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Songs From The Swinghouse

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Dear Friends,

We’re super excited to tell you we’ve nearly completed production for our biggest project to date; our forthcoming album-film (CD&DVD combo-pack) release, Songs From The Swinghouse! This has been an EPIC undertaking as we recorded the entire album LIVE at famed Conway Studios (Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys) in Hollywood while simultaneously filming the entire recording in a LIVE 7-camera video shoot, directed by acclaimed music-film director, Andy LaViolette (Snarky Puppy, David Crosby).

I am honored to lead a band that features an cast of all-star musicians on the forthcoming album & film:

- Karen Briggs – violin (Yanni, Diana Ross)
- Eric Marienthal – sax (Grammy winner, Chick Corea, Rippingtons)
- Chieli Minucci – guitar (Grammy nominee & Emmy winner, Special EFX)
- Munyungo Jackson – percussion (Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis)
- Ric Fierabracci – bass (Grammy nominee, Bill Cobham, Blood Sweat & Tears)
- Tita Hutchison – vocals (Foreigner, Rick Rubin)
- Jeff Marshall – guitar (Bo Bice)
- Gene Coye – drums (Grammy nominee, Larry Carlton, Terrence Blanchard)
- Steve Nieves – sax (Loggins & Messina, Olivia Newton John)
- Cheikh N’Doye – bass (Mike Stern, Baaba Maal)
- Lao Tizer – piano & keys, bandleader-composer, producer (former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Down To The Bone)

The project was recorded and mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer, Paul Wickliffe (Kevin Eubanks, Branford Marsalis) and includes 8 new, original instrumentals and, for the first time, 3 carefully selected vocal cover arrangements… Maybe you’ll catch a hint at one of them in the trailer video above?!? :-) Let’s just say we’ve injected a bit of rock n’ roll into our jazz fusion ensemble….

We’re offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in supporting this very special project as we currently raise marketing funds for the release (street date TBD). We’ve assembled a powerhouse team of music industry veterans to guide a successful release and utilize all the exciting audio and video aspects of the project described above. Real, effective marketing however, requires significant funding! We’ve created some very unique experiential rewards for you in our Pledge store, including; private piano lessons and songwriting sessions with me, dinner with the band (a raucous night guaranteed) and various private performances in your home or at your private event and much more (all reward prices include all PledgeMusic fees)! If you have any questions, or there are any rewards you’d like to see added to the store, please feel free to let us know.

More than ever in the music business, a grass-roots community of music-lovers can make something special happen when banded together and we would be honored to have your participation in this project. We’re humbly asking for your support in helping to raise funds, share the crowd-funding campaign with your fellow music-lovers, and once released, we would also love your social media support so that we can grow our community together. An immense team of artists came together and worked extremely hard to create this unprecedented project, and with your support we can let the world see it the RIGHT way!

Thank you for considering being a part of this journey!

Cheers,
Lao & The Band

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Donate any amount of your choosing to the cause!

$10+
10.00
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Donate any amount of your choosing to help fund the release and marketing of the new album!

Download of Album

Download of Album
$15
15.00
Available

Pre-release download of the new album a month prior to street date!

Executive Producer Credit Bundle

$5,000
5000.00
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Be listed as an exclusive Executive Producer in the new CD&DVD combo pack booklet (liner notes) and on the back cover of the package…. Also comes with;

- 2 autographed copies of the new CD&DVD combo pack 6 weeks prior to release date signed by the entire band!

- Lao solo piano performance at your home, private event, etc (USA – $2,500 value)

- Unlimited lifetime “guest list” for 2 (more when available to Artist) to shows anywhere in the world (subject to availability to artist)

- Autographed set list by the entire band ($75 value)

- Your name as “Executive Producer” in the rolling credits at the end of the DVD program

- 1 framed, original hand-written score (chart) of one of the songs from the new album ($500 value)

Solo performance scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018. Includes all production and travel expenses

New Album CD&DVD Combo Pack

New Album CD&DVD Combo Pack
$25
25.00
Available

Receive your own pre-release physical copy of the CD&DVD combo pack a month before street date!

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Autographed copy of the new album CD&DVD combo pack!

