Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?" By Nanako Sato

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About Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?"

Project 2013-06-02 16:09:45 UTC

My grandpa used to go and listen to Stu play jazz at the bars when that's what was cool to do when you turned 18. My grandpa's grandpa probably did too. Stu is now 82 and has taught bucket loads of students, written bucket loads of songs and arrangements, performed bucket loads of concerts, and spearheaded bucket loads of projects - contributing to the local and national jazz scenes both musically and in supporting so many other musicians. He is an integral part of the New Zealand jazz scene and the Christchurch jazz heritage.

One of his recent projects over the last, well, couple of decades has been directing the Garden City Big Band - of which he still pours his heart into at 82 - when his health allows, that is. Speaking of buckets, one of Stu's bucket list items is to record ten of his compositions with the Garden City Big Band. Which brings us to why we are all here, on this PledgeMe web page.

We are all set to record this album at the end of July and have it ready to release at a fantastic concert in the Christchurch Big Band Festival on Monday 28 October 2013... but we just need to raise some money to cover the cost of duplicating the CDs so you can have a copy. And if we have some money left over, we will be able to pay to actually record the album too, which will ensure that you don't receive a blank CD.

The great news is that while we gratefully accept donations, you don't even have to give us money for nothing! If all you do is pre-purchase a CD, you would still be helping us enormously.

On behalf of Stu and the band, we really appreciate your support.

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Stu Buchanan was my mentor, friend and colleague. He was genuinely lovely to everybody, and he touched our hearts. 

I have been his copyist and have working on compiling his original compositions. We had recorded some of his tunes in 2013 before he passed away in 2014. It took me for a while, but I have compiled and edited 41 original tunes 181 pages long book. (Concert, Bb and Eb keys are combined in the book) I have included some of the old photos, too. People who communicated with Stu will be able to recognise some of the images in the book. 

However, while the product is ready, I do not have funding to print them out. I believe through this funding, more people will know about the book, and I will be able to see how many I should be printing off. 

Please order now if you want to buy a physical copy print of "Stu Buchanan Real Book" through PledgeMe!

This is the only time I will print off the physical copy, so get in quick!

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    CD Launch Concert Digest

    08:45AM Thu 14/11/13 on Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?"

    Hi to all, I have compiled snippets of the CD Launch Concert. Enjoy!

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    CD Launch Concert

    05:08PM Sun 27/10/13 on Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?"

    Hi to all,

    Thank you very much for your contribution to Stu's CD.

    We just had a lovely CD launch concert at Jazz School in Christchurch.

    Such a love in the air, all the beautiful from everywhere came... I cannot tell enough thank you but really Thank you to each one of you who helped us, helped Stu to make this happen.

    If you still would like to purchase "Hey! What's the Time?" CD, please e-mail me [email protected]

    Aroha nui,

    Nanako Sato

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    25 hours to go!

    02:35PM Sat 20/07/13 on Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?"

    Hi to all,

    We have 25 hours to go!

    If any of your friends have forgotten about this project, now is the time to remind them as this project will close in 25 hours time.

    Thanks for all the positive comments and thoughts to this project.

    On behalf of the GCBB

    Nanako Sato

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    Thank you!

    09:48PM Thu 04/07/13 on Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?"

    Dear lovely people,

    I cannot thank enough to people who pledged here and helped us spreading the words to whole world.

    You are absolutely amazing people. We are so grateful that we already reached our goal $4000 and still 17 days to go.

    This was total team effort and I hope you can all come to the CD launch concert on the 28th October at CPIT Jazz School as part of the Big Band Festival.

    Thank you again!

    Nanako on behalf of the GCBB


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    20 days to go...

    05:02PM Mon 01/07/13 on Stu Buchanan's Album - "Hey! What's The Time?"

    Dear lovely people,

    Thank you very much for all of you who pledged here. It's only 20 days to reach our goal, we still need $375...please help us by spreading the word, sharing this link via e-mail, twitter, facebook or whatever you use. We just need few more of you or your friends/family to pre-book the CDs and feel good about yourself, plus you will have few tax money back for donation. Have you thought about Christmas presents for your grand parents and family friends?

    P.S. The GCBB is keep rehearsing towards the end of July.  Stu's health is getting better, he even goes to swimming these days and cheeky as ever.

    Nanako on behalf of the GCBB


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