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The Beatles Project

COME TOGETHER with John Daversa for the making of the new album, Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Music of THE BEATLES!

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A while ago, a good friend of mine asked me to write a “Daversafied” arrangement of a classic Beatles tune. I thought to myself, “wow, what a monumental challenge!” How do you take such classic material, remain reverent to the original intention and spirit of The Beatles, create a fresh vision with new twists and turns--and make it identifiably your own,--“Daversafy” it? The challenge intrigued me so much that I decided to create a full-length album for the big band. Let’s go!

I’ve since delved deep into the immensely rich Beatles catalog and fallen in love--as so many music lovers have. I’ve “reimagined” the music for the JD Big Band personalities and expanded the instrumentation to include tuba, bassoon, oboe, alto flute, piano, string section, a chorus of singers, and more—truly an expanded Large Jazz Ensemble! Vocalist Renee Olstead and spoken word artist, Katisse Buckingham will also join us on the album.

I would like to invite you to take this journey with us as we create, refine, and record this very special, extraordinary project. We ask for your pledges to bring this large undertaking to fruition.

So many of you have been such loyal supporters and I am eternally grateful. With your pledges you will receive exclusive updates, with pictures, videos, tracks, and more. We will make this a fun ride! We’ve also created a list of other exclusive items and experiences. Take a look—there is an abundance of cool things to get involved with!

By pledging, you’ll get the new album before anyone else, plus I’ll keep you in the loop throughout the entire creating, rehearsing, organizing, and recording experience.

This is not just another Beatles cover album. It oozes gratitude, integrity, humility, fun, reverence, freshness, love—all the while, keeping the spirit and personality of the JD Big Band, always pushing the music forward!

In addition, a portion of pledges will go to a great organization that is working to keep music education in our schools, Save the Music Foundation.

So please, join in the fun, its time to COME TOGETHER!

With IMMENSE Gratitude,
John Daversa

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10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Save The Music Foundation.

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AccessPass: Beatles Album DIGITAL

Beatles Album DIGITAL
$10
10.00
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Thanks for COMING TOGETHER! You’ll be the first people to hear the new record the very day it releases AND the PRE-RELEASE SINGLE one month before release! PLUS, ALL MY LOVING, exclusive backer updates, and more!

Signed CD

Signed CD
$25
25.00
All gone!

Get a shiny, SIGNED copy of the CD Kaleidoscope Eyes: The Music of THE BEATLES in your mailbox when it releases, PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads, AND Daversa stickers!

"COME TOGETHER" EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT

"COME TOGETHER" EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT
$22
22.00
Available

Fancy new T-shirt ONLY for pledgers signed by JD! PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

BEATLEMANIA Package

BEATLEMANIA Package
$44
44.00
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OH Darling! A special package that includes one SIGNED PHYSICAL COPY of the BRAND NEW CD, the “COME TOGETHER” EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT for a discounted price! PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

HELLO/GOODBYE - Personalized Ringtone

HELLO/GOODBYE - Personalized Ringtone
$15
15.00
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Get a Personalized Ring Tone from John embedded with an abundance of good vibes and intentions!

A TASTE OF HONEY - Tommy King's Cookies

A TASTE OF HONEY - Tommy King's Cookies
$22
22.00
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12 Cookies baked with love by Baker Tommy King, PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads, AND Daversa stickers!

DEAR PRUDENCE - Signed Sheet Music from Artful Joy

DEAR PRUDENCE - Signed Sheet Music from Artful Joy
$22
22.00
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Choose any song from Artful Joy and John will sign the sheet music to YOU. PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads. PLUS access to backer updates. PLUS, Daversa stickers.

I’VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS - Gene Coye Signed Sticks

I’VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS - Gene Coye Signed Sticks
$22
22.00
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Used drum sticks from the recording sessions signed by Gene Coye himself and the song name it was played on (Limit 9 total, one per track). PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

Dr. Seuss Reading by John

Dr. Seuss Reading by John
$55
55.00
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If you love Dr. Seuss, you’ve come to the right place!John will read your choice of Dr. Seuss stories and create a custom video for you.

GO TO HIM - Zane Carney Swag

GO TO HIM - Zane Carney Swag
$55
55.00
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Signed Zane Carney Poster, CD, and 2 tickets to a Zane Carney show, PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers!

