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In a world that is increasingly virtual we need to get together to hear authentic, creative music played live by real people. Join us!
In a world that is increasingly virtual we need to get together to hear authentic, creative music played live by real people. Join us!
64 backers pledged $5,020 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT WE DO

Welcome to our campaign to fund the fourth edition of the Forward Festival, a yearly music event happening in Brooklyn, New York. We began the Forward Festival in 2015 to celebrate the legendary musician Daniel Carter on his 70th birthday. Ornette Coleman passed away that same year, and we felt it was more important than ever to get artists and audience together for a special event.

So far every edition of the Forward Festival has been a great success. The hard work everyone has put into making the shows happen has paid off with a big turn out and great reviews but most importantly, with a lot of fantastic music from artists like Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, William Parker, the late great Connie Crothers, Kid Millions & Sarah Bernstein, Tobias Wilner, Paul Flaherty, Don McKenzie’s project Silenced feat. Vernon Reid, Stelios Mihas, Jeff Snyder, and G. Calvin Weston from Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band and award winning L’Rain.

WHEN and WHERE

December 2018 in Brooklyn, New York.

SUPPORT

So far The Forward Festival has been made possible thanks to sponsors and Kickstarter campaigns like this one, funded by people like you.

MISSION

In a world that is increasingly virtual, we need to get together to hear authentic, creative music played live by real people more than ever. This is our mission. Join us now! Donate!

REWARDS

Support the festival now and get fantastic rewards! From advance festival tickets to a live set dedicated to you at the festival, to a short live music performance posted on Youtube, to a private concert in your own home, to limited edition vinyl. Yes! Pick a vinyl LP or CD from 577 Records www.577records.com an independent record label, associated with the festival that has a catalog of more than 40 albums featuring music by legendary musicians.

DONATE OR SHARE

Donate now and help us make this year’s festival a reality! Don’t forget that Kickstarter is all or nothing! If we don’t get 100% of our goal by July 21st, we will lose all of the money pledged towards it… Or if you can’t donate, please spread the word! This is the link to our Kickstarter project:
http://kck.st/2tjj6Xo

Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you at the Forward Festival 2018!
Polly, Federico, Alberto, Martino and the festival crew

Daniel Carter (photo by Tobias Wilner)
Daniel Carter (photo by Tobias Wilner)
Patrick Holmes
Patrick Holmes
Matthew Putman (photo by James Williams)
Matthew Putman (photo by James Williams)
William Parker (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
William Parker (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Sarah Bernstein & Kid Millions (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Sarah Bernstein & Kid Millions (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II
Vernon Reid at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Vernon Reid at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Tobias Wilner at the Forward Festival 2016 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Tobias Wilner at the Forward Festival 2016 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Paul Flaherty and Morfina - Gene Moore, Gene Janas & Federico Ughi at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Paul Flaherty and Morfina - Gene Moore, Gene Janas & Federico Ughi at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
L'Rain at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
L'Rain at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Andrew Lamb & Warren Smith at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Andrew Lamb & Warren Smith at the Forward Festival 2017 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
G. Calvin Weston
G. Calvin Weston
Daniel Carter & William Parker at the Forward Festival 2015 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)
Daniel Carter & William Parker at the Forward Festival 2015 (photo by Forward Festival & 577 Records)

credits:

The music on the video is taken from the vinyl New York United (577 Records)
Big thanks to ShapeShifterLab (our venue), Tom Weber (videos), Stelios Mihas (videos), Mark Smith (graphics) and all of you for your support through the years!

Risks and challenges

We will do our best to hold the festival but if it is not possible we will postpone it. Realistically, here are the 3 most likely challenges to this project being successfully completed after funding:

1. Bad weather (heavy snow storm) in December in NYC

2. Cancellation by one or more of the bands scheduled
Unpredictable problems might happen. We work with very professional bands; they would only cancel in extreme circumstances.

3. Cancellation by the venue
Unlikely. We have a contract with the venue and they are very serious.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Thanks for your support!
Polly and the crew

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    A Random CD

    A random CD from our catalog. See http://www.577records.com/cds for titles
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    Inside The Studio exclusive album

    Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi's brand new album "Inside The Studio Vol. One" Exclusively available for supporters of our Kickstarter Campaign. Pledge now and get it!

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    Forward Festival Mix Tape 2018

    Get an exclusive digital download of the Forward Festival Mix Tape 2018 before the general release.

