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An album of danceable December music, with original songs performed by vocalists and musicians from Durham, NC!
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    Digital Album

    The entire album, before it goes on sale! You will receive a Bandcamp download code, allowing you to select your preferred file type. You could choose mp3 or an uncompressed format like WAV and AIFF. You will also receive a thank you on social media!

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    Physical Album

    A physical CD, mailed out before Thanksgiving! The album will be packaged in an "eco-wallet" including interior liner notes not included with the digital album art. You also get the digital download prior to the album release date.

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    Button!

    Select this reward and receive a 1" round button, featuring the brand new logo of Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers, designed by the multi-talented Laura Glaess! You also get a physical copy of the album and a digital download.

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    Custom Ornament (SHIPPING FIXED!)

    A custom hanging ornament, based on artwork being created for the album: a winter night, a crescent moon, people dancing in a home with a cozy glow. You also get the button and a CD!

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    3 CD Package

    Get a couple extra copies of the album to give as gifts in December! You also get the ornament, button, and a download code.

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    Lead Sheets of Original Songs

    Tired of playing the same old holiday songs? At this level, you'll receive pdfs of all the lead sheets so you can play the songs at your winter gigs this year! As a bonus, I will include Bb, Eb, and bass clef instrument versions for your bandmates! You also get the ornament, button, and CD.

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    Private Music Lesson

    A 60 minute private lesson, in person or via Skype/Facetime. We can cover topics such as composition, arranging, transcribing, improvisation, or whatever you're working on musically. You also get the lead sheets, ornament, button, and CD.

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    Your Name in the Liner Notes

    As a thank you for supporting at this level, your name will be printed in the liner notes on the interior of the CD packaging! You also get access to all lead sheets of the original tunes, the ornament, the button, and an extra copy of the album.

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    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
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    Holiday Big Band Charts!

    Do you direct or play in a big band? At least 3 songs on the album will be arranged for large ensemble, and at this level you get the complete arrangements! This includes pdfs of the score and all the parts, and optimized for either full, modern big band (4 trumpets, 4, trombones, 5 reeds) or slightly smaller "Swing-era" size band (3 trumpets, 2/3 trombones, 4 reeds). You also get all of the rewards from the $100 level.

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    • Physical Album
    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
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    • All Lead Sheets of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Big Band Arrangements of Original Songs (pdf)
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    Studio Visit!

    Hang out with us in the studio as we record the album! To accept this reward you must be available on Friday, August 23, 2019 and provide your own transportation and housing, if necessary. You also get all the rewards at the $150 level.

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    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
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    • All Lead Sheets of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Big Band Arrangements of Original Songs (pdf)
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    Transcription: "Five O'Clock Whistle"

    Do you wish there were more 1930s/40s big band tracks you could hear live? At this level, I will transcribe/adapt this recording and donate the work to Heritage Sounds! I revived many charts for the Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, and Lionel Hampton projects, and with no campaign in 2019, we can still bring a few tunes back to life. Choose "Five O'Clock Whistle," and you can hear this Duke Ellington/Ivie Anderson number performed in December by the Lindy Focus All-Star Orchestra!

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    • Digital Album
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    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
    • Custom Ornament
    • All Lead Sheets of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Big Band Arrangements of Original Songs (pdf)
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    Custom Ornament

    A custom hanging ornament, based on artwork being created for the album: a winter night, a crescent moon, people dancing in a home with a cozy glow. You also get the button and a CD!

    Includes:
    • Digital Album
    • Physical Album
    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
    • Custom Ornament
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    "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street"

    Do you wish there were more 1930s/40s big band tracks you could hear live? At this level, I will transcribe/adapt this recording and donate the work to Heritage Sounds! I revived many charts for the Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, and Lionel Hampton projects, and with no campaign in 2019, we can still bring a few tunes back to life. Choose "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street," and you can hear this Duke Ellington/Ivie Anderson number performed in December by the Lindy Focus All-Star Orchestra!

    Includes:
    • Digital Album
    • Physical Album
    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
    • Custom Ornament
    • All Lead Sheets of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Big Band Arrangements of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Name in Liner Notes
    • Transcription of Big Band Chart
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    "Otto, Make That Riff Staccato"

    Do you wish there were more 1930s/40s big band tracks you could hear live? At this level, I will transcribe/adapt this recording and donate the work to Heritage Sounds! I revived many charts for the Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, and Lionel Hampton projects, and with no campaign in 2019, we can still bring a few tunes back to life. Choose "Otto, Make That Riff Staccato," and you can hear this Duke Ellington/Ivie Anderson number performed in December by the Lindy Focus All-Star Orchestra!

    Includes:
    • Digital Album
    • Physical Album
    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
    • Custom Ornament
    • All Lead Sheets of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Big Band Arrangements of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Name in Liner Notes
    • Transcription of Big Band Chart
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    "So Far, So Good"

    Do you wish there were more 1930s/40s big band tracks you could hear live? At this level, I will transcribe/adapt this recording and donate the work to Heritage Sounds! I revived many charts for the Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, and Lionel Hampton projects, and with no campaign in 2019, we can still bring a few tunes back to life. Choose "So Far, So Good" and you can hear this Duke Ellington/Ivie Anderson number performed in December by the Lindy Focus All-Star Orchestra!

    Includes:
    • Digital Album
    • Physical Album
    • Button: "Keenan McKenzie & The Riffers"
    • Custom Ornament
    • All Lead Sheets of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Big Band Arrangements of Original Songs (pdf)
    • Name in Liner Notes
    • Transcription of Big Band Chart
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