My kickstarter project was featured as the Top Story for Tuesday, June 22, 2010 on oregonmusicnews.com: http://oregonmusicnews.com/blog/2010/06/22/mike-prigodich-gives-us-a-lesson-in-success
I became a cancer patient just over a year ago which motivated me to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a professional jazz musician. Inspired by Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France as a cancer survivor (we have the same oncologist, Dr. Craig Nichols, who convinced Lance Armstrong to start the LiveStrong Foundation), I started composing new music, started a jazz fusion band, started booking gigs, developed a fan base, and started working towards making my dreams a reality.
My next goal is to record my first album so that more people can hear the music I've been writing. I've written more than enough material. However, I don't have the financial means to fund the album production costs on my own. I'd like to raise funds to record my first album of my original jazz fusion instrumental compositions with my trio, the Melz, Prigodich, Erskine Group (MPEG) consisting of me (Mike Prigodich) on piano and keyboards, world-class bass virtuoso Damian Erskine, world-class drummer extraordinaire Reinhardt Melz, as well as various guest artists to be determined.
I estimate the studio time, audio engineer, mixing, mastering, producer, and musician session rates will cost around $10,000 for this project. Any additional funds raised beyond the goal of $10,000 will go towards album duplication, artwork, publicity and promotion, and other album-related marketing and production costs.
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