Louis Danowsky & Sam Wolsk Jazz Orchestra - Debut Album!

A project in New York, NY by Louis Danowsky & Sam Wolsk

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Saxophonist/conductor Louis Danowsky and trumpeter Sam Wolsk record a debut album of original works with talented young musicians!
Backers: 175
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $10,260 of $10,000
Dates: May 23rd -> Jun 23rd (31 days)
Project By: Louis Danowsky & Sam Wolsk
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Meet the Band! Julius Rodriguez, Piano

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
"My name is Julius Rodriguez, and I am the pianist in this project. I just graduated from the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and will be attending the Juilliard School this fall. I've been playing musically all of my life, and professionally for... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Coleman Hughes, Trombone

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
"I'm Coleman Hughes, a trombonist. I attend Columbia University, and I'm from Montclair, New Jersey. I've been serious about jazz since I was about 13 years old. My earliest influences were Miles Davis, John Coltrane, J.J. Johnson and Sonny... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Alex Warshawsky, Bass

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Alex Warshawsky has an intense passion for music. Currently a working upright and electric bassist, he studies with Carlos Henriquez and Victor Goines at Northwestern University and is involved in many musical projects in the greater Chicago area.... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Alex Laurenzi, Alto Saxophone

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
 Alex Laurenzi is a senior at Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, NJ. He has been a member of the Jazz House Kids program for six years and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Jazz Program for three years as well as a long-time... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Eli Feingold, Trombone

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Eli Feingold hails from the great cultural metropolis that is Marlboro New Jersey. He is a trombone player, currently attending the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Among his biggest influences are J.J. Johnson, Clifford Brown, Joe... (Read More)

Meet the Band! James Haddad, Trumpet

June 13th - via: kickstarter.com
"I attend Manhattan School of Music precollege as a jazz major and play in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. I have performed in many spaces across New York City including Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dizzy’s... (Read More)

Wow, 100 Pledges!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we just got our 100th pledge! We've seen a really steep increase in backers recently, particularly in small donations, and that has been really helpful in us steadily approaching our goal. To those who have pledged, THANK YOU! We're about to... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Ben Fitzpatrick, Baritone Saxophone

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Ben Fitzpatrick is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and teacher currently residing in Bethel, CT. His proficiency on the alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinets, and flute have given him the opportunity to play with all different... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Benny Benack III, Trumpet

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
"It's a real honor to be approached by other dedicated, talented, young musicians who appreciate your musical voice and want it to be a part of their band's sound. Having never met Louis & Sam, I'm excited to work and play together for the first... (Read More)

Halfway There; Thank You!

June 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Friends,We have just recently passed the halfway point in our Kickstarter campaign, and as such we would like to thank all of you for your generous support in both pledges and shares on social media. Your contributions have meant a lot to us... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Jared Decker, Drums

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Jared Decker is a drummer from Sparta, New Jersey. Growing up in New Jersey, Jared had the opportunity to play all over the Northeast, and study music at Don Braden's NJPAC Jazz for Teens and with musicians such as New York-based drummer Karl... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Rodney James-Spann, Tenor Saxophone

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Rodney James-Spann is from Brooklyn, New York and is currently a senior at Talent Unlimited High School majoring in instrumental music. His primary instrument is the tenor saxophone and he also doubles on the soprano saxophone. In April of 2014,... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Jack DeVries, Trombone

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Jack DeVries is a trombone player from Rockaway, NJ currently studying music education with a jazz performance focus at William Paterson University. Here, he talks about his background and his work on this project:"Before high school, my playing... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Joe Bell, Guitar

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Joseph Bell, guitar, is a senior at Princeton High School in Princeton, New Jersey. He is currently a student of guitarists Joseph Federico and Nils Weinhold, and has studied at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division since 2012. Joseph is... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Zaq Davis, Trumpet

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
"My name is Zaq Davis, I am a trumpet and flugelhorn player hailing from Manhattan, New York. I have been attending the Manhattan School of Music precollege Jazz program for the last two years, I am a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Julian Lee, Alto Saxophone

May 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Julian Lee’s versatility as an alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist, as well as a clarinetist and flautist, has enabled him to play in some of the world’s finest bands, including Jon Batiste and Stay Human, The Christian McBride Big Band, The... (Read More)

Meet the Band! Tim Murphy, Tenor Saxophone

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Tim Murphy is a member of our saxophone section. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey. He plays tenor and will be a freshman at the Berklee College of Music this coming fall. Here are his thoughts on his musical influences, as well as his thoughts on... (Read More)

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