De'Adre Aziza's debut album: A blend of jazz infused soul, smooth jazz, and Euro-lounge influences.
After 3 years on the Broadway scene, it's finally time to record my debut album, and I'm doing it MYYYYYYYY WAAAAAAAAAAY!!! =-DMost of you may know me from the critically acclaimed Broadway musical PASSING STRANGE. But what you may not know is that making music is a passion of mine that has driven me for many years. While I love doing theater, the music I make isn't of the musical theater realm. My personal musical sound is influenced more by jazz, European lounge, and soul music, and is a blend of these artforms, infused with tastes of hip-hop rhythms, and layered with traditional jazz chords and instrumentation.
Music is a powerful force. And nothing beats the feeling of live instrumentation on records. Therefore with this album, I'm going to be using live musicians such as the ones heard on my debut single "Days Are Like Dreams" (available now on iTunes & Amazon!) ,-)
On my own, I have already recorded a single, and shot two music videos, one currently on YouTube, and one in post-production.
The collection of songs is already written, and now all we need is to record. That's where you come in!
Every dime that you contribute will be used towards the recording, mastering, and pressing of the album. Your contributions will be helping me to fulfill a lifelong dream, and share a piece of my passion and art with the world.
Thank you so much,
Your money will go into an Amazon.com account. Nothing will be charged until the pledge timeline is over. All monies will go into an account to record the album, and public records will be kept so all donors can see where every dime is going.
If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why we call them pledges.
Nothing. If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that.
The album will be recorded the month following the end of funding. We're ready to get started and don't want to waste any time! It will be expediently mastered and pressed into CDs and ready for distribution by November '11. Digital releases will happen a couple of weeks before that.
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Free advanced digital download of the lead single of the album.
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A digital download of the album, one week before it's released to the general public.
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An autographed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world!) AND a juicy bonus track AND an autographed photo!
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All above rewards AND 2 tickets to the album release party AND personalized autographed photo AND a "thank you" in the liner notes of the album.
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All above rewards AND 2 VIP tickets to the album release party AND an autographed PASSING STRANGE DVD.
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All above rewards AND a 2hr visit to the recording studio with a sit down lunch. Out-of towners get an exclusive one hour Skype session from the studio and a mini-video chat with me.
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All above rewards AND 2 house seats to my next NYC theater show and a backstage tour AND a 2 minute YouTube personal tribute song written just for you!
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All above rewards AND a one hour acoustic set of jazz standards at an NYC venue secured by you AND a cameo in one of my upcoming music videos.
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All rewards at the $500 and above and a one hour set at an NYC venue secured by you with a 3 piece band of jazz songs and my original songs as well.
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