Thursday, July 18, 2013
* The Jazz Session is a series of podcast interviews of jazz musicians conducted by Jason Crane. After more than 400 episodes, Crane ended the series last year, but now is seeking to restart it with a funding assist from listeners via Kickstarter.
Crane hopes to raise $6,000 with the campaign, and will use it to produce 12 expanded monthly episodes of the podcast over the next year. Premiums for contributing include free music on MP3 or CD, in-show acknowledgements, and chances to attend a taping or even guest on a future episode.
You can hear an audio endorsement of Crane's effort by none other than Sonny Rollins here, and see some additional endorsements and promotional videos for the campaign here. The campaign ends on July 31 and so far, Crane has raised $3,436 toward the goal.
* KDHX (88.1 FM) continues their campaign to raise $50,000 through Kickstarter to build a performance stage at the station's new headquarters in Grand Center. The facility would seat 125 in a "listening room" atmosphere. Premiums for the campaign range from various KDHX branded items on up to a "Golden Ticket" good for admission to any show there, ever.
There's a little less than week left until the fund-raising effort ends at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 26, and the station has $15,305 as of this writing.
* Guitarist and singer Tommy Halloran is in the final days of an Indiegogo campaign to raise $3,500 to record, master and duplicate a CD by his band Guerilla Swing. With the campaign scheduled to end at midnight this Saturday, July 20, Halloran has raised $2,622 to date.