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By Steve Weisberg
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About

Hi!

My name is Steve Weisberg and I have an orchestra. I describe it as a 17 piece variety show orchestra because there isn’t a style of music we won’t play.

The last and only professional release under my own name was in 1985 . It was produced by my musical idols and mentors Carla Bley and Steve Swallow for the Watt division of ECM records. There are some amazing legendary musicians that I am indebted to for their participation…. And sadly some are no longer with us. It was an incredible experience and I am humbled that I had that opportunity to work with some of these musical giants.

I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign to record a new release as this will be the 30th anniversary of the Steve Weisberg Orchestra as a performing entity.

Jill Sobule & Petra Haden Nov.2017
Jill Sobule & Petra Haden Nov.2017

I have many videos from the shows we’ve done, but no proper studio recordings, so its about time we make that happen….but I can’t do it without you, thus...Kickstarter campaign! I believe the musicians should be compensated properly to be recorded, and there are a lot of them…and if you add the cost of studio time at a studio large enough to record everyone at once, plus mixing, mastering, and physical product costs…it adds up to quite a lot.

So here’s the deal….I need to raise at least 40K to make this recording the proper way…however, I have worked with some amazing artists over the years who I would love to include in this project, and their expenses can run deep. So anything that exceeds the 40K means that I can make an even grander recording that can include some of the marquee talent I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years….and some that I want to work with but haven’t had the opportunity yet.

So ideally, I’d love to raise 100K…..but, who wouldn’t?

BØRNS with the orchestra Nov. 2017
BØRNS with the orchestra Nov. 2017

If you are one the top tier donors, than you are most welcome to be at the recording sessions, because you will be a credited producer on the project.

If you are familiar with the band and have seen us before, then you know what a unique special group this is, and I appreciate you coming out again and again to our shows. If you are less familiar with what we do, take a look at the demo reel and get an idea of the potential of this future release.

I’ve been really fortunate to have some of the top musicians in LA…and the world…play with the orchestra, often below their pay rate. Its time to capture that lightning in a bottle and pay them what they deserve …and If enough funds are raised, then I can also include some of the NYC alumni.

Please check out the pledge options…they start at $15.00 for a download and go all the way up to producer status. I can’t wait to get started recording, and I can’t wait for you to hear it!

Thanks…and hope to see you in the studio!

For more bio info and a partial list of potential guests for the recording:

SWOrchestra.com

or

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Weisberg

for demo reel of the orchestra: 

Risks and challenges

Having been a producer (e.g. Howard Tate: Portrait of Howard), I am very familiar with the many different aspects of pre and post production in the recording process. I have some Grammy winning allies who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help to get this project the attention it deserves...your investment/donation/participation is in good hands!

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