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This new trip-hop edged soul project features established Jazz vocalist Rebecca Jade, producer Anthony Molinaro, lyricist Al Howard, and many others. Read more

San Diego, CA Jazz
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This project was successfully funded on December 25, 2010.

This new trip-hop edged soul project features established Jazz vocalist Rebecca Jade, producer Anthony Molinaro, lyricist Al Howard, and many others.

San Diego, CA Jazz
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About this project

When launching a new project featuring the kind of talent that is on display in this one, the artists feel a sense of responsibility to make the finished product match the creative vision that they share. Rebecca Jade is an established musician in San Diego. Her talent has been marveled by the crowds at the jazz club Anthology (http://www.anthologysd.com) as she is the lead singer of their "house band." . She performs in the electric girl-group "Siren's Crush" and has won local awards singing with the 10 piece funk and RnB band "Super Magnetic." People who follow her career have been anxiously awaiting her to release something in the world of original music. Anthony, Al, and Rebecca want you to know that they wholeheartedly believe in this project and are confident that this album will add a significant contribution to the local music landscape.

We are hoping to raise AT LEAST $3000 to invest in launching the project. As you know, producing an album costs much more than this. We have been recording all of our scratch tracks and templates in Anthony's home studio. This keeps the cost down. We want to record a 10 piece string ensemble for some of the tracks. We need to spend some time mixing and re-recording other instruments. We also want to spend an excessive amount of time making Rebecca's vocal tracks pristine in quality. We also will spend some money on graphic design and CD duplication. If we can raise more than the $3000, that would be preferable. However, on a tight budget, we can launch this project with $3000. A more comfortable goal would be $5000.


We have a studio picked out that has offered us a very "hooked up" rate. We also have many of the contributors to the record working based on their shared belief that this project is worth their involvement. Several world class musicians have volunteered their time and talents to make this budget workable. Anthony is an expert at working with tight budgets and has made many records on limited funds. However, this is a record that deserves the best treatment we can offer. The more money we raise, the better album we can make. Every little bit helps, so even if you can spare a dollar or two it would be appreciated... but check out the cool rewards you can earn by backing our project fully!


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONTRIBUTING!!!


It's also important to realize that if we don't raise AT LEAST $3000, then you are charged NOTHING! So there's no risk of the project falling through!


Rebecca Jade, Anthony Molinaro, Alfred Howard, and friends

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    4 backers

    You will receive a copy of our limited and unreleased Demo. You will also receive an autographed postcard thank you note.

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    13 backers

    You get the demo, postcard, and a pre-released copy of the album 2 weeks before anyone else.

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    7 backers

    You get the demo, postcard, pre-released album, and a ticket to our CD release party (very swanky). If you are out of town, you can opt for a ticket to a show when we come through your city (hopefully this summer).

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    7 backers

    You get the demo, postcard, album, ticket, and we will list YOUR NAME in the "thank-you's" on the liner notes of the record. You will forever live in infamy!

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    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    You get the demo, postcard, album, ticket, thank-you, and an autographed, framed, handwritten, custom poem written by Al Howard. He will consult with you regarding the content of this poem, so you can dedicate it to your significant other, child, or important person in your life. Al Howard's gift for verse will make a meaningful keepsake!

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    You get the demo, postcard, album, ticket, thank-you, and Anthony will DJ a live show at your house. He will cater his set to your crowd and play anything from ambient downtempo grooves to modern hits.

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    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    You get demo, postcard, ticket, album, thank-you, and an EXCLUSIVE vinyl listening party at your house hosted by Al Howard and Anthony Molinaro. We will bring all the equipment and play some limited and rare LP's from our collections.

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    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    You get the demo, album, ticket, postcard, thank-you, and a special performance by Rebecca, Anthony, and friends at your house! We will play whatever you want for the night... Jazz? Dance music? Original music? You decide what you want for your party and we will set the mood. Sorry, SoCal only....

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    You get the demo, album, ticket, postcard, thank-you, one of the three limited rewards, and we will write a song to your specific inspiration! Want a lovesong written for your wife on your anniversary? Want a song that uses your name? Want a song about your dog? We can make this happen.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    You get the demo, postcard, album, ticket, thank-you, custom poem or song, two of the private live performances (only one if you are out of town), and LIFETIME VIP status at our events. You will never have to buy a ticket or be hassled on your way backstage. You will enjoy all the perks as if you are in the band. Your most generous donation will be recognized by on-stage dedications and a feature on our website. This will definitely raise your profile!

Funding period

- (60 days)