After over a year of regularly rehearsing and gigging together, Life Size decided it was time to document our music. For those of you that don't know us, we are a multi-national, collective ensemble with what we believe is a unique take on the jazz tradition. We are very proud of this album, and are excited to share it with you!
In order to do that, we need help to pay for mixing, mastering, printing, artwork, and the promotion of the release. We want this record to reach as many ears as possible, expand our fan-base, and open up new avenues for creative exploration for us. To make that happen, this thing has to not only sound good, but be presented as professionally as possible.
Brian Krock is an alto saxophonist and composer from Chicago whose forward-thinking musical approach in New York's jazz and contemporary classical music scenes has earned him an EtM ConEd Composer's Residency, ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, and Manhattan Composition Prize.
Frederick Menzies was born and raised in Copenhagen, started playing piano around age 3 and saxophone at 11. He has been involved with music his whole life, and in addition to playing with Life Size, is currently working with the DR Big Band.
Olli Hirvonen is a Finnish guitarist who dislikes categories and appreciates all kinds of experimentation in music. He is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and has been playing all over the world since 2008.
Dan Rufolo is a pianist, composer, and arranger with a diverse repertoire and a vibrant transmittable energy. His trio album, "Laughter," featuring Rich Perry, garnered much critical acclaim.
Bassist Marty Kenney hails from the frozen tundra of Palmer, Alaska. After finishing studies at the University of Northern Colorado, Kenney has moved operations to New York City, pursuing a masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
Philippe Lemm is originally from Amsterdam, where he quickly became one of the most sought after sidemen of his generation. He was a finalist of the Roland V-Drums Contest and Leidse Jazz Award, as well as winner of the prestigious HSP scholarship.
Risks and challenges
Many of the members of Life Size have released recordings as leaders, so we are well prepared to deal with any eventual pitfalls! Since the recording is already done, there isn't much that could go wrong.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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