Help launch a new all-star, all-women DC jazz band!
Dear Kickstarter friends,
I have a dream...
To create an all-star, all-women jazz band based in the DC metropolitan area. This organization will uplift women in jazz, create networking opportunities, and be a positive role model for aspiring jazz musicians.
How will the community know we have a new band in town? We will record a demo CD to send to festivals, schools, and venues in the metro DC area. All the songs on the CD will be originals or arrangements by band members.
We are also using this opportunity to solicit suggestions for a name for this fantastic group of musicians. The name doesn't have to be specifically about women because we might need to use a few male subs every now and then. We're looking for a positive, energetic, inspiring name that will be remembered for years to come. Feel free to suggest a name with any donation.
Funding will be used for the venue, royalties, duplication, and costs associated with the recording session. We appreciate any help you can give us. We are holding our rehearsal/recording session on August 22nd at Harris Theatre on the George Mason University campus. Everything should be mixed down and ready to download by September 13th. I am recording the "rehearsal" as if it were a live performance, with very minimal setup and recording equipment. It'll sound great because of the hall.
As with any DIY project like this, the cost often burdens the artist with more than they can afford. I hope you can help make this dream happen.
Thanks for your support!
Roster for the recording session:
Lynn Gruenewald, alto
Sarah Hughes, alto
Anita Thomas, tenor
Maureen McCusker, tenor
Leigh Pilzer, bari
Jen Krupa (pending)
Bernie Robier, bass trombone (sub for Joy Bravin)
Amy Bormet, piano
Amy Shook, bass
Lydia Lewis, drums
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Suggest a name for the band. If we pick it, we'll give you the $45 level!
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We'll email you a link to download the entire demo four weeks before the official release!
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The digital download of the entire demo CD PLUS we'll ship the physical CD to you!
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All of the above, PLUS an alternate take emailed to you, PLUS special thanks on the back of the CD cover, PLUS a personally signed copy of Shannon Gunn's arrangement of Alone Together!
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