Autographed copy of the new album CD&DVD combo pack!
$35
35.00
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Your own Pre-release physical copy of the CD&DVD combo-pack a month before street date – Signed by Lao!

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Signed Set List

$50
50.00
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Get a framed, autographed Set List (with venue and date on it) signed by the entirety of The Lao Tizer Band who performed on that show!

Autographed new CD&DVD combo pack by the entire band!

Autographed new CD&DVD combo pack by the entire band!
$75
75.00
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Be one of only 20 people to get an autographed, pre-release copy of the new CD&DVD combo-pack autographed by the entire Lao Tizer Band!

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The Lao Tizer Collection - CDs (Autographed)

$100
100.00
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All of Lao’s previous releases (4 titles) PLUS the new CD&DVD combo pack, all autographed by Lao!

Skype Piano Lesson w/ Lao

Skype Piano Lesson w/ Lao
$150
150.00
1 left

90 minute Skype piano lesson w/ Lao!

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018

A Piano Lesson with Lao Tizer (SoCal only)

$205
205.00
1 left

90 minute piano lesson with Lao at his home in Los Angeles!

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018

Skype/in-Person songwriting session w/ Lao

Skype/in-Person songwriting session w/ Lao
$350
350.00
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2 hour songwriting session with Lao Tizer! (Local in person – Outside of Los Angeles area via Skype)

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018

4 Backstage Passes to a Lao Tizer Band show #2

4 Backstage Passes to a Lao Tizer Band show #2
$275
275.00
All gone!

Join The Lao Tizer Band at any show, anywhere, along with backstage passes to meet the band. Includes photos with the band + an autographed copy of the new CD&DVD combo pack by the entirety of The Lao Tizer Band who performs that night!

This will be fulfilled prior to end of 2018

Hand-written Score of 1 New Album Song

Hand-written Score of 1 New Album Song
$200
200.00
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The absolute original handwritten score (chart) for one of the songs from the new album. The specific song will be handpicked by Lao just for you!

Lao Piano Serenade Bundle (USA)

$2,500
2500.00
All gone!

Lao will perform a private solo concert at your home, private event or venue of your choosing (anywhere in the USA). Also includes an autographed, pre-release copy of the new CD&DVD combo pack and your name in the new CD&DVD booklet (liner notes)!

Includes of travel and production expenses

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018

Lao & Karen Briggs Duo Performance (CA)

Lao & Karen Briggs Duo Performance (CA)
$4,000
4000.00
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Lao & Karen Briggs will play a duo performance in your living room, for your private party, wedding, etc for you and your friends anywhere in CA!

Includes all production and talent expenses.

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability, to be completed by end of 2018. Anywhere in CA

Lao Tizer Trio performance (USA)

Lao Tizer Trio performance (USA)
$5,000
5000.00
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The Lao Tizer Trio will perform at your home, private event or venue of your choosing (anywhere in USA).

Includes all travel, production and talent expenses

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must completed by the end of 2018

Lao & Karen Briggs duo performance (USA)

$6,000
6000.00
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Lao & Karen Briggs will play a duo performance in your living room, for your private party, wedding, etc for you and your friends anywhere in the USA!

Includes all travel, production and talent expenses

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end of 2018. Anywhere in continental USA

The Lao Tizer Band (full 8pc performance - USA)

The Lao Tizer Band (full 8pc performance - USA)
$20,000
20000.00
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Bring the experience to you anywhere in the USA with your own private concert from The Lao Tizer Band (full 8pc band)!

Includes all production, travel and talent expenses

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018

Piano Lesson with Lao Tizer (SoCal only)

Piano Lesson with Lao Tizer (SoCal only)
$200
200.00
All gone!

90 minute piano lesson with Lao at his home in Los Angeles!

Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon based on availability and must be completed by the end 2018

4 Backstage Passes to a Lao Tizer Band show

4 Backstage Passes to a Lao Tizer Band show
$250
250.00
All gone!

Join The Lao Tizer Band at any show, anywhere, along with backstage passes to meet the band. Includes photos with the band + an autographed copy of the new CD&DVD combo pack by the entirety of The Lao Tizer Band who performs that night!

This will be fulfilled prior to end of 2018

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