Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Come be a part of my debut album! This project features my original compositions and arrangements for big band.
Come be a part of my debut album! This project features my original compositions and arrangements for big band.
62 backers pledged $2,672 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Keith Karns Big Band Debut Album: Thought and Memory project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$2,672

62

Keith Karns Big Band: Thought and Memory

Hi, my name is Keith Karns, composer, trumpet player and band leader for the Keith Karns Big Band.

Right now I’m in the process of releasing my first album and I am asking for your support through Kickstarter to help make it happen.

Jazz is all about collaboration and this record was made possible through collaboration with some of the best musicians from the Midwest and across the country.

We were fortunate enough to all get in the studio last spring. What came out of that session was some of the most exciting music I have ever been involved with.

Some of the musicians you will hear on this record are:

Saxophones

Jim Geddes, Justin Kevan, Aaron Hedenstrom, Brian Handeland, Jon Vallejo.

Trumpets

Jeff Walk, Paul Stodolka, Elizabeth Tomlinson, Josh Fuchs.

Trombones

Joe Hartson, Nick Syman, Jason Marshall, Josh Becker.

Rhythm

Steve Hobert, Brian Claxton, Ken Ge, Courtney Karns.

Production

Keith Karns, Carl Schroeder, Daniel Walden.

Your support will go towards:

  • Royalty fees
  • CD replication
  • Disc mastering

All of which must be financed before we can release this project!

For more information about me or my band and updates about the new album and our CD release tour, you can check out my website at www.keithkarnsmusic.com, follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keithkarnsmusic, or on twitter at www.twitter.com/keithkarns. All photography courtesy of Steve Kriesel and www.torpedobags.com/

Thank you so much for watching and taking the time to listen. I truly appreciate your support! 

Keith

FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A download of one track from "Thought and Memory."

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A download of the entire album, "Thought and Memory."

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A copy of the album, shipped to your house two weeks prior to the release.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Free pass to any of the CD release shows in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, or Ohio.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Commemorative 11X17 copies of Album art by Chicago artist Dan Walden.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    An original song written for you and recorded by my jazz quartet.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    My quartet will perform a two set engagement at a private party or other function of your choosing. (Travel compensation applies if more than 50 miles from Bloomington, Indiana or does not coincide with my current tour schedule.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    An original composition for big band composed for you and debuted on our CD release tour. (A recording of the work and score are also included.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    It is true what people say about you. You are the coolest person ever!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (49 days)