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$6,872
pledged of $28,500pledged of $28,500 goal
76
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 22 2019 7:27 PM UTC +00:00

About

 WHY SONGS ABOUT WOMEN? 

I can't imagine the man I would be today without the women in my life. We live in a time when the woman is underappreciated for the beauty, strength, poise and nuance she brings to humanity. 

I wrote 8 original compositions honoring the women in my life who continue to shape me completely as a man. Back in February 2019, I was lucky enough to book a week long residency at Dizzy's Club New York. I called the residency Songs About Women, and performed these songs with my band for the FIRST time. The response? Well...

Around 500 people from all over the world attended the residency. On both weekend nights, the venue was packed out the door. We sold out! After one of those nights, two Londoners spoke to me about how moved they were by the song I wrote called JUSTICE, which I wrote for my twin sister: Justice. Shout out to my sis and those two lovely Londoners!  

Last night of my residency at Dizzy's Club New York
Last night of my residency at Dizzy's Club New York

MY OBJECTIVE

With these 8 songs, I can tell the story I've always wanted to share since I first started making music. So I asked myself: why not tell the story through my first jazz album?!

EXECUTING THE PLAN

Putting together a jazz album and getting everyone to listen to it requires real commitment. I have a strong vision for how I want to present this project. Now it's going to take a real team effort (you and I) to bring this vision to the world!!! I seriously can't do this without you.

#1 We need to produce the full album. This is what that REALLY looks like:

  • Compensating my 4 band members to record the album in a studio 
  • Feeding everyone involved in the recording process
  • Hiring a mixer to mix 8 songs
  • Hiring a master engineer to master 8 songs for digital and radio formats

#2 We need to promote the album, which really means: 

  • Making music videos to accompany the album and hiring the crew to make it happen
  • Performing SHOWS so I can meet you all in real life!!

For the music videos, you might even get to see me throw it back to my acting days on HBO's Treme with the big bro Wendell Pierce ;)

Me and Wendell on HBO's Treme
Me and Wendell on HBO's Treme

In the end, I want you to feel as close to these songs as I do and share the love, memories, and New Orleans I've poured into them...with the people you cherish.

Yours truly,

Jeffery Miller

Hugs from me to you
Hugs from me to you

Risks and challenges

With so many moving parts and people involved in a big project like making an album, scheduling can be a potential issue. But everyone involved will rely on the collective network to ensure a quality product that the fans will surely love.

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    VIP Listening/Album Release Party Invite

    Hang @ the private, pre-release album listening party with me in NYC! Fried chicken, catfish, and biscuits from Bob White's Counter provided.

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    Songs About Women Private Performance!

    Private performance by the Jeffery Miller Quintet in your home or event in New York. The whole band will get together and we will play the whole album for you LIVE! Special arrangements can be made for pledgers living outside of New York.

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Funding period

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