We are Erica Seguine and Shan Baker, and we’re inviting you to be involved in the process of recording our jazz orchestra’s debut album.!
The Erica Seguine & Shan Baker Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2011, and we have been performing in New York City and the surrounding areas ever since. During that time we developed our sound as composers and as an ensemble. Our debut album has been long in the making and it is finally time to record this music the right way!
We will be recording August 28th and 29th. Our album will be produced by multi-Grammy-nominated composer and bandleader Darcy James Argue and will be filled with all original compositions by both of us. It also will feature some of the best musicians in NYC. Multiple Grammy-award winning engineer Brian Montgomery will be with us in the studio. Brian has worked with Paul McCartney, Esperanza Spalding, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck, the Gil Evans Project, and many others. We are excited to have both Darcy and Brian on board!
Recording a jazz orchestra album is a not only a humongous but also an extremely expensive endeavor. This recording will involve 20 musicians, two days in the recording studio, rehearsals, a producer, engineer, videographer, graphic designer, editing, mixing, mastering, a publicist… and more!
We can’t do it alone, so we are asking for your help. Every dollar raised will go directly to the creation of this album. After you donate, please consider sharing our fundraiser and video to help out even more! We will be posting videos and updates of our progress before and during the recording session so you can watch the process unfold.
Here are some great incentives to encourage you to get involved:
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$15 Receive a Digital Download of the Erica Seguine/Shan Baker Jazz Orchestra’s debut album (estimated release some point in 2020) $35 -A digital download of any study score from the album -A digital download of the complete album
$50 Receive a signed physical copy (CD) of the ESSBJO’s debut album (release date TBA)
$100 -Digital download of the score and parts for one composition of your choosing (PDF) -Digital download of ESSBJO’s debut album $150 -Receive a one-hour composition lesson via Skype! Feel free to bring in what you’ve been writing, brainstorm ideas on composition, or we can check out some scores of your choice or some from our favorite composers. -A digital download of the ESSBJO’s debut album
$200 -Digital Download of the complete study scores from the album (PDF) -Digital download of ESSBJO’s debut album
$500 -Complete set of digital scores and parts from the album (PDF) -Digital download of ESSBJO’s debut album
$600 or more -A beautifully bound hard copy of the complete study scores from the album mailed to you -A signed physical copy (CD) of ESSBJO’s debut album
$1,000 or more -Coffee with the composers! Meet Erica and Shan in NYC, drink copious amounts of coffee (or tea, or juice…), pick our brains, share cat pictures, get to know each other… etc -2 complimentary tickets to the CD release concert in NYC -Receive a signed physical copy of the CD! -Be acknowledged in the liner notes of our album with sincere gratitude
$2,500 or more -An Executive Producer credit on our album -The option to observe a pre-recording rehearsal (Aug 26th or 27th) in person (travel/lodging to NYC not included) -2 complimentary tickets to the CD release concert in NYC -Receive PDFs of the complete study scores from the album -Receive a signed physical copy of the CD
$5,000 or more -Join us in the recording studio (Aug 28th and 29th) to watch the creative process unfold live! (lodging/travel not included) -An Executive Producer credit on our album -Receive a hard or digital (your choice) copy of the complete set of the scores for every song on the album - you can follow along as we’re recording! -A signed physical copy of the CD! -2 complimentary tickets to the CD release concert in NYC -Receive our most sincere thanks!
****Note: After you donate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I know where to send your rewards. Please let me know which rewards you would like - you may choose any reward at or below your donation amount. Please include a mailing address if you are receiving physical CDs or scores.**** If you are donating $1000 or more and wish to donate via a fiscal sponsor, please contact us.