Classic recordings by the greatest Jazz Artists are being lost. This Kickstarter helps preserve the American art form we call "Jazz".
Classic recordings by the greatest names in "Jazz" are being lost forever almost every day.
”Jazz Friends” has launched this Kickstarter page to help raise money to preserve and promote this truly American art form we call “Jazz”, while we produce the first interactive E Book for Jazz.
Old tapes discovered...Jazz is the treasure...Like an ancient parchment it can crumble...I tell her I can fix it...her eyes get big...her trust is in my hands...she sees me falter.... she tells me she knows a guy...... a guy that can tell us how to get the "Jazz" out of the tape without it turning to dust.......another guy damn......When I met Shelly Liebowitz of SRI Jazz he was excited by my project, "quite a find", "we need to add this work to a retrospective" he thought out loud, "an interactive retrospective" with video, and musical narratives accompanying the written word....this guy was ready...but I wanted to do the project with her.... Then Shelly told me about Kickstarter and how great projects are getting funded.
I was also excited to hear that Shelly had great content that we could add to our product from stars like, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie. You get a taste of whats coming in our project video, and our rewards include CD's of these artists.
Guys this is a great project and so is the lady, we are "Jazz Friends". Let's enrich the world together. Here is a bit about Shelly who has the rights to the music and the production capability to help us achieve our project.
A veteran of more than 35 years in the entertainment industry, Shelly Liebowitz's diversified background allowed him to explore all facets of the music industry including writer, director, record promoter, record producer, and personal manager all leading into an executive career in recording and publishing companies. Additionally Shelly has an exceptional talent in creating extraordinary products that have long lasting impact.
The work will be interactive work consisting of written, spoken, and video narratives, along with digital music. This unique retrospective has been waiting to be served up on today's technology. The content is ideal for the IPAD, and the broader tablet market.
You get to contribute to the work, see the perks and rewards.
By the way even the government endorses me getting to know the lady better: Passed by the 100th Congress of the United States of America Introduced by the Honorable John Conyers Jr..........therefore be it Resolved by the House of Representatives.... that jazz is hereby designated as a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated. http://www.hr57.org/hconres57.html
Here is the full audio sample of "Jeepers Creepers" a rare Billie Holiday treat.
Here is a video sample of a lost Billie Holiday Treat. "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance".
Copyright 2012 SRI Jazz
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on October 4, 2012.
Sep 4, 2012 - Oct 4, 2012 (30 days)
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Free download code for the interactive ebook "Sublime Ecstasy", A Jazz Retrospective. Lost and forgotten recordings with the likes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan, and Dizzy Gillespie.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Free download code above plus your name will appear in "Sublime Ecstasy", A Jazz Retrospective, thanking you for helping to make this project possible.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Everything above plus CD albums of three female artists featured in the interactive book. Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Ella Fitzgerald sings: Flying Home , Lemon Drop, Mr. Paganini, How High The Moon, Old Mother Hubbard, There’s a Small Hotel, Robin’s Nest, As You Desire Me, Thou Swell, Starlit Hour, Sing Song Swing Dizzy Gillespie & Sarah Vaughan present: Rhumbpo Concerto, Study n Soulphony, Three Hearts Love Me Or Leave Me Body And Soul Ooh Pa Pa Dah Cool Ya Koo Billie Holiday is featured in a CD of "Songs and Conversations". Including rare rehearsal takes, we hear the behind the scenes chatter along with her distinct voice.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Everything above plus CD copies of three male artists featured in the interactive book. Louis Armstrong & The Dukes Of Dixieland perform: Some Day You’ll Be Sorry, Washington & Lee Swing, Bye And Bye, Avalon, Sweethearts On Parade, New Orleans, Bourbon Street Parade, South, Dixie, Back O’ Town Blues, Sheik of Araby, That’s A Plenty, Limehouse Blues, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Nat King Cole Trio, performs: If You Can Smile And Say Yes, Miss Thing, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Paper Moon, Scotchin' With The Soda, Stop! The Red Light Is On, Sweet Lorraine, That Ain't Right, This Will Make You Laugh, Yes Sir, That's My Baby. Frank Sinatra is presented with in his youthful NBC days when he preformed on "The Phillip Morris Hour"Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Everything above plus you will receive a printed version of the book, (may be delivered separately). You are also entitled to make a 250 word contribution about Jazz to the book. This contribution will be included in the Jazz "Man on Street" section. Your contribution may be about how Jazz impacted your life, or the life of a loved one. The subject matter may also be about a time you attended a Jazz concert or even met a Jazz luminary. Your words will be included within both the electronic and printed version. May be edited for content.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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You and a friend will be invited to attend a Gala in Los Angeles. Bring your book for signatures from luminaries of the music world.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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I am a professional musician and in addition to everything above I want my recorded cover of a Jazz song included in the e version of "Sublime Ecstasy", in the new artist section.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013