Gardner—trumpet Donald Harrison—alto sax Richie Goods—bass Kyle Roussel—keys Patrice Rushen—keys Bennie Maupin—tenor sax and bass clarinet

Guest Artists on the album (subject to change) include: Killah Priest, Del the Funky Homosapien, Jaecyn Bayne, Kentyah Fraser, Snoop Dogg, and George Clinton!

The album is expected in mid May.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!