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About this project

The simple desire to record, and create a joyful Christmas sound, makes this project a complete180 from my usual work.

You may know about my popular and long running Las Vegas tribute shows over which we had virtually NO creative control.

Backstage in Las Vegas with "madonna", "bette midler" & "ray charles". That's me..."diana ross".
Backstage in Las Vegas with "madonna", "bette midler" & "ray charles". That's me..."diana ross".

Through the years I've performed over 10,000 shows in Las Vegas and in some of the top venues around the world.

I studied acting at Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.

 

the "supremes"
the "supremes"

 

Tribute to "the hardest working lady in showbusiness"
Tribute to "the hardest working lady in showbusiness"

 

Whoopi, before the daytime talk show
Whoopi, before the daytime talk show

Whew!

I guess it's never enough, because when I run into pals they always ask me the same thing…"what are you doing these days?" Well THIS is what I'm doing. I'm headed to the studio to record my first Christmas CD entitled, JOY. It will be a powerful sound created for all to enjoy this Christmas, and for years to come. With you as a partner, this will be the moment I make my place in the world of Christmas music (and re-invent myself as recording artist) with the jazzy Christmas sound of "JOY" .

Along with a group of some of the best studio musicians in the world, I get the privilege of working under the supervision of two great producers, Les McCann and Alan Abrahams.

Am I dreaming? I'll be singing songs like : I'll Be Home For Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and a special vocal duet with Les McCann, Baby It's Cold Outside.

Mr. Les McCann
Mr. Les McCann

Alan Abrahams is a five-time Grammy nominee.

Alan V. Abrahams
Alan V. Abrahams

Mr. Abrahams has produced over seventy albums and assisted in the success of such artists as Hall & Oates, and Joan Baez. He's worked with Dolly Parton, The Memphis Horns, The Blind Boys of Alabama and 14 Gospel albums that topped the Billboard charts.

Alanabrahams.com

Let's make a bit of history together. I hope you'll join me in this new beginning and come along for the journey. Only the best of the best will be involved in the production of this recording project. We've been in development for over a year. My career until now has been one of big glitzy stage productions, but if our funding is reached, this is the reinvention of Marva. From production show singer to recording artist.

The Real Marva Scott
The Real Marva Scott

This is to introduce the voice of Marva Scott to the international jazz community. It is both validation and at the same time, a huge thrust toward a major career move. Join us for this next phase of my career…where my own voice and personal style shine through in a "party-ready" CD filled with hope, love, joy and all your timeless holiday favorites.

I have already raised $30,000.00. The cost of bringing this dream project to life is $55,000. We are more than 50% funded already, but our fundraising timeline has been accelerated due to the production calendar. I am seeking to raise $25,000.

FUNDS WILL BE DISPERSED AS FOLLOWS

  • Producers
  • Recording Studio Time
  • Cartage
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Musicians
  • Singers
  • Artwork
  • Photography
  • Pressing
  • Catering
  • Travel & Accommodations
  • Website design and hosting
  • 10% contingency

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES
We will be working with some of the greatest studio musicians in Los Angeles. In a world class facility. This project is being handled by seasoned professionals and some of the best people in their field, so we do not expect any surprises. To assure the success of this project I have been blessed with the assistance of these "heavy hitting" professionals. People who posess the correct skills and network to move my project forward.
I already have agreements with my partners regarding costs if the project goes ahead and don't expect anything but a polished world class product delivered within budget and on time. To be completely transparent we have a fully worked out budget, and are happy to send this to you on request.
The only real risks are that we will not hit our goal while we're all healthy and happy, and in addition, time is not on our side. Mr. Les McCann at 80 yrs. old, suffered a minor stroke years ago, and prefers not to do as many public performances as before. Since then he has happily focused on his painting, writing and producing a few select artists. In any event, I am confident that enough people will get behind this project and help me create this rich and powerful music in a timely manner.

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    INSPIRE

    Here are your choices for participation as an associate producer. Choose your preferred commitment level to "Joy".

    At the $100 level you will receive
    (in addition to my love and eternal thanks) a special Thank You note signed by Les McCann and myself.
    A digital EP emailed to you prior to the general release
    You will also gain entrance to the best ever CD release party, ever.

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    BELIEVE

    At the $200 level you will receive
    A digital EP emailed to you prior to the general release and a special Thank You note plus a personally signed CD from Les McCann and Marva Scott
    Two seats at the best ever CD release party held in Scottsdale AZ!

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    ILLUMINATE

    At the $300 level you will receive
    A digital EP emailed to you prior to the general release.
    A special Thank You note from us to you
    A personally signed CD from Les McCann and yours truly.
    And for when you're feelin' blue, I, Marva Scott will cover your favorite "cheer up" song (acapella, or with guitar or piano), to play on rainy days, lonely nights, or any other time you may need a pick-me-up. Available in your choice of Mp3 or CD.
    An invitation to the CD release party in Scottsdale for you and a guest

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    DREAM

    At the $400 level you will receive
    A digital EP emailed to you prior to the general release.
    In addition to my love, and eternal thanks, a special Thank You note signed by Les McCann and myself
    Of course, you HAVE heard of the legendary culinary skills of Miss Marva Scott!
    At the $400 level, Miss Marva will arrive at your home in splendid beautiful attire and prepare her special garlic shrimp and pasta for the dining pleasure of you and a guest. Mmm Mmm! Ships anywhere within 100 miles of Phoenix, Arizona (but, will travel further if you kindly cover the expense).
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    CELEBRATE

    At the $5000 level you will receive
    A digital EP emailed to you prior to the general release
    An autographed copy of the new book from Les McCann, "Invitation to Openness, the book" featuring the personal photos of fellow performers taken by Les McCann through the years.
    A living room concert featuring jazz singer, Marva Scott, accompanied by electric keyboard or acoustic guitar in the comfort your home (or the location of your choice) for you and your guests during the month of December 2017. This reward goes to within a 100 mile radius of Phoenix. and we are happy to travel further when you kindly cover the travel expense.
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    THE CIRCLE OF JOY BAND

    I created this special category for the wonderful musicians I've had the pleasure of working with in the Phoenix/Scottsdale and surrounding areas. I think $9,999.00 would be lovely, but really? I offer you my undying appreciation at whatever Reward level you may choose.
    In addition to rewards at your chosen level, The Circle of Joy musicians will receive the charts from the L.A. studio sessions printed on archive quality paper and signed by Les McCann and myself. The songs from the CD will be performed live by our "Circle Of Joy"band at the release party jam session. With Mr. Les McCann in attendance as guest of honor for the occasion. And, again, I thank you all in advance for your everything. When I say I couldn't do it without you, I mean it. Whether you give financially or send prayers, they both matter.
    Let's do this!

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    HARK, YOU HERALD ANGEL, YOU!

    At the $10,000 reward level, your name will be listed in the liner notes as an executive producer . Yes in a matter of days you'll get your name in lights right up there along side of jazz giant Les McCann, hit producer Alan Abrahams, and me, the marvelous Marva Scott!
    you'll receive a digital EP emailed to you prior to the general release and an autographed copy of the new book from Les McCann, "Invitation to Openness, the book" featuring the personal candid photos of fellow performers (such as Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Tina Turner and more) taken by Les McCann through the years.
    How would you like a one hour living room Chritmas concert featuring jazz singer, Marva Scott, accompanied by electric keyboard or acoustic guitar in the comfort your home (or the location of your choice) for you and your guests during the month of December 2017? Done!
    Entre` to our exclusive CD release party in Scottsdale, AZ for you and your guest

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Funding period

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