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10 years of life experiences bottled into one, reflective collection of original jazz songs and videos. My debut album as a bandleader.
10 years of life experiences bottled into one, reflective collection of original jazz songs and videos. My debut album as a bandleader.
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    The Album, digitally

    Better than a pre-order, you will receive a digital download of the album as soon as it is back from mastering/album art. No need to wait additional weeks/months for whatever sort of marketing plan or public release schedule. It's only fair that my backers taste the first fruits of the project.

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    The Album, physically

    Better than a pre-order, you will receive a copy of the CD as soon as I get them from the duplication plant. A month before that you'll receive the digital download. It's only fair that my backers taste the first fruits of the project.

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    The Album + The Videos

    Video is an integral part of this project - I have a wonderful crew shooting and editing performances of our January weekend in the studio. Initial goal is two full songs, one mini-documentary. With this reward, I'll grant you access to view/download the videos as soon as we finish each one. I'll likely purposefully delay the public release of each video over many months, so this is a good way to visually be a part of the creation process sooner than later.

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    Secret Song!

    I'm really excited for this one. Participate directly in the album creation process - between the end of the crowdfunding round in mid-December, and the recording session in early January - participants with this reward will be able to suggest and vote on a cover song (from any genre) that I should arrange for the quartet. We'll record it along with the other album songs and *you'll be the only people to ever get to hear it* - for your ears only, never a public release.

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    Composer Package

    If you are a music lover, or dare-say music 'nerd' I'd love to share with you PDF scores of each of the compositions and arrangements that appear on the album, as well as some notes on the my process and the theoretical underpinnings of each tune.

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    Harness My Expertise

    I've packed a lot of adventures into my 10 years post-college - not just playing and writing jazz but working at tech startups, producing electronic music, being the business and marketing strategist for the bands I lead, balancing my dayjob with my art and well-being. I've also had the chance to mentor some individuals, and we found it to be mutually rewarding.

    At this reward level I'd love to spend 90 minutes with you (one long session or two 45-min sessions) helping you with any of the following
    * advanced jazz soloing or reharmonization concepts
    * music arranging and orchestration
    * incorporating Ableton Live onstage
    * music business strategy
    * web technology for musicians - development, SEO, content, maintenance

    We could meet over Skype or in person if you are in NC

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    Exclusive Studio Access

    The ultimate behind the scenes package - not just artifacts like lead sheets and track notes, but very intimate, real-time access. Up to 2 individuals will be my honored guests at SoundPure Studios as we record the album. Be in the midst of it all - leather couches in the control room, a chair near the piano in the tracking room. I'll put some artisanal snacks and beverages in the kitchen where the band will chat about which take was best. Must must be present and available in Durham, NC on January 6th and/or 7th, 2018.

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    Executive Producer

    Choose this reward if you feel called to make a sizable contribution to the project but are unable to be in Durham for the "Exclusive Studio Access" experience.

    You'll receive every possible reward I'm offering, as well as a special executive producer callout in the album liner notes. And I'll love you forever.

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