WJO USA Tour!

By Alexis French

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WJO USA Tour!

Project 2012-05-08 02:03:04 +1200

Who we are:

Established in 2009, Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of New Zealand's finest jazz talent; both established artists and up-and-comers swell the ranks of what is arguably New Zealand's finest Big-band. 

Personnel: Music Director: Rodger Fox; Trumpets: Alexis French (L), Sebastian Soldzrynski (L), Ben Hunt, Chris Selley; Saxes: Alex Nyman (L), Colin Hemmingsen, Hayden Hockly, Mike Isaacs, Andre Paris; Trombones: Chris Fox (L), Damian Forlong, Kurt Gibson, Dean Scott; Rhythm: Anita Schwabe (Piano), Nick Granville (Guitar), Nick Tipping (Bass), Lance Philip (Drums)

What we do:

2012 has been a big year for the band so far. Building on the critical success of their Tui award-winning album “Journey Home”, the band has toured with Grammy award winner Kurt Elling, Grammy nominee and Jazz royalty Patti Austin, as well as the marvelous Eric Marienthal. Rounding out the programme for the year will be concerts with Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Bill Reichenbach, and Steve Smith.  

Our Goal:

In addition to playing these concerts, Rodger and the band have set themselves the impressive goal of recording in the hallowed halls of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Capitol Studios is the birthplace of the some finest albums in recorded music history. From Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr. to Everclear and the GooGoo Dolls... With your help, we can add Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra and “The Capitol Sessions” to this impressive lineup!

What we need and how YOU can help:

Finding the funds to take twenty people to the United States for two weeks to record and perform is a big task; the overall bill comes in at nearly $85,000. The band have already raised nearly $60,000 over the last 12 months for this project through concerts, workshops, and tours, as well as their own personal contributions. With only 7 weeks to go, they urgently need help finding the last $25,000. This is where you come in! For as little as $15, you can be part of this mammoth effort to send 20 talented and hard-working musicians to the birthplace of Jazz.


With great thanks, 

Rodger Fox and The Wellington Jazz Orchestra




Comments

Updates 2

We did it!!!

12/06/2012 at 12:33 AM

At 1038 this morning, we reached our target of $12000! Thanks to everyone for their help! 

Last days...

11/06/2012 at 4:06 AM

Well folks, it's down to the last 4 days!
Thank you all so much for your support so far! the last 26 days have seen us raise nearly $8,500! Now we need your help to get the last $3,500. If you've already pledged, please forward this page on to anyone you think might be able to help. If you haven't, even as little as $5 makes a difference, and is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Rodger Fox, and The WJO

    Pledgers 109

    Richard Thai
    2012-06-14 18:29:29 +1200
    James Tait-Jamieson
    2012-06-13 15:12:47 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-13 00:00:23 +1200
    Chris Hipkins
    2012-06-12 20:49:07 +1200
    Paul Sanders
    2012-06-12 19:56:11 +1200
    Alex Nyman
    2012-06-12 10:36:47 +1200
    Catherine Leining
    2012-06-12 09:02:01 +1200
    Auckland Jazz Orchestra
    2012-06-12 07:34:56 +1200
    John Bullock
    2012-06-12 07:04:42 +1200
    Elizabeth Maxwell
    2012-06-12 06:51:43 +1200
    Pieter Bos
    2012-06-12 03:50:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-11 22:49:16 +1200
    Tony Joyce
    2012-06-11 21:48:02 +1200
    Jenn Jones
    2012-06-11 21:23:39 +1200
    Sharon
    2012-06-11 21:14:36 +1200
    Krzysztof Zieniewicz
    2012-06-11 19:55:52 +1200
    RODGER FOX
    2012-06-11 19:29:25 +1200
    Genevra Scott
    2012-06-11 15:27:12 +1200
    Liam Ryan
    2012-06-11 15:04:02 +1200
    Ben Wilcock
    2012-06-11 14:19:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-11 05:51:54 +1200
    Anne French
    2012-06-10 17:02:13 +1200
    Alice
    2012-06-10 14:29:25 +1200
    RODGER FOX
    2012-06-10 14:01:37 +1200
    Hayden Hockly
    2012-06-10 13:59:35 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-09 12:35:50 +1200
    Annette Straugheir
    2012-06-09 11:57:47 +1200
    Fiona Boddy
    2012-06-09 11:53:18 +1200
    kathy jones
    2012-06-08 10:06:00 +1200
    Mike Lewis
    2012-06-08 05:52:00 +1200

    Followers

    Followers of WJO USA Tour!

    WJO USA Tour!

