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DjangoSphere CD project

$406 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 7 months
Hello friends and music lovers! I am asking for your help to bring my first fully professional CD to fruition at the tender age of 71! In January, after a fabulous week of music making with guitar great, Howard Alden, we went into the studio and recorded 8 sides. We also recorded our final show, and now it is time to collate, mix-down and master our work - requiring a major expense, that your support will help make a reality.

Completing this project will mean the world to this fiddle-playing septuagenarian, but it will also bring YOU some wonderful music!

This CD and fund-raising effort should be completed by Wed., May 16, when DjangoSphere will perform at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage for a CD release concert, and we plan to send out the CD to all backers in the week thereafter.

But Vancouver and B.C. Supporters should know a similar CD release will take place at Frankie’s Jazz Club on Sun., June 10, with guitarist Paul Pigat taking on the guitar chair. So BC contributors will have receive the CD then, and sent out the following week, or two.

If we are able to raise the full amount or more, I will use any funds over the cost of this recording to continue this ‘DjangoSphere’ project by recording another CD with other musicians of Howard Alden’s quality, starting with Paul Pigat, to expand the reach of these great compositions by Thelonious Sphere Monk and Jean ‘Django’ Reinhardt, the finest and most individual and idiosyncratic of composers.

Finally, the CDs we produce will also help fund the continuation of Point Richmond Jazz, the jazz violin concert series in PointRichmond, CA, and help me start a similar series of Jazz Violin concerts in Vancouver next fall. My gratitude for your support & participation in these projects, all meant to demonstrate the important place of the violin in jazz, cannot ever be fully expressed, except through the music! But here are a few 'rewards' you can take advantage of:

$5 - download of demo CD with Mark Holzinger on guitar (currently available)

$10 - download four videos of Howard Alden with Kit Eakle’s DjangoSphere PLUS download demo CD with Mark Holzinger (NOT Howard Alden.) 

$15 or more - download the new 'CD' with Howard Alden when completed PLUS download demo CD AND 4 videos.

$20 or more - download 4 videos, demo CD (currently available) and receive a hardcopy CD of Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere (sent by June 30 2018 - you pay postage).

$50 or more download 4 videos, demo CD (currently available) and receive a signed hardcopy CD of Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere on completion (sent by June 30 2018 - you pay postage or pick up at CD release concert)

$100 or more download COMPLETE DjangoSphere video collection, demo CD (currently available) AND receive a signed hardcopy CD of Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere on completion AND a signed copy of DjangoSphere demo with Mark Holzinger.
+ DOWNLOAD Kit's Djypsy Djazz Djambook
 AND:
Enter a draw for a ticket for EITHER - Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere concert at Freight and Salvage featuring Mark Holzinger on guitar, in Berkeley, California on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8 pm (two names to be drawn - if only two sign up before the concert date - You're in!)
OR 
A ticket to Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere concert at Frankies Jazz Club, featuring Paul Pigat, guitar, in Vancouver, BC, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8 pm (two names to be drawn - if only two sign up before the concert date - You're in!). 
OR
5 signed copies of the new Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere CD (by June 30 2018 - you pay postage or pick up at CD release)

$200 or more - all the above + enter a draw for TWO tickets to EITHER
- Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere concert at Freight and Salvage featuring Mark Holiznger on guitar, in Berkeley, California on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8 pm
OR
- Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere concert at Frankies Jazz Club, featuring Paul Pigat, guitar, in Vancouver, BC, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8 pm.
OR
10 signed copies of the new Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere CD (by June 30 2018 - you pay postage, if needed).

$500 or more - If you are either in Vancouver, on Vancouver Island OR the San Francisco Bay area, have the Kit Eakle play violin with you, your group or your friends at a private event or gig at a mutually agreeable time when Kit is in your area (SF - Jan - May; in BC, June thru November) + a signed CD once completed (by June 30, 2018 - you pay postage, if needed),
OR 
Attend Kit Eakle's 6 week course on the History of Jazz Violin in Vancouver in September 2018 at downtown Vancouver SFU (Vancouver area BC supporters only) + a signed CD once completed (by June 30, 2018 - you pay postage, if needed).
OR
Receive a SEASON'S ticket for the 2018-19 Point Richmond Jazz concert series (8 concerts - see http://prjazz.org) on the 4th Friday of every month, October 2018 - May 2019. (California supporters only)+ a signed CD once completed (by June 30, 2018 - you pay postage, if needed).
OR
Receive  an hour long DVD of the best moments from Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere concerts at Old St. Hilary's in Tiburon, and Piedmont Piano in Oakland + a signed CD once completed (by June 30 2018 - you pay postage, if needed).

$1000 or more - download ALL DjangoSphere videos (Tiburon, Piedmont piano, Point Richmond Jazz form years past), demo CD (currently available) and receive a 10 signed hardcopy CDs of Howard Alden with Kit Eakle's DjangoSphere PLUS have the Kit Eakle trio play for your private party or event.

If NONE of these rewards suit you, feel free to ask for some other combination of these items you feel would be fair for your contribution level!

Thank you!
Kit Eakle
jazz violin
DjangoSphere 2018
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