CASSIO VIANNA JAZZ ORCHESTRA - New CD Project!

Help me finalize my next CD! 

Last March, my jazz big band entered the Lange Studios (WA) to record our second album of my original jazz compositions. In collaboration with 18 (and counting!) outstanding jazz musicians from the Pacific Northwest, the Cassio Vianna Jazz Orchestra recorded half of the album in March; now I need your help to finalize the recording in a few months! 

A jazz ensemble CD is a very big, costly endeavor; but as a composer, performer, and educator, I have witnessed countless times the impact that this music makes in people's lives. I have also been approached by so many people who have a passion for jazz big band music: listeners, music educators, performers, fans who understand the historical and artistic value of this exciting American art form. I have many stories to tell through my music, and if you believe in my work, please consider supporting this project!


$2,181 (30.3% of funding goal of $7,200)  
(This amount will allow us to complete the final steps of this recording project; it will NOT reimburse the project's previous costs) 

 

Make sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more information.
Thank you very much for your support!

Purchase one of the following bundles to support this project!

Bundle 1: The Supporter
  • Bundle 1: The Supporter

Bundle 1: The Supporter

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Bundle 1: The Supporter

Please choose a price: $ USD ($25.00 or more)

Please pay at least $25.00

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$25.00

Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release. Shipping included within the U.S.

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Bundle 2: The Jazz Band Fan
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Bundle 2: The Jazz Band Fan

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$35.00

Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release. PLUS: Digital download of the CD "Infância," by the Cassio Vianna Jazz Orchestra (2017)

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Bundle 3: The Song Lover
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Bundle 3: The Song Lover

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$35.00

Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release. PLUS: Digital download of CD Letters to Grace: A Song Cycle (Cassio Vianna, 2011)

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Bundle 4: The Fellow Composer
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Bundle 4: The Fellow Composer

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$50.00

WHAT YOU GET: 1) Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release (U.S. shipping included).
2) One study score (pdf) of your favorite track from the new album, to be delivered as a pdf file after the CD release.

(Expected CD shipping: Dec. 2024.)

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Bundle 5: The Fellow Band Director
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Bundle 5: The Fellow Band Director

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$100.00

WHAT YOU GET: 1) Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release. 2) the full big band arrangement (score and parts in pdf format) of your favorite track, to be selected after the CD release.

(Expected CD shipping: Dec. 2024)

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Bundle 6 - The Faithful Supporter
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Bundle 6 - The Faithful Supporter

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$150.00

WHAT YOU GET: 1) Album pre-order. Receive a signed copy of the CD before its official release. 2) Your name acknowledged on the CD liner notes; 3) A signed copy of the music score of your favorite track!

(Expected CD shipping: Dec. 2024).

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Bundle 7: The Super Fan
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Bundle 7: The Super Fan

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$250.00

WHAT YOU GET: 1)Album pre-order. Receive a signed copy of the CD before its official release. 2) your name acknowledged on the CD liner notes; 3) an individual Zoom listening session with you, before the CD release 4) a signed copy of a music score of your choice from the CD.

(Expected CD shipping: Dec. 2024).

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Bundle 8: The Inspiration
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Bundle 8: The Inspiration

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$500.00

WHAT YOU GET: 1) Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release. 2) your name acknowledged on the CD liner notes 3) a Zoom listening session with you before the CD release. 4) I will write a tune dedicated to you, record it and post it on Youtube!

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Bundle 9: The Executive Producer! (limited to two backers)
  • Bundle 9: The Executive Producer! (limited to two backers)

Bundle 9: The Executive Producer! (limited to two backers)

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$2,000.00

WHAT YOU GET: 1) Album pre-order. Receive the CD before its official release. 2) your name acknowledged as the Executive Producer of the album! 3) a Zoom listening session with you before the CD release. 4) I will write a tune dedicated to you, record it and post it on Youtube!

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FAQ

1 - What type of music are you recording?
Instrumental, jazz big band music. My writing is heavily influenced by Brazilian music (the video above is a good example), but there will be a variety of styles, include straight-ahead jazz.

2 - Have you already recorded the CD?
Only half of it! We recorded about 25 minutes of music in March, 2024. I am now writing more compositions to record the 2nd half.

3 - When are you recording the 2nd half of the CD?
Our next (and last) recording session is scheduled for August, 2024. After that, we will move to the next steps of the production (mixing, mastering, printing).

4 - When do you plan to release the CD?
Our goal is to release it sometime between December 2024 and January 2025.

5 - Who are the musicians collaborating in this project?
In the first recording session we had Tom Bergeron, Mark Taylor, Alexey Nikolaev, Kareem Kandi, Kate Olson (saxophones); Andy Omdahl, Michael Van Bebber, Keith Karns, Carter Eng (trumpets); Nathan Vetter, Conner Eisenmenger, Ryan Wagner, Nelson Bell (trombones); David Joyner (piano), Brian Monroney (guitar), Clipper Anderson (acoustic bass), Wagner Trindade (electric bass), and Mark Ivester (drums).     

6 - How can I contribute to your project?
You can contribute to this project: a) by purchasing a bundle; b) by sharing this campaign with your friends!

7 - What if I want to make a larger donation, but I'm not interested in getting extra perks?
You may simply purchase bundle 1 and add your contribution amount at check out. Bundle 1 allows to you to set any price above $25.  

8 - How will I know if you've reached your funding goal?
Weekly updates on the crowdfunding funding will be posted on this page, as well as on the blog. Updates will include funding information, news about the project, insight into the composition and recording process, etc. You may also sign up for our mailing list to receive these updates in your email!  

9 - How long will this campaign last?
Our next recording is set for the week of August 13, 2024; so our hope is to reach our goal by the end of July. Of course, the sooner, the better!

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