FBJO SUMMER 2011: 32 shows in 8 states, (37.5% of which are free!), kids workshops, benefit performances, a new CD... same great music!
Hello from New York City!
After last summer's successful Kickstarter campaign which launched the Fatum Brothers' Jazz Orchestra's first record "Here To Say!" and helped fund the entire 15-piece band's CD Release tour across California, the question that loomed in everyone's minds was "what next?"
Well, in the spirit of reaching for the moon and continuing the creation of incredible music that has consistently proven to connect performers, audiences, and communities, here's what we ended up with in 2011: 28 consecutive days on the road, 32 performances (almost 40% of which are free to the public!), a "jazz for young people...by young people" workshop for Chicago Public School's students at Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's "Music Alive" Summer Camp, a benefit performance for Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services of Columbus, Georgia, milestone performances at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City, and the internationally recognized Chicago Jazz Festival, and the recording of our next CD "FBJO Live at the Jazz Showcase," during nine sets between July 28th - 31st!
Supporting this project will do two things. The first thing it will do is help us cover all the expenses (gas, plane tickets, meals, recording equipment, CD production, musician labor, new compositions, etc) that go into funding a working 15-piece big band! This was the same as last year's KickStarter project goal.
What's different about this year's project is that we also hope to better our community at the same time. That's why this year's KickStarter awards not only support the FBJO, but they also give back to junior high and high school aged young musicians as identified by the Jazz Institute of Chicago and more! That means CDs, new music charts, and workshops at Chicago-land schools as early as September, 2011.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 2, 2011 - Jul 30, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Postcard from New York City, Rehoboth Beach (DE), Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Columbus (GA), Jacksonville, or Sarasota (FL) from a band member.
Pledge $20 or more
Not only will we send you a copy of our next album "FBJO, Live at the Jazz Showcase," (to be recorded between July 28th - 31st of this summer), but we will send an additional album to a hungry young music student identified by the Jazz Institute of Chicago!
Pledge $50 or more
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An invitation to the FBJO fundraiser event on Saturday July 30th, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Jazz Showcase, which will include food and fun with the whole band before the nights' 8:00pm set! (Reservation and $20 ticket to first set at 8pm included).
Pledge $75 or more
The FBJO will donate a gift of new music: an original jazz big band chart composed by one of its many talented musicians to a junior high, high school, or extra-curricular jazz music program (as identified by the Jazz Institute of Chicago).
Pledge $100 or more
Not only will we send you a copy of our next album "FBJO, Live at the Jazz Showcase," (to be recorded between July 28th - 31st of this summer) as well as an autographed photo of the band, but we will send an additional 10 albums to a jazz program as identified by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
Pledge $500 or more
Your donation will pay for a portion of the costs for the band to do an in-school workshop with a Chicago-land area high school or junior high school jazz band while in town for the Chicago Jazz Festival (September 1st & 2nd).
Pledge $1,000 or more
The benefactor award: help pay for the cost of having the FBJO do workshops at Harvey Middle School and other schools, a donation of a big band chart by an FBJO composer and 10 CD's to a middle school or high school, all for school(s) identified by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. We will also send you an autographed CD of "FBJO Live @ The Jazz Showcase," when it is released and an autographed photo of the band.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Spend a weekend for two in New York City from August 12th - 15th. The Yankees are in town, Central Park is beautiful, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art is exactly where we left it. Catch the FBJO live for Sunday brunch at the swanky Blue Note Jazz Club on the 14th as a guest of the Fatum Brothers, then join the band that night for drinks and dinner at one of the Fatum Brothers’ favorite restaurants. Included: Hotel, Blue Note tickets, and dinner with the band. Not included: flight.
Pledge $4,000 or more
The FBJO will perform for your private event in the summer of 2012 as part of it's third tour, or in Chicago, the weekend of September 1-5th.