Come be a part of my debut album! This project features my original compositions and arrangements for big band. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 4, 2012.
About this project
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:
Jim Geddes, Justin Kevan, Aaron Hedenstrom, Brian Handeland, Jon Vallejo.
Jeff Walk, Paul Stodolka, Elizabeth Tomlinson, Josh Fuchs.
Joe Hartson, Nick Syman, Jason Marshall, Josh Becker.
Steve Hobert, Brian Claxton, Ken Ge, Courtney Karns.
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!
All download codes will be emailed to you the week our CD release tour begins in Minnesota during the first week in May.
If you order a CD (rather than a download) it should be shipped to you two weeks prior to our CD release tour. (If you have not provided us with your mailing address, we will be in touch regarding how we can get our album to you!)
Pledge $1 or more
A download of one track from "Thought and Memory."Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
A download of the entire album, "Thought and Memory."Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
A copy of the album, shipped to your house two weeks prior to the release.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or more
Free pass to any of the CD release shows in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, or Ohio.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
Commemorative 11X17 copies of Album art by Chicago artist Dan Walden.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)
An original song written for you and recorded by my jazz quartet.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
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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.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
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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.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
It is true what people say about you. You are the coolest person ever!Estimated delivery:
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