Wow…it’s been a crazy year everyone! Finally have some time to slow down and check in.
Thanks to your help and support through this PledgeMusic campaign….. as a young, independent jazz artist (WITHOUT MANAGEMENT, AGENT OR LABEL BACKING) I was able to accomplish the following, against all odds:
-Cover album & tour expenses without going in debt (in general, lol) or to a label (retaining my rights to the master recordings and publishing of my original music)
-Distribute my album worldwide (physical/digital sales in 15+ countries, plus 125K+ streams on Spotify, and 30K+ on TIDAL and still growing). This is unheard of for a young jazz artist’s self-released debut without label backing.
-Garner significant local, national, and international press from Spotify’s State of Jazz, JAY Z’s TIDAL, Quincy Jones Productions, Sonny Rollins, NPR/WBGO, Jazz in Europe (2x), Sofar Sounds NYC, Italy’s Argonauta Magazine, Canada’s Jazz da Gama, Live for Live Music (album review and video premiere), plus digital & print features in nearly every major CT publication including The Hartford Courant, The Day, New Haven Register, and Connecticut Magazine -- and much more!
-Single-handedly book & tour 25 cities in 5 months including sold out / packed shows in NYC, Hartford CT and Old Lyme CT
-Triple my online fanbase in less than a year
-Cover some living expenses & all the countless unpaid hours every week behind the scenes it takes me as a one man team to make all these things happen on the business side – before you include hours of daily practice (unpaid, obviously) to continue my growth as an artist/songwriter.
Here’s the thing though – that was one album campaign, which is now over. I fully intend on taking things much further – to the so-called “next level”, and to do so, I need your help! Among my goals in the near future are to tour internationally, hire part-time staff to help with booking/marketing, and most importantly, release new music on an ongoing, more frequent basis, at a high level.
Once again, I am eternally grateful for your support during this album campaign! It truly made a huge difference. More to come very soon!