CODEX is my third full-length studio album featuring Justin Kauflin on piano, Evan Gregor on bass, and Jared Schonig on drums. The album is a collection of originals and jazz standards inspired by people and events that have shifted the way I think about music and the world. This project is about dedication, inspiration, and reflection.
We recorded the album in August of 2016, and have been hard at work getting the album ready. CODEX is set to release this December, but as you know, being an independent artist is expensive! The total cost to record, reproduce and get the word out on CODEX is $8,500. Your support helps to keep me going, and keeps art sustainable.
THANK YOU for checking out the album, and I hope you'll contribute and help make my quartet album a success!
THE FUN STUFF
What can you get? I'm glad you asked...here is the lowdown on the rewards;
- CD Collection, 3 really...REALLY good albums. You get CODEX, plus...
- Album Art Print is a beautiful 8"x 8" print of the album cover. Nice paper...vibrant colors...signed.
- Lesson, because people seem to think I know composition...or jazz...
- Sheet Music from the actual recording session, signed...and probably water marks from my tears...
- 2 tickets to the Flynn album release party?!
- Have a reward idea of your own? Reach out, and we'll see what we can do...within reason of course...there are rules to Kickstarter...just sayin'
Really, everything I do is an excuse to work with everyone below:
Justin Kauflin, piano
...I mean, did you hear the sound clip on the video?!
Evan Gregor, bass
...worth picking up the album for him alone
Jared Schonig, drums
...multi-armed drummer...also a Grammy winner...probably should have led with that
Linda Little, producer
....let's be honest, the real hero
Fernando Lodeiro (#feedfernando), recording & mixing
...the un-sung hero, make sure he gets fed though, it's only right. Also...he is a Grammy winner too..again, should probably lead with that
Oscar Zambrano, mastering
...sage in the mystic and ancient art of Mastering
Summer Drexel, art design
...all this lovely art...hers...she takes "me" and...well, makes me waaaay cooler...if that's even possible
THE BUDGET BREAKDOWN
The total cost to record, reproduce and get the word out on CODEX is $8,500. I am looking to raise $3,500 towards the total budget. We have already recorded, so I am hoping to fund the final stages to get to album to YOU. That includes reproduction, distribution, design work, and marketing to spread the word! Here is the total budget so you get the idea;
Studio Time, Recording, Mixing Mastering and Musicians
CD Duplication (get those CD's pressed)
Marketing (Design, Mailers, Press Release, Website, Distribution and Band-Aids for really deep paper cuts)
Risks and challenges
I'll just go back to playing xBox all the time, instead of making albums and putting my energy to the betterment of humanity....
Seriously - I know raising funds is tough work, but we can get this project finished and in your hands by December.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (21 days)