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This project's goal is to fund the 2nd recording project by Dave Sharp's Secret 7. Groove music:a cross between jazz & world music.

Greetings! THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT KICKSTARTER, WHERE YOU  BECOME THE PRODUCER and a PATRON OF THE ARTS!!! We are very excited to begin recording the music we have been working on and collaborating with some excellent musicians! I have been very lucky to meet some amazing musicians from around the US and around the WORLD!!!! This recording project is the culmination of the last 2 years live performances at jazz festivals, concert performances and club dates, and will include collaborations with musicians from around the world, including playback singer PARTHIV GOHIL http://www.parthivgohil.com from Mumbai, India, CHEIKH LO from Senegal http://www.myspace.com/cheikhloofficial.

This Kickstarter Project's goal is to raise funds for the recording, production and promotion of the new Dave Sharp Secret 7 CD, entitled 'WORLDS."  Dave Sharp, Chris Kaercher and Chucho Wilhelm, the three core composers of Secret Seven, have written and recorded demos for the new compositions, and are ready for the recording studio. The success of our first record "7" as well as live festival performances and concert presentations of the "JOURNEY" Concert Series has led Secret Seven to traverse the musical worlds of Africa (Pt1), India (Pt2), New Orleans (Pt3) and the Middle East (pt4 on 5/11/2011.)

We thank you for checking out the project, and for considering a contribution!
LISTEN TO SECRET 7 ONLINE THROUGH THESE LINKS http://www.davesharp.com http://davesharpsecret7.bandcamp.com/track/africanohttp://davesharpsecret7.bandcamp.com/track/chrispy-underground

DAVE SHARP’S SECRET SEVEN is “World Jazz for the Jazz World”
At the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival and Lansing JazzFest, Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven presented their highly praised “Journey to India” concert series, featuring the rich, expressive vocals of Hindustani vocalist Parag Ray. Recipient of the 2010 Critics’ Poll in Jazz Times Magazine, and recognized as World Jazz for the Jazz World, Dave Sharp’s Secret Seven masterfully blends musical, national, and ethnic rhythms and influences from Africa, Asia, the Latin world, blue note jazz, and New Orleans ... leaving audiences in awe. 

REVIEWS OF DAVE SHARP'S SECRET SEVEN DEBUT CD "7"

  • “ blistering hot groove jazz.” -JAZZCHICAGO.NET
  • “kaleidoscopic...serious groover”
    -Jonathan Herrera  BASS PLAYER MAGAZINE
  • "This album is fantastic!" Cheikh Lo -Nonesuch Recording Artist SENEGAL
  • “ a multi-faceted gala or power, warmth and eloquence
    -Glen Astarita ALLABOUTJAZZ.COMhttp://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=35669
  • “Sharp and his Secret Seven group create music that makes you feel goodbut they are also highly capable of exploring more nuanced and reflective places” -Herbie Gamura ERIC NEMEYER’S JAZZ INSIDE NY
  • “...his energy brings an immediacy and freshness to the music.”                                             -Linda Yohn WEMU-FM
  • “...they play infectious and joyous music that does not let up or lose momentum until the final note is played
    -Michael G. Nastos ALLMUSIC.COM
  • “These are songs that make you want to move your feet with tremendous energy, built with intelligence” -MUSICBOOM.IT ITALY
  • NATIONWIDE AIRPLAY FOR DAVE SHARP'S SECRET SEVEN DEBUT CD "7"
  • WWOZ (New Orleans, LA)
  • WHRB (Boston, MA)
  • KANU (Lawrence, KS)
  • KKFI (Kansas City, MO)
  • WBLU (Twin Lakes, MI)
  • WDCB (Chicago, IL)
  • WICR (Indianapolis, IN)
  • WMSE (Milwaukee, WI)
  • WYCE (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • KBCS (Bellevue, WA)
  • KBOO (Portland, OR) 
  • KBCS (Bellevue, WA)
  • KCHO (Chico, CA)
  • KWLC (Decorah, IA)
  • WDCE (Richmond, VA)
  • WMCE (Erie, PA)
  • KSDS (San Diego, CA)
  • KKJZ (Los Angeles, CA)
  • WNMC (Traverse City, MI)
  • WVIA (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • KUNV (Las Vegas, NV) 
  • KUSP (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • KBEM (Minneapolis, MN)
  • KEWU (Cheney, WA)
  • KMUW (Wichita, KS) 
  • KTSU (Houston, TX)
  • WRFG (Atlanta, GA)
  • WEMU (Ypsilanti, MI)
  • KZMU (Moab, UT)
  • WNMC (Traverse City, MI)
  • WICR (Indianapolis, IN) 
  • KMHD (Portland, OR)
  • WYCE (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • WWSP (Stevens Point, WI)
  • KUNM (Albuquerque, NM)

http://davesharpsecret7.bandcamp.com/track/africano
http://davesharpsecret7.bandcamp.com/track/chrispy-underground
http://www.myspace.com/davesharpsecret7
http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/dave-sharp-profile/
http://www.davesharp.com 

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