Kickstarter Update ALMOST DONEE!!

Hi Everyone!  First off I would like to give a Huge thank you to everyone who has pledged to our Kickstarter campaign.  So many of of our family fans have spread the word and supported us in the past three weeks.  We are so grateful to you all!!

In case you have not heard about the project, below is the promo video.  I won’t explain it here, I’ll let the video and kickstart page explain the rest.

We met our goal in just 4 days.  You can still pledge to any level for the next few days.  The entire campaign ends on Saturday, March 9th at 12:07pm.  As we said in the video, this is our most ambitious project yet involving guest artists, 12-14 tracks and stepped up videography.  Every pledge will help us make this project a huge step forward for this band and make play beautiful album for you to be a part of.

Right now the track list is looking something like this:

Yankee Doodle Dandy, Pop Goes The Weasel, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Ring Around The Rosie, This Little Light Of Mine, Camptown Races, Rockaby Baby, Mob Song (Kill The Beast), Three Blind Mice, Home On The Range and You Are My Sunshine.

Please help spread the word in the last few days of our campaign!!!  Thank you again to every who has helped!!

This week I started rehearsing an arrangement I did of C-Jam Blues (in Bb) for a Middle School Honor Band that I work with.  I wrote my own arrangement because I was frustrated with the quality of beginning jazz charts.  Just because it has to be simpler doesn’t mean it can’t contain great teaching tools.  I included the final two choruses of shout section so that the kids get a taste of the actual Duke arrangement.  I am really looking forward to working with them on the and playing it with em!

Here is a video I have been digging the past week.  Sefan Harris is playing amazingly on ‘Searching’

Also, I’ve added tracks from between the lines to youtube:

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About danwhitemusic

Dan White is and artist whose music has two distinct, yet interwoven concepts: This logic is clearly displayed in Between The Lines (March 2011). White has a deep respect for acoustic Jazz, but he is also is driven to explore uncharted territory: Playing music that cannot be defined or pigeonholed. Both sides of his music create a synergy effect: the tradition of America's classical music helps build the foundation from which he explores and experiments, while the experimentation gives way to more individuality. Music has played a large part in Dan's life since he was young. The saxophonist comes from a musical family: his grandfather a jazz bassist and music teacher, his uncle a music teacher, and four of his cousins are currently studying music. He grew up just north of Buffalo, New York, where he started playing piano at age eight, and saxophone at age nine. A few years later he got his first real taste of improvisation and composition. After hearing Joshua Redman in concert with his father, White was instantly hooked on the link between composition and improvisation. White states, "My music is an extension of my personality. I am influenced by many, and my goal is to merge these influences into refreshing and creative music that acknowledges the tradition that came before and progresses the art form."
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