Oscar's New CD/Cicily's Cancer Fund
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:
It will be an amazing feeling to turn around and write a check that will help out a great person in a tough spot.
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.
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.
-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...