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

    Scott Cooksley
    2012-06-08 00:51:35 +1200
    Richard Isaacs
    2012-06-07 21:43:35 +1200
    Chris Cresswell
    2012-06-07 17:18:15 +1200
    Susan Donaldson
    2012-06-07 14:10:23 +1200
    Darren Watson
    2012-06-07 11:32:17 +1200
    Antony Fox
    2012-06-06 19:39:56 +1200
    Catherine Fox
    2012-06-06 19:08:47 +1200
    phil
    2012-06-06 16:54:05 +1200
    Bill Cunliffe
    2012-06-06 16:52:19 +1200
    Jeff KIngsford-Brown
    2012-06-06 15:53:14 +1200
    Greg Crayford
    2012-06-06 11:30:20 +1200
    Rob Winch
    2012-06-05 18:33:01 +1200
    Paul Toulson
    2012-06-05 13:24:23 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-05 11:45:10 +1200
    David Balham
    2012-06-05 11:32:11 +1200
    Belinda McFadgen
    2012-06-05 01:33:22 +1200
    Les Stephens
    2012-06-04 16:54:57 +1200
    Paul Matthews
    2012-06-04 15:08:37 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-04 12:30:34 +1200
    Ian Hunt
    2012-06-04 12:08:19 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-03 18:00:13 +1200
    Stuart Hubbard
    2012-06-03 11:14:05 +1200
    Upper Hutt Music Centre
    2012-06-01 17:46:06 +1200
    Roger Brasell
    2012-06-01 15:48:26 +1200
    Paul Toulson
    2012-06-01 14:26:35 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-31 20:25:03 +1200
    Miriam Alice Dixon
    2012-05-31 17:32:20 +1200
    Kavin King
    2012-05-29 06:52:26 +1200
    Neil Brown
    2012-05-28 10:18:01 +1200
    Bruce Paulson
    2012-05-28 10:00:05 +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
      Scott Cooksley
      2012-06-08 00:51:35 +1200
      Richard Isaacs
      2012-06-07 21:43:35 +1200
      Chris Cresswell
      2012-06-07 17:18:15 +1200
      Susan Donaldson
      2012-06-07 14:10:23 +1200
      Darren Watson
      2012-06-07 11:32:17 +1200
      Antony Fox
      2012-06-06 19:39:56 +1200
      Catherine Fox
      2012-06-06 19:08:47 +1200
      phil
      2012-06-06 16:54:05 +1200
      Bill Cunliffe
      2012-06-06 16:52:19 +1200
      Jeff KIngsford-Brown
      2012-06-06 15:53:14 +1200
      Greg Crayford
      2012-06-06 11:30:20 +1200
      Rob Winch
      2012-06-05 18:33:01 +1200
      Paul Toulson
      2012-06-05 13:24:23 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-05 11:45:10 +1200
      David Balham
      2012-06-05 11:32:11 +1200
      Belinda McFadgen
      2012-06-05 01:33:22 +1200
      Les Stephens
      2012-06-04 16:54:57 +1200
      Paul Matthews
      2012-06-04 15:08:37 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-04 12:30:34 +1200
      Ian Hunt
      2012-06-04 12:08:19 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-03 18:00:13 +1200
      Stuart Hubbard
      2012-06-03 11:14:05 +1200
      Upper Hutt Music Centre
      2012-06-01 17:46:06 +1200
      Roger Brasell
      2012-06-01 15:48:26 +1200
      Paul Toulson
      2012-06-01 14:26:35 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-31 20:25:03 +1200
      Miriam Alice Dixon
      2012-05-31 17:32:20 +1200
      Kavin King
      2012-05-29 06:52:26 +1200
      Neil Brown
      2012-05-28 10:18:01 +1200
      Bruce Paulson
      2012-05-28 10:00:05 +1200

      Followers of WJO USA Tour!

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