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Dan Wilson, jazz guitarist is recording his second album, Balancing Act Live at BLU Jazz+ in Akron, Ohio on June 23, 2017.
Dan Wilson, jazz guitarist is recording his second album, Balancing Act Live at BLU Jazz+ in Akron, Ohio on June 23, 2017.
Dan Wilson, jazz guitarist is recording his second album, Balancing Act Live at BLU Jazz+ in Akron, Ohio on June 23, 2017.
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Balancing Act: Dan Wilson's Second Album Live at BLU Jazz+

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WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Dear Friends,

It's been five years since I released my debut album, To Whom It May Concern. On June 23, 2017 I will record my second album LIVE in my beloved hometown of Akron at my favorite jazz club, BLU Jazz+. I'm excited to share the stage with some of the most talented, world-class musicians including Sullivan Fortner on piano, Ivan Taylor on bass, Xavier Breaker on drums, and Akron's own, Sam Blakeslee on trombone. 

I'm even more excited to share this experience with you. 

By backing this project, you help make this recording possible. Your generous contributions will go toward the recording and producing expenses of the album. Kickstarter is an all or nothing kind of campaign, so we hope you will consider helping us reach our goal so we can continue to work toward keeping jazz music alive in Akron.

Here's what we have planned for the live recording: 

  • Two live recording sets at BLU Jazz+: June 23, 2017 at 7:00PM and 9:30PM. 
  • a VIP Masterclass and Reception at BLU Jazz+: June 23, 2017 at 5:00PM. 

Thank you, 

Dan Wilson

MEET THE BAND

Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson

 

Sullivan Fortner
Sullivan Fortner

 

Sam Blakeslee
Sam Blakeslee

 

Xaiver Breaker
Xaiver Breaker

 

Ivan Taylor
Ivan Taylor

 

Risks and challenges

The only major challenge we foresee with this project could be a delay in the production of the album. It's rare, but when producing an album certain variables may occur that could delay production.

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    Receive a copy of the album, Balancing Act when you back the project at this level.

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    Receive a signed copy of the album plus original sheet music from the album signed by Dan.

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    Be a part of the experience! A pledge at this level will get you a signed copy of the album, plus ONE general admission ticket to the FIRST set of the live recording of the album at BLU Jazz+ on June 23, 2017 at 7pm in Akron, Ohio. You will receive your CD in August.

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    Silver (Second Set)

    Be a part of the experience! A pledge at this level will get you a signed copy of the album, plus ONE general admission ticket to the SECOND set of the live recording of the album at BLU Jazz+ on June 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm in Akron, Ohio. You will receive your CD in August.

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    Gold

    Be a part of the experience! A pledge at this level will get you a signed CD, one ticket to the VIP Masterclass & Reception (June 23, 5-6:30 at BLU Jazz+), one ticket with preferred seating to the first set of the live album recording (June 23, 7pm at BLU Jazz+)

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    Diamond

    Your generous contribution at this level includes a signed CD, one ticket to the VIP Masterclass & Reception (June 23, 5-6:30 at BLU Jazz+), one general admission ticket with preferred seating to the FIRST set of the live album recording (June 23, 7pm at BLU Jazz+) one drink ticket, special sponsor recognition at live recording, signed sheet music, signed list of the top 10 albums that inspired Dan, and a Balancing Act t-shirt.

    Includes:
    • Signed CD
    • One ticket to VIP Masterclass & Reception
    • General Admission ticket to FIRST set of live recording
    • One drink ticket
    • Special sponsor recognition at live recording
    • Signed Sheet Music from Album
    • Top 10 Albums that inspired Dan
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    Platinum

    Your generous contribution at this level includes a signed CD, two tickets to the VIP Masterclass & Reception (June 23, 5-6:30 at BLU Jazz+), two tickets with preferred seating to the FIRST set of the live album recording (June 23, 7pm at BLU Jazz+) two drink tickets, signed sheet music, a signed list of the top 10 albums that inspired Dan, Balancing Act t-shirt, copy of Dan's first album, special sponsor recognition at live recording, your name in the album credits.

    Includes:
    • Signed CD
    • Two Tickets to the VIP Reception & Masterclass
    • Two Tickets to the FIRST set of Live Recording. Preferred seating
    • Special sponsor recognition at live recording
    • Signed Sheet Music from Album
    • Two Drink Tickets
    • Balancing Act T-shirt
    • Thank you in album credits
    • Signed copy of Dan's first album: To Whom It May Concern
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