Hawaii Friends CD Project

$3,465 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month
Our goal is to raise funds to record a new album in Hawaii, submit it and compete for a Grammy Nomination by The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. The band will be comprised of native residents of the Hawaiian Islands and myself, Deems Tsutakawa on keyboards.

The group consists of: David Yamasaki guitar, Steve Bader drums, Owen Matsui bass, Fred Li sax, & Keahi Conjugacion vocals. 

We were nominated in 2018 for Jazz Album of the Year and I was honored to perform at the awards this past May with Keahi.

The target date for the recording project is the Spring of 2019.

Each donation of $30 or more will receive a free CD of the new music.
For each donation of $1,000 or more Deems will reciprocate with a live performance at the donor's choice, certain restrictions apply, and the logistics must be mutually agreed upon. 
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Dear friends,

We are on track to meet our goal as although the GoFundMe PG says we are at a low number I rec' a substantial donation from a private source that went directly to the J-Town Records account. This puts us in position to get going on the new album project. We are all pumped up and have a lot of new material to record.

Thank you all for your support!

Deems & Friends
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Hello friends,
FYI-we are off to a good start with the Hawaii CD project and are at about 10% of the projected goal.
Once again-A BIG THANK YOU for your support!
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$3,465 of $15,000 goal

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KT
$50
Karolyn Thorn
8 days ago
PW
$100
Paula Wong
15 days ago
GT
$75
Gerry Tsutakawa
17 days ago
JT
$50
John Tsukamoto
22 days ago
SY
$100
Sara Yamasaki
23 days ago
$100
Margaret & Mike Mizumoto
23 days ago
SM
$50
Sharon Maeda
23 days ago
BT
$30
Bryon Tokunaga
23 days ago
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