HELLO LITTLE GIRL - Signed "Hara Angelina" by Hara

HELLO LITTLE GIRL - Signed "Hara Angelina" by Hara
$55
55.00
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Sheet music of “HARA ANGELINA” signed by Hara Angelina HERSELF. Hara, John’s 3 year old daughter, will sign a copy of her namesake composition just for you! PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

PAPERBACK WRITER [ARTFUL JOY] - Handwritten Sheet Music

PAPERBACK WRITER [ARTFUL JOY] - Handwritten Sheet Music
$55
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Choose any song from Artful Joy and John will sign the sheet music for you PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

THE BFM JAZZ CATALOG PACKAGE

THE BFM JAZZ CATALOG PACKAGE
$55
55.00
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Own Tierney Sutton’s “After Blue”, Steve Gadd’s “Gadditude”, Lenny White’s “Lenny White Live”, and BFM JAZZ sampler albums! PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

TICKET TO RIDE - Daversa Show Tickets

TICKET TO RIDE - Daversa Show Tickets
$55
55.00
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Two tickets to any Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, or Calgary/Edmonton John Daversa show AND a signed copy of the CD! PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers! (Limit 4 per area)

SHE LOVES YOU - Renee Olstead Swag

SHE LOVES YOU - Renee Olstead Swag
$77
77.00
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Signed poster by Renee AND 12 Cookies baked by Baker Renee PLUS Catalina’s VOL 2 and Blue Whale Live digital album downloads AND Daversa stickers.

HELTER SKELTER Package

HELTER SKELTER Package
$111
111.00
Available

SUPER PACKAGE 
Personal thank you video from John Daversa AND “COME TOGETHER” POSTER signed by ALL members of the band AND the BEATLEMANIA PACKAGE (CD + Stickers + T-Shirt + Live Albums)!

I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE - John Daversa

I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE - John Daversa
$111
111.00
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Trumpet/EVI/Composition/Arranging Skype lesson with JD himself!

I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Skype Lesson with Jerry Watts

$111
111.00
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Electric Bass Skype lesson with LA pro, Jerry Watts, Jr.

I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Tom Peterson

I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Tom Peterson
$111
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Saxophone, Arranging, or Composition Skype lesson with LA pro, Tom Peterson .

I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Andrew Synowiec

I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Andrew Synowiec
$111
111.00
All gone!

Guitar Skype lesson with LA pro, Andrew Synowiec AND the BEATLEMANIA PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download)!

I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Gene Coye

I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE - Gene Coye
$111
111.00
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Drum Skype lesson Gene-ius Gene Coye.

JEFF DRISKILL SIGNED SAXOPHONE QUARTET

JEFF DRISKILL SIGNED SAXOPHONE QUARTET
$111
111.00
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Signed score with parts of a Jeff Driskill Saxophone Quartet with audio recording AND the BEATLEMANIA PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download)!

P.S. I LOVE YOU - Signed Big Band Score

$122
122.00
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Signed big band score with parts from either KALEIDOSCOPE EYES, JUNK WAGON, or LIVE AT CATALINA’s VOL 1 or 2. Choose any song from the three big band albums and John will sign the score for you. PLUS the HELTER SKELTER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster)!

NOWHERE MAN - "John's Songs" EP

NOWHERE MAN - "John's Songs" EP
$123
123.00
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Did you enjoy I Love the 405 and Red Bull and Some Coffee? Wanna hear Blond Nightmare, Superslick, and many more…? PLUS the HELTER SKELTER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster)!

ALL TOGETHER NOW - The Full JD Discography

ALL TOGETHER NOW - The Full JD Discography
$155
155.00
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Own them all: Kaleidoscope Eyes, Junk Wagon, Artful Joy, Live at Catalina’s VOL I, Live at Catalina’s VOL II (digital only), Live at The Blue Whale (digital only), John’s Songs EP (digital only), Westland – Westland Trio, Plays for Lovers – Shogun Warrior (double CD album) AND the BEATLEMANIA Package (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download)!

GO TO HIM - Katisse Swag

GO TO HIM - Katisse Swag
$155
155.00
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Saxophone/Flute Skype lesson Katisse, a signed Katisse CD, and 2 tickets to a Katisse show at Witzend in Venice AND the BEATLEMANIA PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download)!

HEY JUDE - JD Solo Request Video

HEY JUDE - JD Solo Request Video
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Missing your favorite track on the new album? No worries, John will play and record a video of any Beatle’s song a cappella just for you (trumpet or EVI) AND the HELTER SKELTER PACKAGE (Thank You Video from John Daversa + Signed Poster + CD + Stickers + T-Shirt + Live Albums downloads).

MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER

MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER
$155
155.00
Available

Your name listed on the CD as a Silver Level Contributor to our project AND a thank you on John Daversa’s website and social media pages AND HELTER SKELTER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You Video + Signed Poster)!

