Be a part of Manuel Valera's THE NEW CUBAN EXPRESS' first album!!
very excited about my newest project THE NEW CUBAN EXPRESS. Even though I have done many projects
in the past and a number of records as a leader, this is the first time that I
have a project that focuses mostly on Cuban music. I took about a three-year hiatus from leading my own bands in
order to go on the road as a sideman with other artists. I'm very thankful for than opportunity and I learned a lot. I knew there would be a time when I had to get back to my own projects and music,
and that time is now.
New Cuban Express features some of my favorite musicians in the NYC scene. I've
had the pleasure of working with them since I got to NYC 11 years ago in
different contexts, and they've always inspired me. The members of The New Cuban
Express are Yosvany Terry on saxophones and chekere, John Benitez on bass, Tom Guarna on guitar, Mauricio Herrera on percussion and Eric Doob on
drums. As a
"working band" and we have been able to perform the repertoire at
length before going in the studio. This group performs regularly around NYC and the North
East, so catch us live if you can!!
very glad to have found Kickstarter because the bottom line is that we need
financial help!! Unfortunately we need about $9000 in order to finish our debut album. These funds will go to mixing, mastering, duplication and promotion of the record! Your very special contributions--whether $1 or $3000--will be immensely appreciated and will help pay for musician, studio, mixing, mastering, CD reproduction and publicity. We will be very grateful if you decide to back this
project and help us reach the finish line.
There are cool rewards, including lessons, performances, Charts, Music Minus ones, etc.
Also, If we don't reach our goal then we won't get any of the funding (of course your credit card will not be charged by Kickstarter either). So, help us spread the word!!!
Please make your contribution by clicking the green button.
Come on board a be a part of the journey!!