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Singer/songwriter, Nicolas Bearde explores the soulful side of jazz with the making of his 4th album.

Nicolas Bearde's "You're Sensational", Jazz for the Soul

Hi Everyone,

My name is Nicolas Bearde and I am a singer, songwriter, jazz recording artist, and educator. Many of you might know something about me and my music, but if not, I would like to tell you a little bit about where I have been and where I am going.

Fresh from the LMC Jazz Festival in Croatia, this past month, and stops in Berlin, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, I'm ready to finish work on my fourth album. It's joyful and exhilarating to be back in the studio after spending the last few years  performing all over the globe. I've traveled far and near, from California  to New York, Mexico to Canada and to so many wonderful stops throughout Europe, Russia and the Far East. And by the way, that includes Siberia (yes, I did say Siberia, the coldest place on earth!!!!) The music that I'm doing for this project will take me back to my Jazz and R&B roots and will focus on my original compositions and the music of some great contemporary songwriters like Jon Lucien and Stevie Wonder.

My producing partners, legendary bassist, Alphonso Johnson, Grammy winning songwriter/producer, Larry Batiste and Grammy-nominated producer, Bud Spangler and I have been clocking a lot of time writing songs, recording, mapping out the production and laying out a marketing plan. And now we need your financial participation ($$$) to help finish the project. I am thrilled about the new music we're doing and I hope you'll be a part of making this new CD a reality. Check out the rewards panel to the right to see the exclusive, personalized, and amazingly cool gifts we've got lined up for you when you pledge, and read below to see why your support is so important to us.

The Kickstarter campaign is a crowd funding program that allows INDEPENDENT ARTISTS to reach out to fans, friends and others to help create projects like this. Here's how it works:

The money you pledge in exchange for rewards will allow us to complete the project and YOU will get lots of good music and other stuff. If we don't reach our goal before the deadline we get no money at all and the backers accounts are not charged. If we exceed our $21,600 goal on the other hand (and we hope we do), the additional funds will be used to enhance production and promotion. So don't hold back!! The more you give the more REWARDS you get.

It is a major slice of heaven to work with these legendary producers and the amazingly talented musicians who are signed on to this project. We've already recorded two remarkable tracks, "You're Sensational" written by Jon Lucien, and "Shower the People" written by James Taylor,  with renowned bassist, Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report), keyboardist, David "Creatchy' Garfield, (George Benson), drummer, Mike Shapiro and Brazilian guitarist, Kleber Jorge (Sergio Mendes band) and I can't wait to finish the project. I think you're gonna love it!

You can reach out to me on Facebook, check out my video channel on YouTube,  learn more about what I'm up to and... join my mailing list at www.nicolasbearde.com, I would love to hear from you!

photo: Gulnara Khamatova

For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact me at nicolas@nicolasbearde.com, and feel free to SHARE, SHARE, SHARE this campaign with other music fans.

photo: Ashley Summer

"All music is beautiful" - Billy Strayhorn

Come join our TEAM!!

Hard working songwriters, Larry Batiste and Nicolas Bearde making some great new music.
Hard working songwriters, Larry Batiste and Nicolas Bearde making some great new music.

Nicolas

NEW - Joey Brite, of Behind the Curtain TV, an ardent fan and Nicolas Bearde Team supporter created a very clever and humorous promotional clip for my new Single, "You're Sensational". Watch Giovannas' dance, it will surely put a smile on your face. Enjoy.

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    Digital download of the first single, "You're Sensational", my sincere thanks and lots of "Facebook Love".

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    An autographed copy of the pre-release CD, plus all the "Facebook Love" and gratitude I can muster. (Add $5 for international shipping.)

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    2 autographed copies of the pre-release CD, one to keep and one to gift, lots of "Facebook Love", a signed and personalized photo, plus your name included on my website's special supporter "Thank You" page. ( Add $5 for international shipping).

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    An autographed copy of pre-release CD and a 1 hour vocal class, "Stage presence and Performance", that will help you develop repertoire and performance technique. ( in person within the SF/Bay Area or via Skype). Good thru June 2013.

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    An autographed copy of the pre-release CD, a signed and personalized photo, a special, limited run "NicNacs" Tee shirt, a signed copy of my sophomore CD, "All About Love", your name listed on my website's special supporter "Thank you" page, AND... in the liner notes of the new CD, as "VIP Contributor".

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    Everything from the $250 reward tier AND... YOUR CHOICE: Be my guest (for 2) at any one of my shows through June 2013-anywhere in the world (email us at least one week before the show and you're in - travel and accommodations not included) OR: Join me in the studio and share in the recording process. See first-hand how this all gets put together.

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    ENTERTAINMENT AND GLORIOUS FOOD!!. Have you been wanting to throw a dinner party but just can't seem to find the time to put it together? Well... I have a hook up at "Chefs on Site Catering", and they will come to your home (anywhere within the SF/Bay area) and do their thing!! A private catered dinner party for 6, plus an autographed copy of the finished CD, for each attendee. You and your guests will be treated to delightful appetizers, an organic salad, and a sumptuous entree. Dinner will be topped off with one of the "Chefs" famous dessert selections. Host to provide beverages of their choice. Set up and clean up is included - you won't need to lift a finger. Date and time to be agreed upon by both parties and to redeemed by February 2013.

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    Everything from the $250 reward tier, PLUS... an exclusive invitation to the CD Release Concert, BACK STAGE ACCESS, and VIP Reception in the San Francisco/Bay area for you and 3 guests.(Travel not included)

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    An autographed and personalized copy of pre-release CD, an autographed photo and your name listed in CD liner notes as "VIP Contributor", PLUS... Nicolas and accompanist will perform a special song or two, for your wedding, birthday or special event within the LA,/ San Diego, Seattle, New York or SF/Bay area. (Dates subject to touring schedule).

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    Everything from the $250 reward tier, PLUS..... "The Ultimate House Concert". An intimate one hour performance with Nicolas and his trio in the relaxed atmosphere of your home or a venue of your choice in LA/ San Diego, Seattle, or New York. (Date subject to touring schedule). Donors responsible for transportation and accommodations for locations over 50 miles from each city center. A portion raised from each pledge will be donated to Bread and Roses, an organization dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality shows to people who live in care centers, institutions or are otherwise isolated from society.

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    "The Ultimate House Concert", an intimate one hour performance with Nicolas and his trio, in the SF/Bay Area, LA/San Diego, Seattle or New York(date subject to touring schedule) PLUS..... "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER" credit on the CD. AND... a large handful of the newly produced CD's to hand out to your friends and family. AND... Special Guest admission for 2 to one of my shows - anywhere in the world- including BACKSTAGE ACCESS + an exclusive invitation to the CD release Concert and VIP reception in the SF/Bay Area for you and 5 guests (Travel not included).

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