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My ensemble, Nation Of We will be releasing a live CD very soon. I am trying to raise money to pay the musicians on the recording.
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    Receive a signed CD of the project release: Nation Of We: The Business Of Here

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    Receive a signed ticket to any show of mine worldwide (doubles as bookmark, with poem and picture, which you keep).

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    Receive a signed copy of the release presented here and another CD of duos I did with Perry Robinson released on the Drimala label.

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    Have a 1 hour private lesson on trombone (my primary instrument), improvising (any instrument), composition, or beginner lesson on trumpet, clarinet, flute, recorder, alto saxophone in the NYC metro area (60 mile radius).

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    Receive Producer credit in the CD booklet and a signed copy of the CD.

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    Receive an original small (8" x 10") painting (acryllic and/or oil) and Producer credit in CD booklet.

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    Have a 1.5 hour workshop with students at a school or venue of your choice, in improvising, composition or instrumental (trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, recorder, alto saxophone) in the NYC metropolitan area (60 mile radius). I am a teaching artist in the NYC public school system with 12 years experience in public schools. Can include Q&A on the music business or any related music topics.

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    Receive an original medium (13.5" x 19.5") painting (acryllic and/or oil) and Producer credit in CD booklet.

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    Receive Executive Producer credit in the CD booklet and signed copy of the CD.

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    I will record 3 tracks as a sideman for your CD (in NYC metro area, 60 mile radius unless you provide transportation to a more distant location).

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    Receive an original large painting ( 24” x 32”, acryllics and/or oil) Executive Producer credit in CD booklet and signed copy of CD.

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    I will write an original piece of music for your project.

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    I will perform on your whole recording (in NYC metro area, 60 mile radius unless you provide transportation to a more distant location).

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    Receive 2 large paintings, signed CD, Special Friend of Nation Of We credit on CD, bookmark, free admission to any live performance in the world of mine for 3 years.

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    Have Nation of We perform at your venue (60 mile radius).

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- (45 days)