Hello everyone, thanks for checking out my Kickstarter project! After many years as a sideman in NYC, I finally recorded my first album of all original music, and will be releasing it in December on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. This is music I've been developing for a really long time, and I'm really excited to get it out there and to hopefully have you be a part of it.
We went into the studio at the end of June, and the recording came out great! I feel we really got to something both musically unique and emotionally powerful. The musicians; Eli Degibri on saxophones, George Colligan on piano and Rhodes, and Rudy Royston on drums; are all amazing; if you are not familiar with them already, check them out! The music I wrote for them was challenging on many levels, and these guys just ate it up. You can hear a little bit of what we've done at the beginning and end of the video above.
So now the album is halfway done, the reason for this Kickstarter campaign is, hopefully with your help, to fund the "post-production" phase of the project, the mixing, mastering, artwork, and printing. The $7000 goal is the minimum needed for this, anything above that would allow for an even better "finished product". Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records is a artist-run collective, so everything they release is funded (and owned) by the artists themselves.
Well, it's pretty difficult writing about music, but please have a look at the video which goes into more detail. I also have many gifts at all different price levels- I tried to come up with some unique ones, so if you do donate, you'll be getting something pretty cool. Or if you just want to hear the music, pledge at the $10 level and you will get a pre-release download at the same price as Itunes or Amazon.
For more about me, please check out my website.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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