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7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 2 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Brandon Robertson is in the process of releasing his very first album, Bass’d on a True Story. As the title implies, the main goal of this album is to give the audience an opportunity to venture on a musical journey through Brandon’s 15-year career path as a musician. This album serves as an audio-biography of his life story and shows the growth and matureness of transitioning from a young man to an adult. 

The money raised through this kickstarter will be used to mix and master all the tracks on the album, the production of physical copies, copyrighting the music, obtaining necessary mechanical licenses, and inquiring a professional publicist to assist with marketing the album. Any extra money will be used for following: artwork, rewards from the kickstarter, merchandise, radio play, magazines, newsletters, featured spotlights, and shipping cost.

The recording process has already been completed and paid for by Brandon. The intended release month of the album is July of 2019. Your donations will help complete the remaining album production!

About the Album:

Bass’d on a True Story features nine original compositions from Brandon, outlining his humble beginnings as a musician, dating back to 2004 when he began his musical studies at Florida State University. The music on his album represents the chronological order of his music career to date. The influence of Brandons’ album draws from a plethora of real-life experiences and also strives to have its own unique sound. This is Brandon’s first chance to invite people, all over the world, to hear his life story.

The success of this album will further help Brandon, to take steps towards expanding his unique sound. This will also help provide better opportunities for Brandon to write more music, perform around the globe and reach even more listeners. 

About Brandon Robertson:

Brandon L. Robertson is an EMMY® nominated music director, notable Upright/Electric Bassist, Composer, and Music Educator originally from Tampa, FL. Brandon has performed with notable acts such as The World Famous Count Basie Orchestra led by director Scotty Barnhart, Vocalist Carmen Bradford (Singer for The Count Basie Orchestra), Jason Marsalis (NEA Jazz Master, Drummer & Vibraphonist), Marcus Roberts (Jazz Pianist), Marty Morell (Drummer of Pianist Bill Evans: 1968-1974), Vocalist Carla Cook (Grammy Nominee NYC Singer), Dan Miller (Former Member of The Harry Connick Jr. Big Band) , Lew Del Gatto (Former Member of the SNL Band), Leroy Jones (Jazz Trumpeter, New Orleans Legend), Charlie McCoy (International Harmonica Player, Country Hall of Fame), Ray Coussins (Pianist and Former Accompanist for Frank Sinatra), Eric Alexander, Wycliffe Gordon, Greg Tardy, Marcus Printup (Member of the JALC Orchestra), Nick Finzer, International Jazz Singers June Garber, Laila Biali & Halie Loren. 

Currently, Brandon is the Director of Jazz Studies & Director of the FGCU Basketball Band at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. He is now an honorary member of the Kappa Kappa Psi Mu Upsilon Chapter at Florida Gulf Coast University. Brandon was nominated most recently for an EMMY® Award for best documentary for educational collegiate programs featuring the FGCU Jazz Ensemble. 

Here are some highlights throughout his career:

·  Performed in several major jazz clubs throughout the U.S. 

·  Performed in 22 countries in Europe all throughout the Mediterranean and Canada.  

·  Performed at the inauguration of 45th Governor of Florida.

·  Performed with the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

·  Headlining Act at the 2017 Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

·  Being a featured performer in the South Carolina Jazz Festival, Savannah Jazz Festival,   Clearwater Jazz Festival, and the Tallahassee Jazz & Blue Festival.

·  Became the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL.

·  Being nominated for an EMMY® Award for Best Documentary for an Educational Collegiate Programs featuring the FGCU Jazz Ensemble.


To learn more about Brandon Robertson, you can find him on various Social Media Platforms:

Website: www.brandonrobertsonmusic.com

Facebook -www.facebook.com/brandonrobertsonmusic

Twitter - www.twitter.com/brandonrobmusic

Instagram - www.instagram.com/brandonrobertsonmusic

Youtube- Brandon Robertson Music

Risks and challenges

Depending on the results of this kickstarter, this will play a huge factor into the release of the album. I truly believe in this album and I know what it will do for the music community and those who come across it. This project alone has been a 5-year process so I know that once you hear the entire record, you will thoroughly appreciate the final product. Either way, good or bad, this album will be release this year and I am excited to finally present to the world what Brandon Robertson has to offer!

I would like to ask in advance to give it some time to get all the rewards prepared so that I will be able to accommodate all the rewards in the projected time frame. Thank you again for your consideration and contribution to my very first album!

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