Harlem Quartet's New Album Project

Dear Friends:


We are heading back into the studio to record our next album, and to make this exciting project come to life we need you! 


Just like our world, our new album is conceived to illustrate the cross-pollination of musical ideas between the European classical tradition and world music. Claude Debussy’s String Quartet was influenced by the Indonesian Gamelan which he heard in Paris, and some years later his impressionistic style went on to have a profound influence on an emerging American genre, known today as Jazz. In turn, Debussy himself was inspired by the Ragtime idiom when it made its way to Europe in the early 1900’s, and he was the first classical composer to incorporate it into his works. William Bolcom embraced Ragtime music as well, and in his own very personal way he honored the genre with a great sense of humor. Dizzy Gillespie, a pioneer of the modern jazz movement, utilized harmonic elements traceable directly to Debussy. Guaguanco is an African dance brought by African slaves to Cuba. Parallel to the birth of early Jazz in New Orleans with the Ragtime influence, early Cuban music also gestated from the confluence of European an African roots. Like Debussy, Guido Gavilan’s Guaguanco takes non-western musical ideas and successfully transfers them to western instruments.


The costs we need to cover include: engineering, editing, album production and artwork, and HD video production. Every contribution will help and as a thank you for joining us on this project, we’d like to gift you in return upon request:


$15 and more - Downloadable link to our unreleased recording arrangement of My Funny Valentine

$25 -  A social media shoutout; plus the above

$50 - Signed CD from our already listed discography; plus all of the above

$100 - Signed new release CD; plus all of the above

$250 - 2 complimentary tickets to an HQ concert near you; plus all of the above
 
$500 - Backstage Skype access or coaching via Skype, your choice; plus all of the above

$1,000 - Live coaching or dinner; plus all of the above

$5,000 - Your name listed as a sponsor in our album; plus all of the above

$10,000 -  A private performance in your home or on a series in the continental U.S. & Puerto Rico; plus all of the above
 

Donations

  • Anne Abouchar 
    • $250 
    • 15 mos
  • Rees Ward 
    • $10 
    • 15 mos
  • Paula Corley 
    • $20 
    • 15 mos
  • Paul Kim 
    • $25 
    • 15 mos
  • FRANCINE KAY 
    • $30 
    • 15 mos
See all

Organizer

Harlem Quartet 
Organizer
New York, NY
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