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    CD of your choice

    Get a CD copy of one of the albums on our catalog! Pick your CD at www.577records.com

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    Listening Group LP

    Listening Group LP! A brand new limited edition vinyl LP. This is a large ensemble featuring:

    Daniel Carter: Alto, Tenor, Soprano Saxophones, Trumpet
    Claire de Brunner: Bassoon
    Patrick Holmes: Clarinet
    Nick Lyons: Alto Saxophone
    Jeff Snyder: Electronics
    Stelios Mihas: Guitar
    Jonah Rosenberg: Piano
    Zach Swanson: Bass
    Federico Ughi: Drums

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    Inside The Studio Ltd Ed CD

    Limited edition of 10 CDs!
    Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi's brand new album "Inside The Studio Vol. One" on CD
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    Ltd edition vinyl LP from our catalog

    Pick your LP:
    - Listening Group (large group ft. Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Jeff Snyder, Stelios Mihas, Federico Ughi +) Ltd Ed LP

    - Donald S. A. McKenzie II feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid ”Silenced II” Ltd Ed LP


    - Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hill Greene, Federico Ughi “Telepathic Alliances” Ltd Ed LP

    - Daniel Carter (w/ F. Ughi, M. Putman, D. Richardson, D. Moss) “The Gowanus Recordings” Ltd Ed LP

    - Sabir Mateen (w/ Steve Swell, Matt Lavelle, Matthew Heyner, Michael Thompson) “Prophecies Come To Pass” Ltd Ed LP

    - Daniel Carter, William Parker, Federico Ughi “The Dream” Ltd Ed LP

    More info at http://www.577records.com/vinyl

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    Advance ticket for the festival

    Get your ticket for one night of the festival now and help us fund the 2018 edition!


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    Five CDs

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    Three new albums

    Get the exclusive digital download of our fantastic new albums before anyone else:

    album #1
    Artist: Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II
title: Silenced II
    featuring: Elliott Sharp, Vernon Reid and Bill Laswell

    album #2
    artists: Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene, Federico Ughi
    title: Telepatia Liquida

    album #3
    artists: Listening Group (Daniel Carter, Claire de Brunner, Patrick Holmes, Nick Lyons, Jeff Snyder, Stelios Mihas, Jonah Rosenberg, Zach Swanson, Federico Ughi)
    title: Listening Group

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    Pick Five LPs!

    For a very limited time only! Pick five limited edition LPs from our label! These are the titles:

    -New York United (Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure & Federico Ughi) Ltd Ed LP


    -Morfina (Paul Flaherty, Gene Moore, Gene Janas, Federico Ughi) Ltd Ed LP


    -Telepatia Liquida (Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hill Greene & Federico Ughi) Ltd Ed LP


    - Listening Group (large group ft. Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Jeff Snyder, Stelios Mihas, Federico Ughi +) Ltd Ed LP

    - Donald S. A. McKenzie II feat. Elliot Sharp, Bill Laswell, Vernon Reid ”Silenced II” Ltd Ed LP


    - Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hill Greene, Federico Ughi “Telepathic Alliances” Ltd Ed LP

    - Daniel Carter (w/ F. Ughi, M. Putman, D. Richardson, D. Moss) “The Gowanus Recordings” Ltd Ed LP

    - Sabir Mateen (w/ Steve Swell, Matt Lavelle, Matthew Heyner, Michael Thompson) “Prophecies Come To Pass” Ltd Ed LP

    - Daniel Carter, William Parker, Federico Ughi “The Dream” Ltd Ed LP

    More info at http://www.577records.com/vinyl

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    3 Ltd edition vinyl LPs from our catalog

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    LP Test Pressing

    Choose a vinyl LP test pressing from our catalog http://www.577records.com/vinyl
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    Festival Full Pass

    Get your Full Pass now to the 2018 festival in Brooklyn, New York this December!

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    Signed copy of Telepatia Liquida LP

    You get a signed copy of Telepatia Liquida.
    This is a brand new limited edition vinyl LP by Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hill Greene & Federico Ughi. Out this fall.
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    Video with dedication

    Daniel Carter and Federico Ughi will create a short video of them playing music, in anyone's name you choose. We will post it on YouTube.

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    The whole catalog

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    The whole catalog + Full Festival Pass

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    A live set dedicated to you

    One of the groups participating in the festival will dedicate a live set to you or someone important to you... custom dedications welcome!

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    Producer

    You are one of the Forward Festival 2018 producers and will be listed as such on the festival’s website.
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    Private concert by Federico Ughi

    Federico Ughi will perform a private solo concert, for you and your friends, in your home (transportation not included). Anywhere in the NYC metro area.
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    Concert by Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi

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    Cosmic!

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Funding period

- (29 days)