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Creative Nation Music

52 Hawthorn Street Suite 2
Somerville, MA 02144
[email protected]


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Boston 75 Worcester 45 Providence 60 Portsmouth 60

Creative Nation Music (CNM) began as a concert series at Cambridge, Massachusetts' Zeitgeist Gallery in 2000, but quickly grew into a multi-faceted effort to cultivate and organize Boston's local jazz scene.

In 2003, Boston-based musicians Eric Hofbauer and Chris Allen partnered to form Creative Nation Music Productions, a collective organization that produced concerts at a variety of Boston-area venues and sold recordings by local musicians through its online storefront.

By early 2004, CNM Productions began producing CDs that would introduce Boston-based groups to the rest of the world. Led by Hofbauer, the label secured national distribution through City Hall Records and digital distribution through IODA and released four CDs its first year.

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The Urgency of Now

Bruno Råberg, Jason Robinson, Bob Weiner
published: March 11, 2021

The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man

Dylan Jack Quartet
published: February 16, 2021

The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man

Dylan Jack Quartet
published: August 22, 2020

Remains of Echoes

Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack
published: November 14, 2019

Book Of Water

Eric Hofbauer
published: June 30, 2019

Book Of Water

Eric Hofbauer's Five Agents
published: June 03, 2019

Cull the Heard

Pocket Aces
published: September 04, 2018


Dylan Jack
published: April 10, 2018

American Grace

Eric Hofbauer
published: September 03, 2013


Pablo Ablanedo Octet(o)
published: July 01, 2013

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