I need to raise funds to record a music DVD: a live, 2-camera DVD video / 2 track audio shoot of a jazz performance - Friday 11/12/2010
Musicians / Rehearsal / Supplies (music charts, etc.) - $1000
Live setup for 2-track analog plus 2 video camera shoot - $300
Sound Editing / Mix - $300 estimate
Music Licensing - $600 estimate
DVD Duplication (short run) - $1800 estimate
Limited run of mastered Audio CD's sans packaging (less than 100 copies) - $500
Video Editing, Artwork and Packaging Design - $500 estimate
TOTAL NEEDED BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - $500.00
OVERALL AMOUNT NEEDED - $5,000.00 (estimate) to complete project
I need help to fund a recording project - my first jazz vocal DVD. This project will use live to 2-track analog audio and a 2-camera shoot to DVD format. The performance takes place Friday, November 12, 2010 at The FireHouse Cafe in Mount Holly, New Jersey. While I have been fortunate to fund my recording projects in the past, I need help at the wire to make it happen with less than one week before the scheduled recording date.
I am a moonlighting artist with a day job and a passion for jazz music and music education. I have been working to develop a way to connect jazz vocal performance with younger listeners who are open to an honest voice and pure quality of sound. I believe the music industry is poised and ready for change. It is my goal for this DVD recording to provide a kick start in changing the direction and quality of mainstream popular music. JAZZ NEEDS TO ATTRACT AND EXCITE YOUNGER AUDIENCES IF IT IS TO SURVIVE HERE.
My goal with this recording is to use this DVD to promote and reintroduce vocal jazz, and the interwoven relationship between jazz and other popular music (R&B, straight 70's pop, blues, funk, latin Soul and neo-Soul), to younger and more diverse audiences, in addition to creating a usable DVD for marketing, promotion and distribution. Jazz performance venues are fast disappearing in the US; new artists' music is virtually inaccessible to the average AM/FM radio listener; there is no airplay on mainstream radio or video networks. Worse, there are only a select few jazz musicians in the United States that have major name recognition; of thse, very few are known in younger age groups; and opportunites to attend live performance is pricey.
With your help, I'd like to change this and open up a path for myself and other musicians to bridge the gap. Your donation will be used toward the total production costs, which are are estimated as follows:
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One (1) copy of completed live DVD performance upon release date, gift wrapped for the holidays; plus personal note of thanks
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One (1) AUTOGRAPHED copy of completed live DVD performance upon release date, gift wrapped for holidays, plus personal note with small concert memento
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One (1) AUTOGRAPHED copy of completed live DVD performance upon release date; plus (2) tickets to attend my LIVE RECORDING PERFORMANCE session 11/12/2010 as guests of Artist. Includes bottle of champagne or non-alcoholic substitute for your table. ***Cost of food and other beverages are NOT included with this pledge offer but will be available for purchase at venue.
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One (1) copy of completed live DVD performance upon release date, gift wrapped for the holidays, PLUS original small art piece (handpainted sphere, baseball cap, small unframed canvas painting OR larger photo print); featuring designs by abstract artist Anthony Fearron (www.fearronarts.com)
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One (1) copy of completed live DVD performance upon release date, gift wrapped for the holidays, PLUS - I will personally perform LIVE for YOU- a 2 set, 90 minute jazz vocal performance with musical accompaniment. This performance will be tailored to your needs and is perfect for corporations, wedding, anniversaries, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, or other event. Includes sound system, PA, musician, instrument, amps, cables, etc. *Subject to availability; but I will strive be as flexibile as I can around my work, tour schedule, and future commitments.
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