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Considering the expected amount of time slotted for live music, we are not considering an open application for blues DJs. However, if you feel strongly that you would like to be considered, please send an email to email@example.com.
The DJ applications go live Saturday, January 7th along with the general registration, volunteer application, and housing sign-up. The application will remain open for six weeks, closing at midnight MST (Mountain Standard Time, because Denver) on Saturday, February 18th. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Kara Fabina [Blues]
One thing that you can count on from this DJ is a vast understanding of genres. Because of her background in various dance styles, Kara brings a depth of musical knowledge appropriate for dancing. Her loves vary from House to Funk, Old School Hip Hop, Vintage Jazz, Blues and Soul. She has a not so secret adoration for mashups, and has even dabbled in beat production and mixology. With a desire to be a jill of all trades, she began Dj’ing at house parties in 2011. Since then she has gone on to DJ at local dance venues and events throughout the country. Based in Colorado Springs, she works to provide dancers with a variety of blues, jazz, and swing music in her sets.
Mark Carpenter [Blues]
Once again hailing from California, Mark is excited to return to Denver to play at MHB for another year. He has been here two times before (MHB’11: Blues, MHB’16: Fusion) and is excited to once again throw down a little blues with some of the best DJs in the world. Mark began blues dancing in 2005 and has been playing music for dancers since the beginning. A founding member of Drop Dead Blues in SLO, he eventually became a house DJ and cut his teeth in the blue glow of Room 225. Since then he has shared his collection of music at dozens of events and local venues spanning four continents. He plays only the most quality songs from his eclectic musical collection and has stolen unapologetically from every great DJ, musician, or music aficionado he’s encountered.
Kelly Howard [Fusion]
Kelly loves to DJ almost as much as she loves to dance. In 2007, she began her DJ career in Seattle at house parties. Since 2009, she has DJed at blues, swing and fusion venues all over the country. She began traveling in 2012 and has DJed at various dance events in 13 different countries. Kelly combines a wide array of emotions and flavors: angst and grit, passion and despair. She loves creating a challenging atmosphere that keeps dancers wanting more. Some of her all-time favorite artists for fusion dancing are Beats Antique, Meschiya Lake, and Lynx & Janover.