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Dear friends, 

My name is Peter Slavov and I have been playing music for most of my life.

Music has been good to me: I've traveled the world performing as a sideman with incredible artists like Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones and many others. 

I've been part of award-winning ensembles and have been featured on many celebrated recordings, one of them nominated for a Grammy award. 

But here's the thing:

I've never recorded an album of my own.

There are many reasons why that hasn't happened so far, none of them artistic...but I'll come back to those reasons later. 

The Music and the stories

I've been writing music since I can remember and I've always felt that a good piece of music tells a story. Music, especially instrumental music, is an abstract art, and the story it tells may be different to different people. 

My idea for this album is to tell my stories, the ones that inspired the music and the titles: dreams, personal experiences, books that I read. 

Each piece on the album will be accompanied by a written little story about what inspired it and what it represents for me, the composer.Hence, Little Stories.

The musicians I've chosen to convey these stories are some of my favorite players on the New York jazz scene. In addition to the traditional jazz piano trio and quartet formats, the music will feature a classical string quartet, bass clarinet, and voice. 

(...and back to) Why I Need Your Support

As you probably already know, in the past 10-15 years the reality of the "music business"  changed dramatically, especially for independent artists such as myself. In the era of Spotify, sales and revenues are down, and record labels are rarely signing new artists...

But one thing remains constant:

Recording and releasing an album is a very expensive endeavor. And, since I'm doing this on my own...

Without a record label and its infrastructure behind me, I have to pay for: studio time, musicians' fees, mixing, mastering, publicity, printing, cover art and more...the expenses for a decent, no-compromise record are in the tens of thousands of dollars.

I have, in fact already recorded some of the music (you can hear excerpts in the promotional video I've posted), but

I still need your help to finish the album. 

I would like to invite you to be part of this project by pre-ordering the album, or choosing between the different reward options I'm offering: signed copies, lessons, sheet music, and much more. Please consider supporting and joining me to help my debut album come to life. 

We have one month to do this!

If I don't reach the stated goal, the album won't get funded.

Without your help, and in this current environment, this album wouldn't be possible. So please consider pledging if you can!

Thank you!

Peter Slavov

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