Hi, my name is Ed Linehan and I am fundraising for my life partner Synia Carroll to support her goal of recording and releasing her second jazz album in 2023. You may recall or even own a copy of Synia's first CD "Synia Carroll: Here's To You...", which garnered wide national attention and critical acclaim.
"Sarasota-based Synia Carroll is out with a gem of a debut recording. Here’s To You". Ken Franckling
"Wow...this is how it is supposed to sound." C. Michael Bailey - All About Jazz
"This album should spread the word about Synia Carroll beyond Sarasota." Joseph Lang - Jersey Jazz
The goal is for Synia to record the music this summer at a major New York/New Jersey studio with top-flight sound engineers and to release it nationally by late fall.
Synia will be collaborating with renowned composer, arranger, jazz pianist, and producer John di Martino. In addition to his own albums, John has led or co-lead recordings with Janis Siegel, Freddie Cole, Houston Person, Nicki Parrott, Ray Barretto, Raul Midon, Isaac Delgatto, Gloria Lynne, Bobby Sanabria and many others. Synia will also be guided in this effort by the amazing vocalist Catherine Russell.
Fundraising for Production Costs
Synia has been offered postproduction promotion support by a small jazz label in California, but the production costs remain all hers - an estimated +/- $15,000. She has recently received a $2,500 grant award from the Palladium in St. Petersburg as a member of their 2023 Creative Class of area artists. The grant is a great start.
This Go Fund Me campaign, together with other performance activities, is our major effort to raise the needed funds to make this second album a reality. Please do what you can to support Synia's goal. Here are some suggested giving levels and related benefits:
- $1,500+ - Executive Producer: Private Performance in Your Home/Venue, a signed copy of the New Album, and an Invitation for Two to the Album/CD Release Party
- $ 500+ - Producer: Four Tickets to a Future Synia Carroll Concert, a signed copy of the New Album, and an Invitation for Two to the Album/CD Release Party
- $ 100+ - Sponsor: Two Ticket to a Future Synia Carroll Concert, a signed copy of the New Album, and an Invitation for Two to the Album/CD Release Party
- $ 50+ - Donor: A signed copy of the New Album, and an Invitation for Two to the Album/CD Release Party
- $ 25+ - Friend: A signed copy of the New Album
All donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated!