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We have been organizing the the Red Hook Jazz Festival in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY for the past four years. We have had some of the gr

Modern & Experimental Jazz, Trad, Post bop, Funk & Beyond...  We have been organizing the the Red Hook Jazz Festival in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY for the past four years.  We have had some of the greatest upcoming jazz musicians to perform at the festival which has an audience of around 300 per show;  Thus far we have organized this festival without any funding.   Because of this we always fall short in resources to pay these great musicians what they really truly deserve.  We have additional expenses like the sound system, the stage, equipment and flyers that we also need to raise money to pay for.  Additional revenue is needed to enhance our outreach efforts, professionalize this two day festival which brings together many families and exposes children (who attend for free accompanied by an adult) to one of the greatest American inventions-- Jazz

Our rewards represent what we think our backers will love - music! and of course being thanked for their generosity.  Big thanks to our performers at the RHJF 2012 shows - through their generosity we are able to offer fantastic music to our backers. The rewards include being put on the guest list for one or both of the show dates, free CDs, a gorgeous book of photography all about Red Hook, where we live and work and present this great music, and more. 

For instance - for $15 you'll be thanked in our Red Hook Jazz Festival program as a backer of the concerts and receive a thank you card from the producers of the show with a beautiful image from our poster or maybe a surprise photo from this year's shows!  Every backer who gives $15 or more will get those rewards and for $20, $35, $40 and up there are tickets, free music and more.

At $80 we're offering the "Mostly Other People Do the Killing" package - 2 free tickets to the RHJF 2012 shows, plus all four of MOPDTK's studio albums, and more. For $100 we're offering free tickets to both dates, and the Red Hook Jazz Festival package with six CDs from great bands playing the festival this year. Thanks to SPOKE, Nick Gianni's Evolution, Rick Parker, Mike Baggetta, Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Max Johnson and Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, we can offer rewards at every level.

Past performers at the Red Hook Jazz Festival have included: Oscar Noriega, Kirk Knuffke, Jonathan Goldberger, Jeff Davis, Michael Atias, James Carney, Stephane Wremble, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock,Tony Malaby, Chris Lightcap, Dan Weiss,  Chris Lightcap, Chris Cheek, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver, Todd Sickafoose, Mike Gamble, John Ellis, Ralph Alessi, Dan Loomis, Alan Ferber, Ches Smith, Marco Cappelli, Ben Perwosky, Paul Kogut, Sheryl Bailey, Nick Gianni, On Davis, Dave Sewelson and many, many others...

In the setting of the beautiful Urban Meadow on President Street - all our efforts and any money raised go to directly to the musicians and to necessary equipment for the shows. (The Urban Meadow is located at the intersection of VanBrunt and President Streets in Red Hook)

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    You'll be thanked and listed as a backer of the Red Hook Jazz Festival on the show's program and will receive a signed thank you card with a beautiful image from either the RHJF 2012 poster or maybe a new photo from one of the shows! NOTE: All pledge amounts of $15 or more below will receive this reward.

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    You will receive the first full length studio album from Nick Gianni's Evolution - featuring Nick Gianni and the always fabulous On Ka'a Davis. Nick Gianni's Evolution will be appearing at the RHJF 2012 on June 10! PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program and the thank you card.

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    You will receive SPOKE's latest CD "Succinct". SPOKE is appearing at the RHJF on June 17! Featuring Dan Loomis, Andy Hunter, Danny Fischer and Justin Wood. PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program and the thank you card.

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    Free ticket to one of the dates.

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    You will be on the guest list for one RHJF 2012 show of your choice. And, you will receive a copy of the CD of the first full length studio album from Nick Gianni's Evolution - featuring Nick Gianni and the always fabulous On Ka'a Davis. Nick Gianni's Evolution will be appearing at the RHJF 2012 on June 10! ! PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    You will be on the guest list for one RHJF 2012 show of your choice. And, you will receive SPOKE's latest CD "Succinct". SPOKE is appearing at the RHJF on June 17! Featuring Dan Loomis, Andy Hunter, Danny Fischer and Justin Wood. PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    You will be on the guest list for one RHJF 2012 show of your choice. And, you will receive the "New York Gravity", CD from Rick Parker, who is appearing at the RHJF on June 17! PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    Free ticket to both dates.

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    Your choice - One person on the guest list for both RHJF 2012 dates, or you and friend on the guest list for one date. PLUS - A CD from the Mike Baggetta Quartet "Small Spaces". Mike Baggetta will be appearing at the RHJF June 17! PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    Your choice - One person on the guest list for both RHJF 2012 dates, or you and friend on the guest list for one date. PLUS - A CD from Max Johnson "Quartet"- Max is opening the RHJF on June 10! PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    Your choice - One person on the guest list for both RHJF 2012 dates, or you and friend on the guest list for one date. PLUS - A CD from Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, which are set to play the RHJF on June 10. If you love jazz and you love Bjork you'll be blown away by Bjorkestra's amazing big band! PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    4 backers

    Free ticket to one of the dates and a beautiful limited edition photography book of Red Hook created by the well-known local Brooklyn "Urban Landscape" photographer Thomas Rupolo.

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    The Mostly Other People Do The Killing Package: 1) Your choice - One person on the guest list for both RHJF 2012 dates, or you and friend on the guest list for one date. 2) PLUS - ALL FOUR studio albums from Mostly Other People Do The Killing - "Mostly Other People Do The Killing", "Shamokin!!!", "This Is Our Moosic", and "Forty Fort" (Look to the left to hear some songs from this amazing group). The personnel from MOPDTK will be at the RHJF on June 10 as Hot Cup Chili Pepper, with three additional players. PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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    5 backers

    Super cool Urban Meadow T-Shirt, a ticket to both of the dates, and the book of Red Hook photography.

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    The Red Hook Jazz Festival Package: 1) Your choice - One person on the guest list for both RHJF 2012 dates, or you and friend on the guest list for one date. 2) PLUS - One CD each from six groups playing the RHJF this year: SPOKE, Nick Gianni, Mike Baggetta Quartet, Rick Parker, Max Johnson and Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra. 3) A t-shirt from the Urban Meadow, PLUS, you'll be thanked and listed as a backer on the RHJF program, and get the thank you card.

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