THERE’S A PLACE - Lunch with JD

THERE’S A PLACE - Lunch with JD
$155
155.00
Available

We’ll head out for something delicious and enjoy the afternoon together. PLUS the BEATLEMANIA PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download)! Date and location determined by you and John. (Must be in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, or other city that John will be visiting within the next 12 months.)

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE - Drum Head Signed by the Big Band

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE - Drum Head Signed by the Big Band
$177
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Signed drum head used on the recording sessions by ALL members of the band AND the MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Silver Level Name Credits)!

FROM ME TO YOU - Original Daversa Composition

FROM ME TO YOU - Original Daversa Composition
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John will compose a NEW, ORIGINAL song for you and perform it on video. PLUS the MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Silver Level Name Credits)!

THERE’S A PLACE - Dinner with JD

THERE’S A PLACE - Dinner with JD
$255
255.00
All gone!

We’ll find one of the best eateries in town to enjoy some food and talk! PLUS the MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Silver Level Name Credits)! (Date and location determined by you and John – Must be in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, or other city that John will be visiting within the next 12 months)

IF YOU'VE GOT TROUBLE - Horn Arrangement for Your Project

IF YOU'VE GOT TROUBLE - Horn Arrangement for Your Project
$333
333.00
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John will write a horn arrangement for your track! PLUS, the MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Silver Level Name Credits)! (Within 12 months of campaign)

MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER

MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER
$333
333.00
Available

GOLDEN LEVEL CONTRIBUTOR. Go for the gold! Your name listed on the CD as a Golden Level Contributor to our project AND everything included in the MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + Poster + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Albums + Thank You Video + Thank You on Website)!

GET BACK - JD Duo Request Video

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John and another band member will arrange your requested tune and record a video just for you (trumpet or EVI) AND the MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on webside & social media + Gold Level Name Credits!

BABY IT'S YOU (SMALL BAND) - New Requested Beatles Chart

BABY IT'S YOU (SMALL BAND) - New Requested Beatles Chart
$555
555.00
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John Daversa will arrange your favorite BEATLES tune for the JD Small Band and perform/debut it at the next show you attend. PLUS, the MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Gold Level Name Credits)!

DAY TRIPPER - JD Masterclass or Clinic

DAY TRIPPER - JD Masterclass or Clinic
$555
555.00
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Let John come work with you! Improvisation, Composition, Arranging, Life… PLUS, the MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Gold Level Name Credits)! (Must be in Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, or other city that John will be visiting within the next 12 months.)

ELEANOR RIGBY - JD/Renee Duo Video

ELEANOR RIGBY - JD/Renee Duo Video
$555
555.00
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John and Renee will play, sing, and record a video of any Beatle’s song just for you (trumpet or EVI) AND the MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You Video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Gold Level Name Credits)!

FROM ME TO YOU - Custom Song

FROM ME TO YOU - Custom Song
$555
555.00
All gone!

John will write a song with lyrics just for you! You provide the topic, he’ll provide the music via video and audio. PLUS JOHN’S SONGS EP AND the MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Gold Level Name Credits! (Within 12 months of campaign)

MAXWELL’S PLATINUM HAMMER

MAXWELL’S PLATINUM HAMMER
$555
555.00
Available

Your name listed on the CD as a Platinum Level Contributor to our project AND everything included in the MAXWELL’S GOLDEN HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + Poster + T-Shirt + Live Albums + Thank You Video + Thank You on Website)!

LET IT BE - Big Band Piece Commission

LET IT BE - Big Band Piece Commission
$777
777.00
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Have a big band piece of music composed and/or arranged especially for you. John will work with you directly regarding instrumentation, length, vibe, soloists, and any other specifics. PLUS, the MAXWELL’S PLATINUM HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Platinum Level Name Credits)!

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (SMALL BAND) - Private Show

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (SMALL BAND) - Private Show
$5,555
5555.00
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We’ll play your living room! You and I will pick a date that works for all of us, within 12 months of the date of your pledge. Once we’re there, we’ll write the set list together, have dinner before the show, and then meet your family and friends…and throw down! PLUS, the MAXWELL’S PLATINUM HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You Video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Platinum Level Name Credits)!

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (BIG BAND) - Private Show

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (BIG BAND) - Private Show
$7,777
7777.00
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We’ll play your living room! You and I will pick a date that works for all of us, within 12 months of the date of your pledge. Once we’re there, we’ll write the set list together, have dinner before the show, and then meet your family and friends…and throw down! PLUS, the MAXWELL’S PLATINUM HAMMER PACKAGE (CD + T-Shirt + Stickers + Live Album Download + Thank You Video + Signed Poster + Thank You on website & social media + Platinum Level Name Credits)!

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