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Flame Campaign: Jazz

$6,715 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 8 months

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30814796_152978547834424_r.jpegHi... My name is Darynn Dean and I love to sing!

I am currently a senior at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC), majoring in vocal performance and scheduled to graduate in May 2019. I'm excited realizing that soon I'll be moving on to my next journey; a career in music! I also feel a little nervous because I've been told that the music business can be a bit unpredictable - but I'm ready!!!

I love music... I love singing... and oh, I almost forgot to mention, I love singing classic Jazz.

Jazz for many is considered a "niche" music - not popular or relevant; especially with my generation. Most of my friends think jazz is music for parents, or even grandparents... but I see jazz as a national treasure. A true original American art form that inspires me, everyday, to express myself in my own personal way.

I've heard many people say, "Jazz is dead" - but I disagree!  Jazz is alive, and I'm passionate about keeping it vibrant and making new and exciting music with, and for my generation - and for YOU!

Of course, I'm committed to doing my part. My 2018 calendar includes a summer concert, senior recitals and a winter recording of a jazz classics CD; but I can't do it alone. Here's how you can help!

Flame Campaign: Jazz
Join the Flame Campaign: Jazz and become a "Keeper of the Flame" (KOTF). KOTF are advocates for the preservation of the rich legacy of jazz, and to supporting this generation's musicians, singers, arrangers, composers and producers. I would be honored if you'd consider joining me in the "Flame Campaign: Jazz".

Over the next 30 days, I'm looking to raise a minimum of $5,000. Donations will be used to assist in the establishment of a Flame Campaign organization, the completion of my degree in vocal performance from NEC, and to help fund the 2018 winter recording of my jazz classics CD. I have created a multi-tiered structure allowing for donations from $5.00 to $1,000, each with a designated reward. Let me share that information with you:

gofundme requires a minimum donation of a $5.00. Please donate, and in exchange I will send you two (2) songs, "Last Day of Summer" and "Tight", recorded at the Mayme Clayton Museum & Library in Los Angeles. Additional donor levels and rewards are listed below:

tiers           slots               donation                                                   reward                                                     

tier #1   (1000)       $5.00  -  $24.00           Flame Campaign lapel pin
tier #2     (100)     $25.00  -  $49.00           One (1) tickets to my 8/18/18 concert 
tier #3       (25)     $50.00  -  $99.00           "A Great Day in Harlem" reproduction 
tier #4       (50)   $100.00 - $499.00          Two (2) VIP passes to my winter 2018 recording
tier #5       (25)   $500.00 - $999.00          Female Jazz greats reproduction
tier #6         (5)          $1,000.00 +               Jazz icons sculpture + Exec Prod credit winter 2018 recording

*    for two tickets to the 8/18/18 concert simply make two (2) $25.00 - $49.00 donations
**  each tier receives it's reward and all lesser tier rewards
*** tips are not solicited by this campaign and go directly to gofundme. There is no requirement to tip.
simply click on "other" under amount and enter $0.00.  


Thank you in advance for joining me in this important mission. Your support means the world to me.
Together, we will keep jazz alive!
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Team Flame!

We are writing to report the great news that Phase #1, Flame Campaign: Jazz, was a overwhelming success! Thank you so much for your support and donations! We exceeded our goal of raising a min. $5,000 in 30 days and we couldn't have done it without each of you. So once again... THANKS!!!

For those who attended the 8/18/18 concert at Vitello's, I'm sure you'll agree, the concert was amazing! We had a full house and Darynn, the band, guest musicians and you, made this event most memorable. Darynn's set combined song, story, comedy and personality not usually seen in someone so young. We all had a great time!

Of course we incurred expenses associated with the 8/18/18 concert (musicians, collateral, photography, etc.) and we have taken care of those. The balance of the funds will be divided equally across the three (3) stated "use of funds" categories.

Phase #1 "use of funds" are:
1. Darynn's senior year at New England Conservatory
2. Darynn's live recording in Dec/Jan
3. Flame Campaign: Jazz administration

Darynn is back at New England Conservatory of Music starting her senior year. She will return to LA in December for winter break, and we will be recording "Flame Campaign: Jazz presents... Darynn Dean" at that time. Everyone is looking forward to celebrating the next step in her career; recording original and classic jazz content! We are also planning a very special event that I'm sure you're not gonna want to miss... stay tuned for more info!

Phase #2 is currently underway. We have assembled an amazing advisory board, who are bringing value, perspective and resource to Flame Campaign: Jazz! Our goals include hosting concerts, panels, seminars, workshops, etc on an continual basis. We will also provide tools, resource, advocacy and opportunity for Jazz artists, young and old! Updates will be avail at the Flame Campaign: Jazz website, which is currently under construction and will be ready in the coming weeks.

Please continue to support Flame Campaign: Jazz!

You can continue to donate, share and support
Flame Campaign: Jazz here at gofundme. Look for an updated page reflecting the new fundraising goals, stated "use of funds" and rewards (if any). Additionally, we will be posting a new video explaining next steps in detail!

Darynn personally thanked each of you for your support. Please watch the latest video to hear from
her directly!

Best!

Team Flame!


Flame Campaign: Jazz
"preserving the legacy of Jazz, and supporting young emerging Jazz artists"
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Flame Keepers!!!

Update time!

First of all, Flame Campaign: Jazz would like to thank you all for supporting Darynn, and the Flame Campaign: Jazz!

I am happy to announce that we are 80% complete
toward reaching our goal of raising a min. $5,000!!! Let's keep the donations coming during this last week, and push past our goal. Please share with family, friends and your network!

For all of you who have donated a min $25, you are
confirmed for the concert on Saturday, 8/18/18, 1:30pm showtime at Vitello's in Sherman Oaks, CA; doors open at 12pm, so feel free to come early and grab a bite to eat. The food at the restaurant is fantastic! Your tickets will be at will call at Vitello's. If someone is joining you, and they don't have a ticket yet, please have them make a donation of $25 and we will reserve their seat. We are happy to seat you together however, please don't wait too long as the venue has limited capacity and they will accommodate on a first come, first served basis.

Lastly, please click on the video for a quick personal thank you from Darynn!

See you Saturday!

Team Flame!
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Hey everybody!

Wanted to keep you up to speed on progress... I'm so excited to announce we are 25% complete toward our goal of raising $5,000. I have each of you to thank for this success. Only 8 days left before my concert at Vitello's in Sherman Oaks, CA. If you haven't gotten your ticket(s) yet, or if you have family and/or friends who would enjoy attending, please grab them before we sell out! For each ticket, simply donate a minimum $25, and we'll reserve your seat. I can't wait to see all of you there.

Please take a look at the attached video for my "personal touch" on the update!

All the best!

Darynn
Team Flame!
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Flame Keepers!!!

Just a note of celebration... The campaign is picking up steam everyday. We are on the verge of eclipsing $1,000 raised in 10 days. We have all of you to thank for the success thus far, so... Thank You!

On another note, Darynn is proud to announce the release of her 1st music video, "Last Day of Summer".
You should have received the free audio download of this song in response to your donation, but the video puts this song over the top. If you have time now, please click on the link and check out the video! Feel free to like, comment and most importantly, share with your network, family and friends!

This is what "keeping jazz alive" looks like for her generation! We love that you have decided to take
this ride with her, and the many young undiscovered jazz artists yet to come!

Thanks again,

Team Flame!



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