Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 19, 2012.

Update #7

Jamie Baum Kickstarter Backer Update

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Dear Awesome, Generous Backers! 

 As you might have heard by now, WE MADE IT! Of course, I could not have done it with out you and all of your generous pledges...but what made it an amazing ride was the support, excitement and encouragement I received. So many of you really extended yourself - whether by pledging, even if money was tight; spreading the word to friends and posting on Facebook; sharing advice and strategies - AND best of all, conveying to me how much you believed in my music and my project! 

It’s been a joy to reconnect with so many old friends, receive the support from close and extended family and make new friends and fans. I am especially appreciative to so many close friends and family who not only generously gave their support, but spent more hours hearing about this than they might have bargained for! 

 But in the end, it comes down to the best part of all! With your “wind” at my back, I now get to focus on the music again and finish the recording! And so dear backers, I leave you with a few more pictures and info about some upcoming performances, but will be in touch further down the road with progress reports. 

While I probably won’t be doing much with my band until the CD is finished, I am a member of another great band called Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project ...exploring the music of pianist/bandleader/educator Jaki Byard (1922-1999). If any of you are in the area, we will be performing in Washington, D.C. at Twins Jazz Club on October 19th & 20th, and then at An Die Musik in Baltimore on the 21st. You can find more information about the band on our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yard-Byard-The-Jaki-Byard-Project/169019796443980

 The three photos come from one of my tours to India, performing with the Baum – Wessel – Harris Trio (featuring Ken Wesell & Jerome Harris). The first one is from a rehearsal we did with South Indian mridangam master Karaikudi Mani for a televised concert performed in Chennai. He wrote a special piece just for us to play with him and his eight piece ensemble. It was most certainly a highlight in my musical career! The second photo was taken from my room at the infamous Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, and the third, of course, is The Taj Mahal in Agra which we visited on our day off. Enjoy! 

 With much gratitude to all of you! 

Jamie

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