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I'm going to record a new solo record that blends Jazz and Tango musics. This will be my first release including original compositions
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Hi there.  I'm Mark Lowrey.  I play piano and have for a little while.  It's kind of my favorite thing.  I mostly play jazz music, but am influenced by lots of different music.

  Some years ago, I was able to join a group called Tango Lorca.  We played Argentine tango music by composers like Astor Piazolla, Osvaldo Pugliese, Brad Cox and many others.  Eventually we got to play at the Argentine Consulate in NY, where we took 2nd in an international chamber music contest.

  This music is so beautiful to me.  It has changed the way I improvise in jazz music.  What I want is to record an album that is a representation of my love for American jazz and Passion for Argentine tango.  The working title is 18th Street Tangos.  18th street is a very culturally significant stretch of the city, from the art galleries in the crossroads to the 18th and Vine jazz district.  (let's not forget Aurthur Bryant's BBQ on 18th and Brooklyn)  It is one of my favorite streets in the world. (ok, Las Ramblas in Barcelona isn't bad either)

  My first solo piano CD was recorded live at Jardines Jazz club in Kansas City, and the ticket sales for the event helped cover post production costs.  The project I'm working on now will be a studio album, so I've started this kickstarter as a means of getting it off the ground with allowing pre-orders and other incentives for support.  Thanks for your consideration!

Cheers,

Mark Lowrey

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    This will secure your own copy of 18th Street Tangos. Pre-ordering the CD will really help make this project possible! Remember that there is no limit to the amount of pre-ordered CDs. Not a bad gift idea, eh?

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    How about a copy of the CD and a signed 11"x17" poster? Thanks for the support!

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    Wow thanks! For you: a CD, signed poster and a ticket to my CD release concert in August.

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    Date night? I'm happy to reserve 2 tickets to the release concert, a poster for you and a CD for both you and your companion.

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    You and 3 friends will have tickets to the CD release concert. You'll also receive a copy of the CD each and a signed 11"x17" poster just for you. Thanks so much!

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    That is some serious support, my friend. On this level, I am happy to give you 4 tickets to the release concert, 4 copies of the CD, and a signed poster. I will also thank you in the liner notes of the CD. Be immortalized!

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    Whoa! I don't know what to say. Live in the KC Metro area? Like to throw parties? Well you just bought 2 hours of solo piano entertainment. (subject to availability) I'll bring you 4 copies of the new CD that you can give to a few guests. Thanks so much!

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    You sir/ma'am, are now an executive producer. I invite you to come into the studio to watch some of the recording process. You will be mentioned in the liner notes with your fancy new title. 4 tickets to the CD release concert and a signed poster are included. Oh yeah, and I'll give you the CD before it is released! Thanks so much for the substantial contribution.

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