The Session, a young New Orleans-based modern jazz quintet, is recording our debut album.
Two years ago, we started meeting for weekly practice sessions with the simple aim to get better at making music. Over time, we developed into a full-time, highly driven young jazz band out of New Orleans. We are excited to finally document our progress and record our debut album, aptly titled, “This Is Who We Are.”
We’re asking you to help us with this debut album by making pledges in exchange for rewards!
The 5,000 dollars we plan to raise will go towards the costs of booking the studio, mixing, mastering, commissioning album artwork, and duplicating CDs. If we don’t hit the target amount, all pledges will be returned.
This album will be comprised completely of original works and includes musical contributions from every member of the band. For more than a year, we have performed the compositions we’re recording at venues throughout the South, and feel ready (and excited!) to record something special.
The music we create could be described as contemporary jazz, because individually and collectively, we are trying to create a sound that reflects who we are at this moment. However, we are each steeped in a rich tradition. We have been lucky enough to play with some of New Orleans’ legendary elders, and on any given day, Session members can be heard playing in some of their groups. Drummer Darrian Douglas plays regularly with the likes of Ellis Marsalis and Germaine Bazzle, while trumpet player Stephen Lands can sometimes be heard at New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall. In fact, you can often find the entire rhythm section of the Session making up three quarters of Jason Marsalis’ Vibraphone Quartet. In short, while we are a modern jazz group, we not only respect jazz’s historical traditions, but actively learn and play them!
We have put our heart and soul into this project, and believe we will produce a noteworthy album. After nearly two years of playing, practicing and even living together, we’re ready to show the world “This Is Who We Are”!
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Free download of the single off our debut album.Estimated delivery:
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Free download of our entire debut album, "This is Who We Are"Estimated delivery:
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Signed hard copy of our debut album and a shout out on our website. ($5 dollar shipping charge for people outside the US)Estimated delivery:
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Signed hard copy of out debut album, a shout out on our website and a handwritten thank you note from the entire band. ($5 dollar shipping charge for people outside the US)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + free entry to our CD release party at Snug Harbor in New Orleans and a thank you in the liner notes of our debut album.Estimated delivery:
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Free private lesson with any member of the band (If the location is over 100 miles from New Orleans, lesson will be over Skype) + all of the above!Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + you get to spend an evening in New Orleans hanging with the band as Darrian Douglas (the drummer) cooks us dinner! (if you can't make it to New Orleans we could hang over skype)Estimated delivery:
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We will write, record and make available online a song dedicated to you, (named after you if you wish!) We will send you a hard copy of the recording along with a signed copy of the sheet music and a signed copy of our debut album.Estimated delivery:
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Receive credit as associate producer in the liner notes of our debut album + free access to all our shows + signed hard copy of our debut album + an evening with the band (as stated in reward #7)Estimated delivery:
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We will come to your house and perform a private concert for you and your friends (if location is over 100 miles from New Orleans additional transport fees will apply) + you will receive credit in the album liner notes as an associate producer + free access to all our shows + signed copy of our debut album.Estimated delivery:
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