Hawaii Friends CD Project

$4,405 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 9 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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Hello all,
We spent two amazing days in the recording studio last week & recorded several versions of 12 new songs.
The music of mostly originals with a few covers to boot sounded fantastic. Will be dubbing some sax and vocals soon then ready to start mixing.
Mahalo.
Deems
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Hello friends/supporters,
We will be in the recording studio later this month to start tracking the new material.
Dave Yamasaki, Steve Bader, Owen Matsui, Fred Li, & I are all fired up to get going on our album, it will be special for sure.
Thanks for all the love, Mahalo.
Deems & Friends
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Hello friends/supporters,
We had a very successful weekend of rehearsals in Honolulu this past few days and have 20 new songs ready to record. The plan is to pare it down to 15 and keep the 10 best for the new release. It will be a mix of originals and covers-we are all fired up for sure.
Regards,
Deems & Friends
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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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