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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