Trumpeter Farnell Newton, Husband, Father of 4 beautiful daughters & Professor . Raising funds to produce my debut CD "Class Is Now In Session"
My name is Farnell Newton, and I am an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Portland State University and run a high school jazz youth program (PDX Jazz Project) on the weekends (www.pdxjazzproject.com). I am also a busy father of four beautiful daughters, with a fifth child on the way. I have recorded and worked with so many great artists and bands and truly believe that it is my time to be heard through the recording I am working on. This project is my debut CD titled Class is Now in Session. I am passionate about putting this record out, and I need your help.
I am an independent artist, which means that I enjoy the benefit of creative freedom, but it is very tough to find backing funds in order to produce new music and CDs. My goal is to raise $5,000 for this project. The money will go to recording, producing, mastering, distribution, and printing of CDs. It will also contribute to the expenses of artwork, promotion, and much more.
The deadline to raise the $5,000 is Dec 15th, 2010. You will only be charged your pledge if the full amount has been raised by that time. Until then, I will stay in touch with updates and will include some song mixes so that you can get a taste of what’s coming on this CD.
The amount you give isn't disclosed publicly, and any amount helps move the project closer to the goal. I'll follow up with each of you after we meet our goal and deadline (I know we can!) to get additional information from you, like shirt sizes, mailing addresses, your crediting or anonymous preference (everyone has the option of being thanked on my website). We'll work all those details out in the end if/when the project is funded.
One more thing, please help me get the word out about this project and encourage others to help fund this CD. Let’s do this and create something amazing together! Supporting the arts and this project not only benefits me but the independent music community at large!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Nov 5, 2010 - Dec 15, 2010
Pledge $10 or more
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Pre-release digital download of record. You can have Farnell Newton's "Class Is Now In Session" on your iPod (or MP3 player of your preference) "as long as you promise not to share it."
Pledge $20 or more
CD PRE-ORDER: Autographed copy of the new CD shipped to you before the official release date.
Pledge $40 or more
2 FOR 1 DEAL: Will recieve the CD PRE-ORDER and a autographed copy of "Sense of Direction" which was co-released in 2006 by pianst Marcus Reynolds & myself.
Pledge $75 or more
SHIRT PACKAGE: All of the above plus… and a custom T-Shirt that is exclusively made for the backers of this package for "Class Is Now In Session"
Pledge $100 or more
COFFEE TABLE SPECIAL: All of the above plus…and a photo book of pictures from the making of "Class Is Now In Session"
Pledge $200 or more
STICKS & STONES ACCESSORIES: select this reward and not only would you get All of the above rewards plus the COFFEE TABLE SPECIAL but you can go to www.yeahwewood.com and select your favorite ring and you will receive it with your other items. "I will need your ring size"
Pledge $250 or more
FRAMED: All of the above plus…and a custom-framed commemorative plaque
Pledge $500 or more
ALBUM CREDIT: All of the above plus… and Your name will be listed as a Backer in the album credits and on the offical website!
Pledge $1,000 or more
NAME THAT TUNE: All of the above plus…and name an untitled tune for the record! We'll send you an MP3, you listen carefully and you give it the perfect title. Your name would be listed on the record for naming that great tune.
Pledge $2,000 or more
HOUSE PARTY: All of the above plus… A private concert at your home or wherever (Limited to Oregon & Washington State Residents!)