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May 24, 2016

MAY 29 Sunday  3:00-6:00 PM, @Wurlitzer Manor, Gig Harbor, WA IT'S EASY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION!   Donate  Click on the Donate Button above Enter & complete your donation/ Requested $20 per person. Get ready to have FUN! You're Inv...

Legacy of Candye Kane – 1961-2016

May 24, 2016

On Friday night, May 6 th ,   Candye Luise Kane passed away.   Over the next days and weeks, much will be written, said, sung, cried and shouted about Candye and her place in the music world. People will share their personal stories and photos.   There is much fo...

Get the Candye Kane Tribute DVD

May 12, 2016

DONATE NOW MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY AND RECEIVE THIS LIMITED EDITION DVD We join Candye's many friends and fans in celebrating her life and especially her role in United by Music.  We are grateful to Lynn and Mark Andersen and Crescendo for donat...

The Blues: Backwoods to Broadway

Mar 15, 2016

Tix are now available ... The Blues: Backwoods to Broadway Sponsored in part by Dale Boss & Bob Mensel Renowned Portland musician Dave Fleschner and acclaimed blues singer Earl Thomas Bridgeman Jr. along with featured...

The 2016 Performance Season Begins!

Mar 15, 2016

These first two months of the year have found our wonderful United by Music artists and mentors involved in full rehearsals, focused group practice sessions and individual coaching. Come join us at any of these upcoming activities! Saturday March 12 th &n...



United by Music North America is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to further the scope of our parent company in Europe, United by Music, by providing programs of study and performance in blues, swing and jazz music for muscially talented people with intellectual disabilities here in North America. We aim to improve the quality of life for our members, and challenge public attitudes about people with an intellectual disability, showing that we are more alike than we are different through the exceptional talents of our members.

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