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Help send MG3 to Bucharest

$4,095 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 47 people in 9 months
Hey guys!

My jazz trio, MG3, has been accepted as finalists for Bucharest International Jazz Competition this year.  We are due to go in May, and holy crap, that is soon!!! 

Can I be honest with you? Even though we've worked really hard to raise money through events and special shows, after expenses, our total profit so far from fundraising is still under $1000. I am already coming out of pocket as much as possible for any additional expenses while we are there. The unfortunate news though is that if I can't raise enough to at least cover airfare for my band, then we probably will not be able to go.

Of course, we are grateful for the opportunity to give back, so be sure to check out our reward levels for downloads, CDs, shirts, pre-orders, and more!

It is very important for me to follow through, especially to those who have already donated to support this cause.  I am 100% committed and driven to make this happen. I want to represent Syracuse abroad, on an international stage, and bring well deserved attention to this city that we call home. It is something like this that can bring artists to the next level, without having to move away to a bigger city like LA or NYC.

Thank you for your consideration. Every little bit counts.

Love,
Melissa

p.s. In the spirit of full transparency, if we do not reach our goal and cannot to go Bucharest, I will put any funds raised by the band towards our debut album instead.
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Hi all!!! I have the best news ever! WE WON!!!

I am so eternally grateful to you for supporting us through this journey.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! <3

https://www.syracusenewtimes.com/syracuse-gardiner-mg3-international-jazz-competition/
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Hi all! It's almost time!!! We leave for Bucharest this week! You can keep tabs on us here: http://jazzcompetition.ro/

If you haven't received your reward level items yet, please know I plan to send out when we return, and if it's a CD preorder, I will send out as soon as those projects reach completion. I cannot thank you enough for your support. I am beyond grateful, and I can't wait to share our experiences with you when we get back!!!

Best,
Melissa and MG3
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Hi all! Who is planning to come to our show tomorrow?

MG3 at Maxwells
Thursday April 19, 7:30pm

If you donated to this campaign and plan to be there, let me know and I will put your name down on our guest list at the door! Also, if you signed up for the CD or t-shirt reward level, give me a heads up and I'll have your things all ready for you! If you didn't sign up but still would like to come and buy a CD or tshirt, I will have extras available for you! We also have some youth sizes for the kiddos!!

Tomorrow's event was originally planned to be a fundraiser for Bucharest costs, but since we reached our goal, the pressure is off! Although we will still have a suggested donation at the door, it will now go towards costs for the album that we plan to record when we return. Everyone who has donated to this campaign will already be on a special list for the event. You are our VIP guests and we welcome the opportunity to play some music for you!!!
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WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!! I am ecstatic to share that we have exceeded our goal!!! I have been absolutely blown away by your support and I cannot thank you all enough. YOU have made this possible for us. I am so excited to show you what we've been working on!

We want to say THANK YOU by inviting you to celebrate with us THIS THURSDAY, 7:30pm at Maxwells in Syracuse. Our special guest Willerm Delisfort will be coming here from NYC and we are going to play our Bucharest set for you. I hope you can make it!!

One of the reward levels is a PREORDER for our future CD (along with our MG3 Soulful Christmas album LIVE), so now that we've reached our goal for Bucharest, anything we raise above that will go towards expenses for our album, which we plan to record when we return from Bucharest.

Once again, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope to see you Thursday. Regardless, I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress. Now, on to the MUSIC! <3
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