The John Raymond Project is recording their first full-length album, documenting a pursuit of God through jazz music.
Jazz trumpeter John Raymond & his band, the John Raymond Project, are embarking on the making of their first, full-length record! And in partnering with Kickstarter.com, you now have the opportunity to come alongside of John as the album process unfolds, supporting the project and getting access to exclusive rewards only found here through Kickstarter!
Over the past two years, my musical journey has given birth to a handful of new original jazz compositions. What's more is that each song uniquely expresses aspects of my spiritual growth as I pursue my relationship with Jesus Christ. All the pieces are set to record an album with these compositions:
-an incredibly talented band consisting of my good friends and fellow musicians -an opportunity to record for 2 days at Bennett Studios in New Jersey (one of the top-tier jazz studios on the east coast) -the legendary Jon Faddis has agreed to produce the album! -a soon-to-be-announced, major guest artist will be playing on 1 featured composition!
now, the only thing missing is...YOU!
When a piece of art is shared, the joy to be had by the artist and the patron is increased infinitely than if the art is not shared in the first place. That's why my greatest desire for this music is that anyone would be able to come alongside of me and experience my entire process in creating it. With the funds from this Kickstarter Campaign, I will be able to fund and complete the entire album as well as have the opportunity to share it with you and with the rest of the world!
For your generous donations, Kickstarter allows me to give you "rewards" in return that give you an inside track into the album process from my eyes. From a collection of personal journal entries to exclusive photos and videos to a 3 day/2 night trip to New York City, the rewards are bountiful and ready to be given away! (check out all the rewards in the column to your right)
Any amount you are willing to donate will go a long way to make the project happen - even if it's just $5-$10! And by all means, we'd love you to give more too :)
We have 60 days to raise the funds for the project, and the album will only be funded if we reach our campaign goal of $9,800 after 75 days (the 90 days I said on the video is incorrect...its 75). If we don't meet the goal, you'll get the money you pledged back and we won't be able to make the album happen at all. BUT, if we do meet the goal your pledges will be counted towards the project, we'll be able to record the album and you'll get all the inside access you've duly earned!
SPREAD THE WORD!
I want this music and the creative process behind it to be shared far and wide, so PLEASE help me spread the word! Embed this video or link on your Facebook page, your Twitter account, email it to family/friends/even your enemies...of course, word of mouth is always best and the more people you can share the project with the better chance we have of meeting our goal and sharing the music with you!
Thanks so much for considering supporting me in my pursuit of music and my pursuit of God - it means the world to me. I look forward to sharing it all with you!
visit John's website at: www.johnraymondmusic.net
visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/The-John-Raymond-Project/40948839434
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 1, 2011 - Apr 18, 2011 (75 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A personal thank you from John + a featured single song download + 1 journal entry
Pledge $15 or more
A personal thank you from John + digital copy of the entire album (including liner notes) + 1 journal entry
Pledge $25 or more
A personal thank you from John + digital copy of album (including liner notes) + SIGNED hard copy of the album + 1 journal entry
Pledge $35 or more
Personal thank you + digital AND hard copies of the album + 1 journal entry + exclusive live recording of the CD release show (not to be released to anyone else but you!)
Pledge $50 or more
All the rewards above + the ENTIRE COLLECTION of journal entries (This is the primary way for me to share my reflections on the entire album process with you, hence it's incredibly affordable and the best deal in the entire project!)
Pledge $65 or more
All the rewards above + exclusive photos from the rehearsals and recording sessions (that only YOU will see!)
Pledge $80 or more
All the rewards above + 3 leadsheets of your choice from the compositions on the album (for all the musicians...)
Pledge $100 or more
All the rewards above + 5 leadsheets of your choice from the compositions on the album
Pledge $150 or more
All the rewards above + "The Affections of the Heart in Art" book by Jason Harms (this book has been very influential to me throughout the entire album process)
Pledge $300 or more
All the rewards above + exclusive video footage from the rehearsals and recording sessions, as well as special video interviews with members of the band and others closely involved in the project
Pledge $500 or more
All the rewards above + executive producer credits on the album! (your name will be listed in the liner notes denoting the major supporters of the project)
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the rewards above + Commissioning of a song for the featured guest artist!
Pledge $2,000 or more
All the rewards above + an all-expenses-paid 2-day workshop with John where he will hold masterclasses, private lessons, forum discussions, featured performances - whatever is in your interest! (details can be discussed after the kickstarter campaign ends)
Pledge $3,500 or more
All the rewards above + a trip for you and a guest to New York City for 3 days/2 nights to attend a featured John Raymond Project performance! (airfaire, hotel, dinner with John & his wife Dani included :)