Oscar's New CD/Cicily's Cancer Fund

$1,165 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 21 months
Thank you all for taking the time to check out this project. The purpose for this pre-sale campaign is two-fold:

Part 1:

My latest CD, “Prepare a Place for Me” will be released on October 13th on Myna Records. This is my third recording project as a leader and it needs a final push! This is your chance to order the CD through a pre-sale. 

This new quartet features an exceptional lineup of jazz musicians on the New York scene: Bruce Williams on saxophones, Thomson Kneeland on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums. 


BUT MORE IMPORTANT THAN A NEW CD IS:
(And this is Part 2...)

Cancer is a disease that affects every person in the world. If you think about it, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer, whether directly, family or a friend. My family is no stranger to its long lasting effects. 

The plan was to donate a portion of each pledge towards cancer research, but a few weeks ago we received news that changed things. A good friend of ours, Cicily Janus, who is a published author, dedicated music promoter and mother of three young girls has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). A portion of each pledge will be going towards her medical treatment and help in taking care of her children. This is an opportunity to help someone directly.


Check out her FB page here: 
https://www.facebook.com/cicily.janus

It will be an amazing feeling to turn around and write a check that will help out a great person in a tough spot.
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Your direct pledge will help the following:

1) Funding the artwork, graphic design and replication of the CD.

2) Funding a publicist to run a press and radio campaign. Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications has agreed to help us out with this huge undertaking. 

3) Contributing towards Cicily's Cancer Fund.

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Thanks for reading this far. Please show your support and check out the cool rewards provided for anyone who contributes. Every pledge guarantees a digital download of the new CD and contribution towards Cicily's Fund. If you pledge more or a different amount altogether, more will go towards both endeavors. 

Rewards include:
-The CD in digital download or physical copy
-Past CDs and Autographed CDs
-Tickets to one of two CD Release Concerts
(Oct 8th at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ or
Oct 26th at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC) 

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about this project or for more ways to get involved. 

Check out these videos of the recording:



Thanks again! And good luck to all of us... 

Best,
Oscar
www.oscarperezmusic.com
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Update 5
Posted by Oscar Perez
18 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who contributed so far.You can still pre-order the CD and get an advance copy! And don't forget!
This Thursday: NJ CD Release Concert
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Update 4
Posted by Oscar Perez
19 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered the CD and given to help Cicily! Advance copies go out this week!
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Update 3
Posted by Oscar Perez
21 months ago
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Good afternoon! I am raising money through a pre-sale of my new CD to help a friend who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Please read and share. Thanks so much! NEW CD features Bruce Williams, Thomson Kneeland and Alvester Garnett.
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Update 2
Posted by Oscar Perez
21 months ago
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Good morning! I am raising money through a pre-sale of my new CD to help a friend who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Please read and share. Thanks so much! NEW CD features Bruce Williams, Thomson Kneeland and Alvester Garnett
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$1,165 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 21 months
Created July 15, 2015
GK
$25
Gloria Krolak
18 months ago
$25
Anonymous
18 months ago
MV
$35
Maria Vega
19 months ago
$25
Anonymous
19 months ago
$40
Stephen Shaw
19 months ago

Please extend my best wishes and prayers for recovery to Cicily. Thank you.

AC
$15
Adam Cogen
20 months ago
JC
$50
Jeffrey Cogen
20 months ago

Looking forward to the CD and hoping your friend is well - from Jeff and Kerry Cogen

JH
$35
Joanna Heller
20 months ago
RB
$100
Renee Alsarraf Brown
20 months ago
SS
$25
stephen schnall
21 months ago

Happy to help out for this cause, and we look forward to hearing your latest music!

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