    Project 2012-05-08 02:03:04 +1200

    Who we are:

    Established in 2009, Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra is made up of some of New Zealand's finest jazz talent; both established artists and up-and-comers swell the ranks of what is arguably New Zealand's finest Big-band. 

    Personnel: Music Director: Rodger Fox; Trumpets: Alexis French (L), Sebastian Soldzrynski (L), Ben Hunt, Chris Selley; Saxes: Alex Nyman (L), Colin Hemmingsen, Hayden Hockly, Mike Isaacs, Andre Paris; Trombones: Chris Fox (L), Damian Forlong, Kurt Gibson, Dean Scott; Rhythm: Anita Schwabe (Piano), Nick Granville (Guitar), Nick Tipping (Bass), Lance Philip (Drums)

    What we do:

    2012 has been a big year for the band so far. Building on the critical success of their Tui award-winning album “Journey Home”, the band has toured with Grammy award winner Kurt Elling, Grammy nominee and Jazz royalty Patti Austin, as well as the marvelous Eric Marienthal. Rounding out the programme for the year will be concerts with Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Bill Reichenbach, and Steve Smith.  

    Our Goal:

    In addition to playing these concerts, Rodger and the band have set themselves the impressive goal of recording in the hallowed halls of Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Capitol Studios is the birthplace of the some finest albums in recorded music history. From Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Diana Krall, Harry Connick Jr. to Everclear and the GooGoo Dolls... With your help, we can add Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra and “The Capitol Sessions” to this impressive lineup!

    What we need and how YOU can help:

    Finding the funds to take twenty people to the United States for two weeks to record and perform is a big task; the overall bill comes in at nearly $85,000. The band have already raised nearly $60,000 over the last 12 months for this project through concerts, workshops, and tours, as well as their own personal contributions. With only 7 weeks to go, they urgently need help finding the last $25,000. This is where you come in! For as little as $15, you can be part of this mammoth effort to send 20 talented and hard-working musicians to the birthplace of Jazz.


    With great thanks, 

    Rodger Fox and The Wellington Jazz Orchestra




    Comments

    We did it!!!

    12/06/2012 at 12:33 AM

    At 1038 this morning, we reached our target of $12000! Thanks to everyone for their help! 

    Last days...

    11/06/2012 at 4:06 AM

    Well folks, it's down to the last 4 days!
    Thank you all so much for your support so far! the last 26 days have seen us raise nearly $8,500! Now we need your help to get the last $3,500. If you've already pledged, please forward this page on to anyone you think might be able to help. If you haven't, even as little as $5 makes a difference, and is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,
    Rodger Fox, and The WJO
      Richard Thai
      2012-06-14 18:29:29 +1200
      James Tait-Jamieson
      2012-06-13 15:12:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-13 00:00:23 +1200
      Chris Hipkins
      2012-06-12 20:49:07 +1200
      Paul Sanders
      2012-06-12 19:56:11 +1200
      Alex Nyman
      2012-06-12 10:36:47 +1200
      Catherine Leining
      2012-06-12 09:02:01 +1200
      Auckland Jazz Orchestra
      2012-06-12 07:34:56 +1200
      John Bullock
      2012-06-12 07:04:42 +1200
      Elizabeth Maxwell
      2012-06-12 06:51:43 +1200
      Pieter Bos
      2012-06-12 03:50:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-11 22:49:16 +1200
      Tony Joyce
      2012-06-11 21:48:02 +1200
      Jenn Jones
      2012-06-11 21:23:39 +1200
      Sharon
      2012-06-11 21:14:36 +1200
      Krzysztof Zieniewicz
      2012-06-11 19:55:52 +1200
      RODGER FOX
      2012-06-11 19:29:25 +1200
      Genevra Scott
      2012-06-11 15:27:12 +1200
      Liam Ryan
      2012-06-11 15:04:02 +1200
      Ben Wilcock
      2012-06-11 14:19:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-11 05:51:54 +1200
      Anne French
      2012-06-10 17:02:13 +1200
      Alice
      2012-06-10 14:29:25 +1200
      RODGER FOX
      2012-06-10 14:01:37 +1200
      Hayden Hockly
      2012-06-10 13:59:35 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-09 12:35:50 +1200
      Annette Straugheir
      2012-06-09 11:57:47 +1200
      Fiona Boddy
      2012-06-09 11:53:18 +1200
      kathy jones
      2012-06-08 10:06:00 +1200
      Mike Lewis
      2012-06-08 05:52:00 +1200

      Followers of WJO USA Tour!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 14/06/2012 at 6:29 PM.