Welcome to our new and improved Music Commission Web site! The Music Commission is proud to launch our new Web site as of Monday, November 30, 2015. It’s the first significant upgrade to the site since its inception in 2005.
John Aaron Lewis ~ Albuquerque Lewis (b. May 3, 1920 – d. March 29, 2001) was a jazz pianist, composer and arranger, best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. John was born in La Grange, Illinois,
John Kurzweg ~ Santa Fe Kurzweg (b. September 5, 1960) is a Santa Fe based record producer and musician who first became known for his work with successful post-grunge band Creed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Three of
Alberto Nelson “Al Hurricane” Sanchez ~ Dixon Recipient of the New Mexico Music Commission’s 2017 Platinum Music Award, Al Hurricane (July 10, 1936-October 22, 2017) is a singer-songwriter, dubbed “The Godfather” of New Mexico music. He has released more than
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ~ Roswell Henry, professionally as John Denver (b. December 31, 1943 – d. October 12, 1997), was a singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. He
Forest Alton “Junior” Daugherty, Jr ~ Alamogordo Daugherty (b. July 19, 1930) is a fiddler, guitar player and song writer born and raised in Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico. He is ranked among the top five fiddlers in the United