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By After Midnight
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About this project

 

Way back in 1997 we started this band with the dream of creating great swing music like the Benny Goodman Sextet.  Over 500 gigs and 7 recordings later we are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years together!

We are ready to celebrate this incredible milestone with a fantastic recording that showcases how far we have come!  We'll play some of our favorite original and cover songs including many that fans have requested over years - like Duke Ellington's Caravan!  Our goal is to create a great project that will set the stage for the next 20 years.

We will record with these amazing musicians: 

Roger Campbell - Clarinet

Rick Weingarten - Vibraphone/Vocals

Mike McCullough - Guitar/Vocals

 

 Bijoux Barbosa - Bass

Jerry Weiss - Piano

Jim Moore - Drums

Over the past several years we have had the distinct pleasure of working with Denver's best entertainer and singer, Lannie Garrett! Last year she was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame for her tremendous accomplishments and fantastic career. We are thrilled and honored that she has agreed to guest star on this project! Look for her on several tracks.

 

Your help is essential to making this project a reality.  CD sales are down across all styles of music.  Spotify and Apple Music are taking a toll on track downloads too.  Meanwhile recording studio and production costs continue to rise.  To get our music out there and create something new, we need to be in the studio.  Any amount you can pledge is greatly appreciated!

Stretch Goal:

If we raise over $6000 we will use the extra money to record some holiday tracks!  Many of our fans have asked about a Christmas CD.  We'll use some extra studio time to jazz up songs like Let It Snow, Sleigh Ride, and Jingle Bells.  How many tracks we record depends on how much this campaign raises.  If we have enough, we'll cut a full CD!  You can make it happen!

Thanks a million for your support!

 

Risks and challenges

Producing a CD is always a challenging endeavor, from rehearsing to recording, mixing to mastering, and production to distribution. Having done 7 CDs (and produced many more with other projects), we feel comfortable we can deliver this CD within budget and in time for Christmas. We are sinking a significant amount of our own money into this project, so we have lots of motivation to get it done right!

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    Download the title track

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    $5 Coupon for our Online Store

    Get $5 off any of our 7 previous CDs when you order by mail by December 31, 2017! Plus get free shipping!

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    Picture of the band

    You'll get an 4 x 6 professional glossy print of the band! Plus you can download the title track from our new CD!

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    Our new CD

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    Your name in the credits

    You will be recognized in the liner notes as a backer of this project! Plus you'll get an autographed copy of our new CD!

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    Flash drive experience

    Get a flash drive with everything about this project - all the digital tracks, pictures from the studio, sheet music, outtakes, and special bonuses! Plus your name will be included in the liner notes and you'll get an autographed copy of our new CD.

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    The full After Midnight CD collection

    Get our new CD plus all 7 of our previous CDs. That's all 8 CDs in one box! Plus you'll receive a flash drive with everything about this project - all the digital tracks, pictures from the studio, sheet music, outtakes, and special bonuses! Plus your name will be included in the liner notes.

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    Attend our studio session

    Join our exclusive Skype video call to watch and listen to part of our recording session! See how it all works behind the scenes. Exact times and dates TBD. Plus you'll receive:
    --Our new CD plus all 7 of our previous CDs. That's all 8 CDs in one box!
    --A flash drive with everything about this project - all the digital tracks, pictures from the studio, sheet music, outtakes, and special bonuses!
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    Record your favorite song

    We will record any song you want! From your original to a favorite oldie, you name it. If it doesn't make it on the final CD, we'll send you a personalized copy of the track.
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    --Our new CD plus all 7 of our previous CDs. That's all 8 CDs in one box!
    --A flash drive with everything about this project - all the digital tracks, pictures from the studio, sheet music, outtakes, and special bonuses!
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    Original song just for you

    We will write and record a jazz song just for you! If it doesn't make it on the final CD, we'll send you a personalized copy of the track with the sheet music.
    Plus you'll receive:
    --Our new CD plus all 7 of our previous CDs. That's all 8 CDs in one box!
    --A flash drive with everything about this project - all the digital tracks, pictures from the studio, sheet music, outtakes, and special bonuses!
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    Corporate Sponsor

    Have your logo printed on the tray card of our new CD plus your web site address in the liner notes with a huge thank you for your support! We'll also acknowledge your support on our web site and Facebook page and at all public gigs for the next year. Plus you'll receive:
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    House concert

    Our sextet will play a private concert in your Denver metro living room for you and your friends!
    Plus you'll receive:
    --Our new CD plus all 7 of our previous CDs. That's all 8 CDs in one box!
    --A flash drive with everything about this project - all the digital tracks, pictures from the studio, sheet music, outtakes, and special bonuses!
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    --A copy of our new CD for up to 50 guests!

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