Hawaii Friends CD Project

$4,195 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 5 months
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 supporters-FYI,
We are about done w/ pre-production, 10 new songs have been emailed to my 'Friends Band' in Hawaii with another batch of new tunes going out this week. I'll be rehearsing in Honolulu in Feb and through the springtime and will pick the 15 best tunes to record starting sometime in June or so, will keep 10-12 songs for the new CD which has yet to be titled...
Once again-Thank you for your generosity and love.
Deems
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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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$4,195 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 5 months
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SB
$10
Sharon Bradley
6 days ago
SB
$20
Sharon Bradley
6 days ago
FW
$100
Frank Woon
1 month ago
KB
$200
Kevin Boyd
1 month ago
DU
$100
DEBORAH UNO
1 month ago
JS
$250
Jerry T Standal
2 months ago
GK
$50
gary kiyonaga
2 months ago
TA
$1,500
Tsutakawa Art Fund Account
4 months ago
KT
$50
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4 months ago
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