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Hello Friends, Family, and Fans of good music!

I am working on the release of my second album, titled ‘The Keeper’.   I recorded this album in early November, 2011, at Emerson College in Boston.  It contains eight original compositions and three arrangements written over the past two years - inspired by wonderful people I have known, things I respect and artwork that I admire.  I was so fortunate to collaborate with incredibly talented musicians on this project – Takeshi Ohbayaski on piano, Max Moran on bass, Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums, and Darren Barrett on trumpet  - all of them friends I have met while studying at Berklee College of Music.  I am so lucky to have been surrounded by creative and inspiring teachers and peers.   My respect for their talents and my gratitude for their involvement are tremendous.

Music is about sharing and spreading joy to the community of the world.  A quote that has always stuck with me is, “You can’t keep it unless you give it away”, shared by my teacher in Oregon, Thara Memory.  I am a firm believer in the power of music and its ability to impact social change worldwide.  I am very excited to share this music, but it can’t be brought to life without your support – dear friends, family, and music lovers everywhere.

In return for your pledge, I promise to give back in return  - and I will be forever grateful for your kindness and generosity.  You can choose to participate in a variety of ways – from advanced digital downloads to private house concerts.  Any and all levels of support are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your consideration.  I hope to be sharing this music with the world very soon.

Love, 

Hailey

P.S. If you donate from outside the U.S. and would consider adding a little bit extra to cover shipping costs, it would be doubly-helpful! Thank you.

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    An early-release digital download of “The Keeper”. With great appreciation I “Thank you”, every advanced purchase really helps.

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    An autographed copy of the physical CD, and an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”. Shipping included.

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    An autographed copy of “The Keeper” and debut CD “Confeddie”, as well as an early-release digital download of the new album.

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    A DVD of highlights from past performances, an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    3 autographed copies of “The Keeper”, one for you and two for your friends. As well as a signed and personalized copy of the sheet music to any original composition of mine of your choice. You can decide after you’ve heard your early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    Find out the “story” behind the music. Each of my originals was written in inspiration by someone or something. The stories will be displayed on printed paper of the album artwork, painted by Andrea Millen. This package also includes an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie”, as well as the DVD highlighting past performance, and an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”

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    A 1-hour skype saxophone lesson, concert, or just talk. An autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    3 autographed copies of “The Keeper”, DVD of past performances, autographed copy of “Confeddie”, as well as a signed and personalized copy of the sheet music to any original composition of mine of your choice, the “story” behind the music, as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    2 VIP tickets to the CD release party either in Portland, OR, New Orleans, LA, or New York City, NY, dates TBA, includes a drink with me before or after the show! Plus an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    A print of the original album artwork cover. Photography by Kaitlin Dale, artwork by Andrea Millen. An autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    I will record a cover song of your choice! You will receive a copy of the recording and it will be uploaded to YouTube dedicated to you. This includes an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    I will write and record a song just for you! In dedication to yourself, someone you love, or something that inspires you like a piece of artwork or poem. We can brainstorm together! You will receive a copy of the recording and it will be uploaded to YouTube dedicated to you. This also includes an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    A duo house concert with me and your choice of piano, bass, guitar, or drums. Show to be arranged on a mutually agreeable date. If the location is more than a 2 and a half hour drive from NYC, Boston, or Portland, Oregon, I ask that you cover airfare and overnight accommodations. This also includes an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”. **note: For Portland location, date would need to coincide with Summer West Coast Tour, dates TBA

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    The original 30 x 30in canvas mockup artwork for the album. Photography by Kaitlin Dale, artwork by Andrea Millen. This is a completely original piece of art and you will be one of the few to see it! This piece was not used as the cover artwork but simple to get our creative juices flowing and looks very similar to the album artwork used, but unique in its own way. Shipping not included. Also you will receive an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    The original 30 x 30in canvas artwork for the album. This is the real deal artwork used for the cover of the album. Photography by Kaitlin Dale, artwork by Andrea Millen. These are two of the most creatively artistic women I know, you will enjoy seeing this on your wall everyday! Shipping not included. You will also receive an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    My second saxophone! Yamaha Custom Z in great condition. Shipping not included. You will also receive an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”.

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    A private house concert with the Hailey Niswanger Quartet for you and your friends! Show to be arranged on a mutually agreeable date. If the location is more than a 2 and a half hour drive from NYC, Boston, or Portland, Oregon, I ask that you cover airfare and overnight accommodations. This also includes an autographed copy of “The Keeper” and “Confeddie” as well as an early-release digital download of “The Keeper”. **note: For Portland location, date would need to coincide with Summer West Coast Tour, dates TBA

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    Be my executive producer! Limited time offer, if you want your name listed on the CD, donation will need to be made by March 7th.

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