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The Meeting LA is a jazz/fusion recording project by Leo Vigil, Baba Elefante, Ron Kobayashi and John Heussenstamm.
The Meeting LA is a jazz/fusion recording project by Leo Vigil, Baba Elefante, Ron Kobayashi and John Heussenstamm.
47 backers pledged $2,705 to help bring this project to life.

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THE MEETING
Fusion/Jazz Quartet, www.themeeting.la

The band members:
Leo Vigil, Drums (facebook)
Baba Elefante, Bass (facebook)
Ron Kobayashi, Keyboards (facebook)
John Heussenstamm, Guitar (facebook)


THE MEETING LA

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, virtuoso drummer Leo Vigil headed to LA looking for musicians to play his brand of jazz, rock-fusion. He searched the clubs and through word-of-mouth over a period of time he found the collaborators he was looking for. Which brings us to The Meeting with bassist Baba Elefante (Roy Hargrove, Pete Christlieb, Justo Almario, Eric Marienthal, Albert Wing and Brandon Fields, Patrick Moraz of Yes, Lee Osker of “War”), keyboardist Ron Kobayashi (Mel Tormé, Margaret Whiting, Tom Scott, Peter Frampton, Herb Jeffries, Tim Weisberg, Eric Marienthal, Jules Day, Peter White, Kenny Burrell, Bill Watrous, Teddy Edwards, Pete Christlieb and Paula Kelly Jr. and the Modernaires) and guitarist John Heussenstamm (Deniece Williams, Surf Punks, Innocent Bystanders, Kofi Baker, Alan Diaz, Tom Fowler, Jimmy Haslip, John Heard, Vail Johnson, Lester McFarland, Vernon Porter).

All tunes written by THE MEETING (Vigil, Elefante, Kobayashi, Heussenstamm).

Listen to track 6, Inner Freedom: 


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Risks and challenges

We have recorded the songs and will be sharing them with our Kickstarter community over the next few weeks. The creative and recording work is done! The risks of completion are very low. We're looking forward to funding the initial pressing of this album!

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    The Album

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    The Shirt

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    The Listen

    John comes to your house to listen to the album on your stero (California only).

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    The Executive Producer

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    The House Party

    The Meeting comes to your house and performs the entire album for you and your friends, live. (California only).

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    The Host

    You're the honorary host of the album's release party, produced by The Meeting. Includes live performance and your own guest list of 45 people (US Only).

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