Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 12, 2011.

Update #4

Many thanks to the folks at Kickstarter...

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...for featuring us as a "New & Noteworthy project"!
http://www.kickstarter.com/discover/categories/music?ref=sidebar

Also, for those of you who have friends who might like this project, there's no better time to give than the present - if we can raise $3,299 more by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 25), members of The Jazz Gallery’s Board of Directors will contribute an additional $2,000 in a 2:1 matching pledge, which will put us over the 50% mark of our campaign goal by tomorrow! Please spread the word to anybody and everybody who you think may be interested.

Many thanks again for your continued support, and stay tuned for more soon!

Best Regards and Thanks,
The Jazz Gallery Crew


Update #3

The Woodshed Achieves 20% Funding; Artists Add More Support; Jazz Gallery Board Offers Matching Challenge!

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Hi Everyone:

We are excited about new opportunities this week. We have achieved, and surpassed, pledges totaling 20% of our goal!  Artists continue to lend their support by offering benefits for backers, and a new video featuring Jen Shyu is now available. In the coming weeks additional videos will feature artists such as Gretchen Parlato, Vijay Iyer, and more. Thanks to all of you who have already pledged support for your commitment to The Woodshed project to underwrite free rehearsal space for jazz musicians.

For those of you who like our project but haven’t yet pledged, here’s a good reason to do so now:

Starting at 5:30  p.m. tonight, Thursday July 21, through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday July 25 The Jazz Gallery’s Board of Directors is offering up to $2,000 in a 2:1 matching pledge. That means if we receive $4,000 in pledges by the Tuesday July 25th deadline, our board will add $2,000 – helping us to achieve or exceed 50% of our goal by Tuesday! Please GIve Now! If you have given already, thank you – and please spread the word to your friends.

Many thanks in advance for your continued support!

 

 


Update #2

The Woodshed at The Jazz Gallery Week 2- Why We're Doing It

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Hello!

To all of you supporting “The Woodshed at The Jazz Gallery”, THANK YOU!  We have passed the 15% funded mark – and we couldn’t have done that without you.  With only 24 days to go, we encourage all of you to tell your friends about our project.  Our goal for this week is to pass the 50% mark - that means raising at least $5,900 more by Sunday July 24th.

As the week unfolds, we will roll out new benefits, and we will continue to post new artists’ videos expressing the importance of our project to offer free rehearsal space for jazz musicians in New York.

This idea for The Woodshed started simmering about 2 years ago.  We noticed that musicians who play at The Jazz Gallery were calling us to see if they could rehearse in our space when it wasn’t in use; sometimes they needed a piano, sometimes they wanted a space to accommodate a large band, and sometimes, they just needed a central location to pull the members of their band together.  At the same time, we began feeling that our space was under-utilized – there were so many hours in each week when our space was “dark”. Then, as our new commissioning residency program unfolded last season, we really saw the importance of providing a space that musicians could use as a laboratory for new ideas - not just when they performed (that has been happening at The Gallery for 16+ years) but also as they developed and rehearsed their new work.

So we started asking musicians what would work for them, and we realized that the only way to make this project successful is to make the space available to the artists for free. As E.J. Strickland expressed in our project video: “There’s a lot of rehearsal spaces out there but they charge a lot of money, and we don’t always have that money.”  And, in the words of Jen Shyu: “That’s what this Kickstarter is for.”

So, to all our backers - thanks for supporting us this past week.  And, for those of you who are considering lending your support to “The Woodshed at The Jazz Gallery”, we are happy to post Jaleel Shaw’s video about just how important this project is. Please watch it!

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John Ellis on The Jazz Gallery and The Woodshed

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Hear what Composer/Saxophonist John Ellis has to say about his residency this past April at The Jazz Gallery, and the value of free rehearsal space.

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