Bravo Big Band - 1st Recording

Help us to record our first album!!

Project visual Bravo Big Band - 1st Recording
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130
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07/30/2016
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€6,342
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Bravo Big Band - 1st Recording

Dear friends,

 

It has been five years now since our story began. Initially 17 musicians gathered to form the ‘Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra’, a 3-year project initiated by the ‘Brussels Jazz Orchestra’ and ‘Jeugd en Muziek Brussel’. During these three years this orchestra worked with great composers and international conductors such as Michel Herr, Klas Lindquist, Michael Abene, Pierre Drevet, Lode Mertens, Johan Plomp, John Ruocco, …

 

Today, the BYJO has grown and evolved into a professional jazz orchestra called ‘Bravo Big Band’. For almost two years now, we operate as an autonomous association (VZW) based in Brussels. From the start we had the great opportunity to have a residency in one of the best and hippest jazz clubs in Brussels, Bravo BXL, where we play once a month. The music varies from pieces we already played as BYJO and arrangements we bought recently, but most importantly we expand our repertoire a great deal by playing new original compositions and arrangements, written by band members who are also talented writers. After doing many concerts and projects with famous guests (Jean-Paul Estiévenart Steven Delannoye , Pierre Drevet , Jaune Toujours , Michel Herr,...), Bravo Big Band is now tackling a similarly ambitious project: the recording of it’s debut album!

 

For this first opus, we decided to record an album consisting entirely of our own compositions and arrangements and this in the best conditions possible. Therefore we want to hire an experienced big band conductor and sound engineer, to raise the level to our highest potential.

 

The album will be very important to stimulate the future of the orchestra and to help us with convincing labels, programmers, … and with the development of future projects we are working on.

 

However, it is needles to say that this adventure needs a significant investment. That is why we reach out to you! We need your support in order to turn this dream into reality!

 

Each band member believes in this great adventure and looks forward to sharing the results of our hard work with you!

 

Musical greetings,

 

Bravo Big Band

 

 

Reeds: Rob Banken, Dieter Vaganée, Bruno Van Der Haegen, Matthias Van den Brande, Ruben Verbruggen

Trumpets: Loïc Dumoulin, Antoine Dawans, Daniel Vanderhoydonks, Thomas Mayade

Trombones: Quinten De Craecker, Robbe Defraye, Vincent Heirman, Bart Van Gorp

Guitar: Guillaume Vierset

Piano: Karel Cuelenaere

Bass: Ruben Lamon

Drums: Matthias De Waele

 

 

 

 

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Bravo Big Band Jazz Marathon 2016

Allocation of funds

The money will be used for:

 

-     Three days of rehearsals with a conductor (500 euros)

-     Three studio days with a sound engineer (4000 euros)

-     Graphics/Logo/Photos/video (1000 euros)

-     Various expenses related to the recording (500 euros)

-     8% will be paid to KisskissBankbank

Choose your reward

For €5

Free contribution with our sincere gratitude

For €10

The complete album in digital format
  • Backers: 17

For €18

The CD delivered by hand
  • Backers: 17

For €20

The CD delivered to your mailbox in prerelease
  • Backers: 32

For €30

The CD delivered to your mailbox in prerelease + signed by all the band members!
  • Backers: 19

For €40

Pack « Bravo » The CD delivered to your mailbox (and/or in digital format) in prerelease + 1 ticket to the release concert of the album (date to be confirmed later)
  • Backers: 13

For €55

Pack « Friends » 3 CD’s delivered to your mailbox in prerelease: special group price!
  • Backers: 5

For €75

Pack « Coaching » 1 private lesson by your favorite band member + the debut album of BBB signed by the teacher

For €100

Pack « Fan » 1 CD in prerelease + unlimited access to all exclusive (no festivals, ...) concerts of the Bravo Big Band during 1 year (starting from the day of the release concert)
  • Backers: 8

For €120

Pack « Love » 2 CD’s in prerelease + 2 tickets to the release concert + your names mentioned on the CD
  • Backers: 5

For €1,000

Pack «Take off » 1 CD in prerelease + your name mentioned on the CD + 1 concert of Bravo SMALL Band

For €2,500

Pack « Deluxe » 1 CD in prerelease + your name/company mentioned on the CD + unlimited access to all exclusive (no festivals, ...) concerts of the Bravo Big Band during 1 year (starting from the day of the release concert) + a concert by Bravo Big Band in your house or in your town (organization to be discussed)

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For €70

Pack « Curiosity » 1 CD in prerelease + one score (composition) dedicated to you by the composer (on the CD)
  • Backers: 3
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For €300

Pack «Eternity » 1 CD in prerelease + your name mentioned on the CD + one original composition that will be named after you or you can choose the name for.
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