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A debut album of jazz infused gospel hymns, songs and originals by New York saxophonist Jordan Pettay.
A debut album of jazz infused gospel hymns, songs and originals by New York saxophonist Jordan Pettay.
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First Fruit(s): “the first produce of a season, especially given as an offering to God.”

I’m thrilled to announce the creation of my first solo album, entitled FIRST FRUIT. It is a musical melding of my life, faith and artistic influences which span jazz, gospel and R&B. This album is my personal response to God’s call “You shall bring the very first of the fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God.” Exodus 23:19

The central themes of First Fruit are gratitude and love. I have selected, arranged and recorded several classic hymns and Christian songs which aim to evoke this spiritual connection. My mission is to uplift listeners, and create an atmosphere for them to connect with God and experience His presence.

I have collaborated with a number of amazing artists in the making of this album, including:

Christian Sands on piano, rhodes, hammond B3, Co-Producer

Luke Sellick on bass

Jimmy Macbride on drums

with Special Guests: Mat Jodrell on trumpet/flugelhorn and Joe McDonough on trombone.

The repertoire includes gospel classics “I Am Thine O Lord", “I Surrender All”, “Are You Washed In The Blood?”; Stylistics’ favorite “You Make Me Feel Brand New” and a number of original compositions written for this album.

In late June we spent a full day recording the material at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, but as you may know, that's just the first step! There are several other components that go into creating the final product and your contributions will go towards:

- Mixing and Mastering

- Printing CDs/Distribution

- Press and Publicity

- Album Artwork

- Licensing

As a thank you for your support I've created a variety of cool rewards with a pre-release digital download of the album at the starting level. Other items include a signed copy of the CD, a First Fruit tote bag, special mention of your name in the album credits, and tickets to the CD release show. There's also a really cool reward item I'm excited about which is the First Fruit Bomber Jacket! Do you like looking hipper-than-a-mug walking down the street? Or perhaps you're already an O.G. but you just want some more swag in your bag - this reward is for you! So check out the right side of the page for the full range of rewards! 

Any amount helps and your contributions will be immensely appreciated and will help bring this album to fruition! Thanks so much for considering being a part of this project and I can't wait to share First Fruit with you all!

Jordan Pettay

Risks and challenges

With any recording project, the physical act of recording is only the first step towards creating the final product. Next steps are mixing/mastering, CD production/distribution, publicity, and there might be unforeseen delays at any point of these that could affect when I get the rewards to you. This is all a part of the process though, and we are shooting for an April 2018 release and should have the rewards to you by then if not before!

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    Digital Download

    You will receive a pre-release digital download of the album! This will also include a digital copy of the album artwork and liner notes.

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    Signed CD

    You will receive a signed copy of First Fruit personally signed by Jordan!

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    2 CD Package

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    The Tote Bag

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    Educational Package

    You will receive a 60-minute private lesson with Jordan (local or via Skype) as well as PDF lead sheets of all the songs featured on First Fruit!

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    The Double Bundle

    2 First Fruit Tote Bags, 2 signed copies of the CD

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    4 'n More

    You will receive 4 signed copies of the CD as well as signed sheet music from the title track "First Fruit"

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    Gift Package

    You will receive 10 signed copies of the First Fruit CD to share with friends and family!

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    THE BOMBER JACKET

    You will receive the *exclusive* First Fruit bomber jacket featuring design elements from the album artwork! Mens and Womens sizes will be available.

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    Your Name in the Album Credits

    You will get a special thank you in the album credits! This also includes a signed copy of the CD, Bomber Jacket, Tote Bag, signed sheet music, and a digital download.

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    VIP Package

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    House Concert

    Jordan will do a private duo concert for you in your home in the local NY area! Everyone in attendance will receive signed copies of the CD (up to 30) and a digital download!

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    House Concert with Full Band

    Jordan will bring her full quartet to perform a private concert in your home! Everyone in attendance will receive a signed copy of the CD (up to 30) and a digital download!

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    Executive Producer

    You will receive Executive Producer credit in the album liner notes for your generous contribution! You will also have access to the mixing sessions, tickets to the CD release, and any of the other rewards!

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