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Award wining pianist/composer Edward Simon seeks funding to release a new CD featuring his stellar trio live in New York City. Read more

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Award wining pianist/composer Edward Simon seeks funding to release a new CD featuring his stellar trio live in New York City.

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Edward Simon Trio Live in New York

It has been said that jazz is best experienced live. I couldn't agree more. It is for this reason that I'm so excited to announce my first live record.

Many fans have asked when I would put out a live record. Well, here it is...Following two highly acclaimed studio recordings (Unicity and Poesia), "Live in New York" features the same all-star line-up with John Patitucci and  Brian Blade during a three night stint at one of New York's top jazz clubs, the Jazz Standard. Professionally recorded by Tom Lazarus, this recording captures pristinely the dynamic interplay that occurs when the three of us come together on stage. Only the live setting provides the vibrancy that inspires free, extended improvisations like those that took place. During those three nights you'll hear us stretch, reach and take chances as we play my original compositions including Abiding Unicity, Poesía, Pere, and Tom Jobim's Double Rainbow.

However, we can't do this without you. Your support is an integral part of this project. Above and beyond the pleasure you'll derive from listening to this recording time and time again, there are many additional rewards to be had including: an autographed copy of the "Live in New York" enhanced CD, my two previous trio recordings (Poesía & Unicity) autographed, T-shirts, the original poster of the performance "Live at the Jazz Standard" autographed (only one available!) and guest passes to our next show in NY.

Kickstarter and YOU: 

As you might imagine, it is extremely costly to produce a recording. It requires the time and effort of a group of talented, competent professionals such as musicians, engineers, artistic designer, photographer, camera man, who have the specialized skills, experience, sensibility and understanding necessary to properly document this music. You may trust that the team I've assembled for this project is comprised of nothing but the best in their field.

The funds raised will be utilized to cover the production costs such as studio rental, venue rental fee, mixing, editing, mastering, travel costs, engineer and artist fees and artistic design. The final mastering will be done at Stadium Red Studios in New York City. The "Live in New York" enhanced CD will be marketed and distributed by Motema and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2013. In addition to the music, the enhanced CD contains live footage from our performance at the Jazz Standard.

A note about Kickstarter: we will only receive funds (and you will only be charged for your pledge) if we reach our minimum goal. It would be fantastic to exceed our goal, but when the clock strikes midnight on our last day of fund-raising, if we haven’t met the minimum, no money will be transacted and the project will not receive any of the funds!

If you have not yet made it to one of our live shows, this is the perfect opportunity to experience this stellar trio performing live in the Big Apple. Don't miss this unique opportunity. Thank you for your support. I hope to see you at our next show!

Yours truly,

Edward Simon

If you would like more information about me, below are links to my website, Facebook page and a couple of YouTube videos. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Se ha dicho que el jazz es mejor experimentarlo en vivo. No podría estar más de acuerdo. Es por esta razón que estoy muy emocionado de anunciar mi primera grabación en vivo.

Muchos fans me han pedido que saque un disco en vivo. Bueno, aquí está ... Después de dos anteriores grabaciones en estudio (Unicity y Poesía), "Live in New York" cuenta con el mismo trio estelar, con John Patitucci y Brian Blade durante una jornada de tres noches en uno de los principales clubes de jazz de Nueva York, el Jazz Standard. Grabado profesionalmente por Tom Lazarus, esta grabación capta de manera impecable la interacción que sucede cuando los tres nos juntamos en el escenario. Sólo el ambiente en directo proporciona las condiciones que inspira improvisaciones libres y extensas como las que tomaron lugar. Durante esas tres noches nos oirás tomar altos riesgos al tocar mis composiciones como Abiding Unicity, Poesía, Pere y Double Rainbow de Tom Jobim.

Los fondos recaudados serán utilizados para cubrir los costes de producción como la grabación, mezcla, edición, masterización, gastos de traslado y hospedaje, honorarios de ingenieros y artistas, diseño y manufactura. Además de la música,  el disco mejorado "Edward Simon Trio Live in New York" contiene video de nuestra presentación en el Jazz Standard y será lanzado en la primavera del 2013.

Usted forma una parte integral de este proyecto, ya que sin su apoyo no lograré que el disco salga. Por encima y más allá del placer que derivarán al escuchar esta grabación una y otra vez, hay muchos beneficios adicionales que pueden recibir a cambio de su apoyo, incluyendo: una copia firmada del nuevo CD/DVD "Live in New York", las dos grabaciones anteriores de este trio (Poesía y Unicity) autografiadas, el póster original del concierto "Live at the Jazz Standard" autografiado (solo uno disponible!), acceso exclusivo a videos de nuestra actuación en directo y pases de invitado a nuestro próximo show en Nueva York.

Si aún no has asistido a uno de nuestros conciertos, esta es la oportunidad perfecta de experimentar una actuación en vivo de este trio estelar en la Gran Manzana. No te pierdas esta oportunidad única. Gracias por tu apoyo. Espero verte en nuestro próximo show!

Le agradezco por adelantado su apoyo.

Atentamente,

Edward Simon

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    Download card of Edward Simon's latest release: "Danny Boy" featuring Stephen Keogh and Philip Dunkin. Download card allows you to download all tracks from the "Danny Boy" album.

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    One hard copy of the "Edward Simon Trio Live in New York" enhanced CD autographed. Additional shipping costs for international orders apply. Note: delivery subject to change.

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    Guest pass/ticket to the next Edward Simon Trio performance in New York. Date, place and time TBA. Please visit Edward Simon's website for information on future performances.

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    One Edward Simon Trio T-shirt. International backers please add $5 for shipping costs.

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    A subscription to Edward Simon's YouTube channel where you'll have exclusive access to video of select live performances.

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    Autographed poster of album cover. International backers please add $5 for shipping charges.

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    Score and parts download (PDF) of all Edward Simon compositions on the "Live in New York" enhanced CD, Unicity and Poesia. Titles included: Poesia, Abiding Unicity, Pathless Path, Pere.

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    Receive one hard copy the "Live in New York" enhanced CD and one copy each of the two previous Edward Simon Trio releases: "Unicity" and "Poesia" (one copy each). Autographed by Edward Simon.

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    Score and parts download (PDF) of 5 compositions by Edward Simon of your choice.

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    Guest pass + 1 to any of my upcoming performances during 2012.

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    5 Copies of the "Live in New York" enhanced CD, one of which will be autographed by Edward Simon. Note: Delivery date subject to change.

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    Receive one copy of the enhanced CD and a 1 hour lesson via Skype with Edward Simon. Date and time to be arranged when convenient to both backer and Edward Simon. Note: Lesson to be scheduled at a time convenient to both Edward Simon and student. A broadband internet connection required.

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    A 1 hr. lesson in person with Edward Simon in New York City. Note: lesson times will be announced in advance and are subject to Edward Simon's schedule and availability.

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    You'll receive a package containing:
    5 copies of the "Live in New York" enhanced CD (one autographed), one copy each of the following CD: Unicity, Poesía, Danny Boy, Simplicitas, La Bikina; acknowledgement on the CD credits, an autographed T-shirt, a post card with album cover and a personal thank you note.
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    You will receive the same as the offer above plus you'll get associate producer credit on the CD, the original poster of the Edward Simon Trio at the Jazz Standard autographed and a personal thank you note.

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    You will receive the same as the above offer plus, executive producer credit on the CD, an invitation to dinner and the mastering session. Guest passes for 2 people to the record release party and performance.
    Note: mastering session to be held at at Stadium Red studios in New York, NY.
    Release party date and time TBD.

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