Marva Scott's Christmas Album, JOY!
UPDATE- Please use our new URL, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1131036698/marva-scotts-new-christmas-album-joy
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.
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.
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.
Alan Abrahams is a five-time Grammy nominee.
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.
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.
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
- Recording Studio Time
- 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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