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Keeping jazz alive, and bringing new songs to life! We're launching WHAT THE MUSIC SAYS DO -- Sarah M. Greer's original debut jazz album.
Keeping jazz alive, and bringing new songs to life! We're launching WHAT THE MUSIC SAYS DO -- Sarah M. Greer's original debut jazz album.
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    THE 'BIRD'

    For being an early supporter, I will send you:

    + a link to download the full album before it is released

    + a copy of the concert DVD "Land of Plenty"

    + a handwritten THANK YOU note

    I will also include your name on the THANK YOU page of my web site

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    ONE $TEP CLOSER

    Thank you for supporting this project!

    I will include your name on the list of backers on my web site.

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    The SINGLE

    THANK YOU for being here. Please, enjoy a digital download of a song from the record!

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    The DOWNLOAD

    I will send you a link to download the FULL ALBUM before it is released.

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    The 'DINAH'

    With respect and gratitude for the volume and versatility of the music that Ms. Dinah Washington interpreted, the DINAH includes:

    - a link to download the FULL ALBUM before it is released

    + the physical CD

    + your name listed on the THANK YOU page of my web site.

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    The 'ELLA'

    In honor of of jazz luminary Ella Fitzgerald and the year-long celebration of her 100th birthday, the ELLA includes:

    - a link to download the FULL ALBUM before it is released

    + an autographed CD

    + a signed PHOTO from the project

    + your name listed on the THANK YOU page of my web site.

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    The 'BILLIE'

    With profound admiration for and appreciation of her singular musicality and jazz interpretations, the BILLIE includes:

    - a signed LYRIC SHEET for one of the songs on the album

    + the ELLA (signed CD, signed PHOTO, DOWNLOAD link + web site THANK YOU)

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    The 'LENA'

    In recognition of her numerous contributions to jazz, film and civil rights, the LENA includes:

    - the STORY of one of the songs on the album, told in lyric sheets and early audio recordings.

    + the ELLA (signed CD, signed PHOTO, DOWNLOAD link + web site THANK YOU)

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    The 'ABBEY'

    In tribute to an artist, actor and activist long recognized as one of jazz’s most arresting and uncompromising singers, the ABBEY includes:

    - a custom PHOTOBOOK that tells the story of my recording project (includes project photos and lyric sheets)

    + your name listed in the liner notes of the CD

    + the ELLA (signed CD, signed PHOTO, DOWNLOAD link + web site THANK YOU)

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    The 'BETTY'

    With high praise and deep appreciation of the irrepressible and adventurous innovator Betty Carter, the BETTY includes:

    - Twelve IMPROVISED SONGS that I record especially for you (one per month)

    + your name will be listed in the liner notes of the CD

    + the BILLIE (signed LYRIC SHEET, CD and PHOTO, DOWNLOAD link + web site THANK YOU)

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    The 'NINA'

    With deep respect and a bow of gratitude to Nina Simone ("High Priestess of Soul") for her captivating and genre-defying musical storytelling as well as her activism, the NINA includes:

    - a CONCERT that an accompanist and I will perform at your home (or venue of choice).

    + two autographed CDs

    + your name listed in the liner notes of the CD

    + the BILLIE (signed LYRIC SHEET, CD and PHOTO, DOWNLOAD link + web site THANK YOU)

    Note: Additional travel expenses will apply if more than 150 miles outside Twin Cities, MN. Please schedule within 1 year.

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