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TRI-FI is back with a set of new, original jazz written by all three of us - and we need your help!
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For 10 years we have been recording and performing together as TRI-FI. 10! T-E-N. 10!

That's kind of crazy and really pretty awesome as far as we're concerned. So to celebrate the event, we have a new recording of original music in the works we'd like to share with you! But…we need your help!

We've got some music "in the can" as they say - recorded in May of this year. We feel it's some of our strongest writing and playing as a trio yet. We really want to release the album ourselves as we've done in the past, and we need to raise a bit of money to finish the project.

Doing a recording right takes money:

  • Recording Studio
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Artwork
  • CD replication and delivery
  • Publicity
  • Psychotherapy (We have been together for 10 years. It happens…)

So why the rush? We really want to have this project finished in time for a release in early 2014 - the official 10-year anniversary of our first album. But more importantly we thought it would be really cool to have special Kickstarter copies ready to be delivered to you for Christmas! Why? Because who doesn't like getting presents in the mail for Christmas?! Plus we know we could all use help with Christmas shopping for that certain someone who has everything.

Oh, and we've also got special goodies for anyone who joins in…

  • instant MP3 samples from the CD
  • sneak peeks at cover artwork
  • photos and out-takes from the session

Please help us reach our goal in time by pre-ordering some music.

Kickstarter is an amazing and powerful crowd-funding tool that lets you directly affect projects you feel passionate about - projects that might never happen without real financial backing - and crowd-funding makes your support personal. How amazing is that?

It's "all or nothing" here on Kickstarter. A project has to be 100% funded or no money changes hands. That's cool for you because it takes the fear out of putting your money into a half-funded project that may or may not happen. Try getting that kind of confidence from the stock market!

We've set the goal for an amount that will get the project completed and delivered on schedule. But we have to reach our goal. Period.

Thank you for helping to make the music happen. And as always - thanks for listening!

The TRI-FI Guys
Matthew, Keith & Phil

UPDATE!

We've been getting a lot of comments about the blooper reel that we posted on the "Updates" page. The number one comment was that we need to post this on the home page where everyone can see it! So, by popular demand, here it is. Some of the outtakes from the making of our Kickstarter video ;-)

Risks and challenges

We've been down this road before. This is our 5th album as TRI-FI. We've been through the process of writing, recording, mixing, mastering, pressing, distributing - and we know what it costs. We've set a budget for what we need to finish and deliver on time. Thanks for your help!

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    PRE-RELEASE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ---

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    PRE-RELEASE CD ---

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    HD AUDIO --- Audiophiles this is for you! Get an HD download of the new album PLUS a CD-quality download (digital artwork included). As we did with our two most recent albums, we're offering a 24bit 88.2K download of the new album.

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    PLAYALONG PACK --- Get PDFs of all the charts we used at the session plus get a signed copy of the new CD. It's much more fun when you can follow along.

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    A PAIR OF PRE-RELEASE CDS --- Get two signed copies of the new CD a month before the official release! One for you and one to share!

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    PRE-RELEASE CD &
    DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF OUR PREVIOUS 4 CDs ---

    Get a signed copy of the new CD a month before the official release. Plus you'll get CD-quality digital copies of all of our previous albums. That's a lot of listening!

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    HD AUDIO COLLECTION --- Audiophiles this is for you! Get an HD download of the new album PLUS HD downloads of our previous 2 albums (TRI-FI 3 and A TRI-FI Christmas) PLUS a CD-quality download of the new album (digital artwork is included with all of our downloads). As we did with our two most recent albums, we're offering a 24bit 88.2K download of the new album. With this package you'll have the whole collection of our HD audio offerings.

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    THE 5 PACK - PICK ANY 5 CDs ---

    You can get 5 copies of the new album, or mix and match from our whole catalog. A few copies of the new album, a few of our previous CDs...

    We'll be delivering in time for Christmas, so they would make excellent stocking stuffers!

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    THE 10 PACK - PICK ANY 10 CDs --- You can get 10 copies of the new album, or mix and match from our whole catalog. A few copies of the new album, a few of our previous CDs...

    We'll be delivering in time for Christmas, so they would make excellent stocking stuffers! You can get all your Christmas shopping done in one go!

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    TRI-FI 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PHOTO BOOK & A PRE-RELEASE CD --- Back by popular demand, we will again be offering a beautiful photo book. Ten years of touring together has spawned a TON of photos! We have selected our favorite memories to share with you, complete with funny anecdotes from the three of us. You will also receive a signed copy of our newest CD.

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    PRIVATE LESSON, TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PHOTO BOOK, DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF OUR ENTIRE CATALOG & PRE-RELEASE CD ---

    Get a signed copy of the new CD a month before the official release, digital downloads of our previous four CDs, and the ten year anniversary photo book. Plus you'll get a one-hour lesson with TRI-FI – choose a member or choose all three at the same time! The lesson can happen in person if you're in the area or online (Skype) if you're far away.

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    HOUSE CONCERT! --- Have Tri-Fi invade your personal space with an in-home appearance and performance. Impress your friends, impress your neighbors! (Travel expenses not included) Oh, and it goes without saying that you will receive a signed copy of the new CD.

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