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

By Nanako Sato

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

Project 2013-06-03 04:09:45 +1200

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.

Comments

Updates 6

CD Launch Concert Digest

14/11/2013 at 9:45 PM

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

CD Launch Concert

28/10/2013 at 6:08 AM

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

25 hours to go!

21/07/2013 at 2:35 AM

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

Thank you!

05/07/2013 at 9:48 AM

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


20 days to go...

02/07/2013 at 5:02 AM

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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    Pledgers 58

    Shane Morrow
    2013-07-22 13:43:35 +1200
    Leigh
    2013-07-22 13:40:14 +1200
    Annabel Boyes
    2013-07-22 11:59:45 +1200
    Andrew Couper
    2013-07-19 19:01:17 +1200
    Jody Keehan
    2013-07-16 16:06:33 +1200
    Heather Wilson
    2013-07-08 18:30:15 +1200
    claude askew
    2013-07-05 05:13:57 +1200
    sarah tallentire
    2013-07-04 14:37:23 +1200
    Anna Whitaker
    2013-07-04 08:03:46 +1200
    Jeremy Thin
    2013-07-03 21:47:51 +1200
    Pat Hannah
    2013-07-03 12:23:24 +1200
    Jacinta Buist
    2013-07-03 09:45:04 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-07-02 14:45:43 +1200
    RODGER FOX
    2013-07-02 14:02:57 +1200
    Mark Alexander
    2013-06-29 18:40:55 +1200
    David Minifie
    2013-06-28 15:47:39 +1200
    Narisanan Bunnag
    2013-06-26 20:19:55 +1200
    Spencer Kendall
    2013-06-24 13:27:31 +1200
    Michael Lawrence
    2013-06-23 21:26:41 +1200
    H Reddecliffe
    2013-06-23 19:39:30 +1200
    Andy Henry
    2013-06-23 03:04:48 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-06-22 14:21:13 +1200
    Iain Clark
    2013-06-22 10:35:20 +1200
    bert parrant
    2013-06-19 16:40:23 +1200
    TONY LEWIS
    2013-06-19 15:23:12 +1200
    Sophie Ralph
    2013-06-17 19:32:44 +1200
    Andrew Leachman
    2013-06-17 14:16:26 +1200
    Tim Randle
    2013-06-16 21:11:16 +1200
    Beth Clayton
    2013-06-15 09:19:51 +1200
    Laura Gebbie
    2013-06-14 17:41:19 +1200

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

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

    Project 2013-06-03 04:09:45 +1200

    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.

    Comments

    CD Launch Concert Digest

    14/11/2013 at 9:45 PM

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

    CD Launch Concert

    28/10/2013 at 6:08 AM

    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

    25 hours to go!

    21/07/2013 at 2:35 AM

    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

    Thank you!

    05/07/2013 at 9:48 AM

    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


    20 days to go...

    02/07/2013 at 5:02 AM

    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


    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Shane Morrow
      2013-07-22 13:43:35 +1200
      Leigh
      2013-07-22 13:40:14 +1200
      Annabel Boyes
      2013-07-22 11:59:45 +1200
      Andrew Couper
      2013-07-19 19:01:17 +1200
      Jody Keehan
      2013-07-16 16:06:33 +1200
      Heather Wilson
      2013-07-08 18:30:15 +1200
      claude askew
      2013-07-05 05:13:57 +1200
      sarah tallentire
      2013-07-04 14:37:23 +1200
      Anna Whitaker
      2013-07-04 08:03:46 +1200
      Jeremy Thin
      2013-07-03 21:47:51 +1200
      Pat Hannah
      2013-07-03 12:23:24 +1200
      Jacinta Buist
      2013-07-03 09:45:04 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-07-02 14:45:43 +1200
      RODGER FOX
      2013-07-02 14:02:57 +1200
      Mark Alexander
      2013-06-29 18:40:55 +1200
      David Minifie
      2013-06-28 15:47:39 +1200
      Narisanan Bunnag
      2013-06-26 20:19:55 +1200
      Spencer Kendall
      2013-06-24 13:27:31 +1200
      Michael Lawrence
      2013-06-23 21:26:41 +1200
      H Reddecliffe
      2013-06-23 19:39:30 +1200
      Andy Henry
      2013-06-23 03:04:48 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-06-22 14:21:13 +1200
      Iain Clark
      2013-06-22 10:35:20 +1200
      bert parrant
      2013-06-19 16:40:23 +1200
      TONY LEWIS
      2013-06-19 15:23:12 +1200
      Sophie Ralph
      2013-06-17 19:32:44 +1200
      Andrew Leachman
      2013-06-17 14:16:26 +1200
      Tim Randle
      2013-06-16 21:11:16 +1200
      Beth Clayton
      2013-06-15 09:19:51 +1200
      Laura Gebbie
      2013-06-14 17:41:19 +1200

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

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 22/07/2013 at 1:43 PM.