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

    Rick Henderson
    2012-05-28 09:16:37 +1200
    Nick Granville
    2012-05-27 20:47:41 +1200
    Michael William Rowlands
    2012-05-27 19:01:59 +1200
    Shannon Lawn
    2012-05-27 18:56:50 +1200
    Michael Costeloe
    2012-05-26 20:56:41 +1200
    Mark Malpass
    2012-05-26 19:07:51 +1200
    Richard McKenzie
    2012-05-26 15:47:39 +1200
    John Crawford
    2012-05-26 15:42:35 +1200
    Jake Baxendale
    2012-05-26 10:29:00 +1200
    Kevin Downing
    2012-05-26 08:23:06 +1200
    Cathy Sneyd
    2012-05-25 21:54:33 +1200
    Janna Ferry
    2012-05-25 20:47:02 +1200
    Lisa Tong
    2012-05-25 20:17:41 +1200
    Mike and Holly
    2012-05-25 12:58:32 +1200
    Arie Rozendaal
    2012-05-24 11:33:48 +1200
    Kirsten Henderson
    2012-05-24 09:31:19 +1200
    grant willis
    2012-05-22 19:57:33 +1200
    Gilbert Hadfield
    2012-05-22 16:24:24 +1200
    john mccormick
    2012-05-22 14:38:06 +1200
    Jenni Bedford
    2012-05-22 13:48:07 +1200
    julie bevan
    2012-05-21 12:53:38 +1200
    Grant Crowley
    2012-05-20 15:32:15 +1200
    Larry Koonse
    2012-05-20 01:25:44 +1200
    Jim Hollis
    2012-05-20 00:50:26 +1200
    Duncan Wylie
    2012-05-19 23:19:47 +1200
    Hemi Frires
    2012-05-19 22:20:12 +1200
    Chanel Haami
    2012-05-19 20:11:29 +1200
    Julie Boddy
    2012-05-19 16:47:04 +1200
    john kliem
    2012-05-19 16:12:59 +1200
    Bruce Forman
    2012-05-18 07:40:07 +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
      Rick Henderson
      2012-05-28 09:16:37 +1200
      Nick Granville
      2012-05-27 20:47:41 +1200
      Michael William Rowlands
      2012-05-27 19:01:59 +1200
      Shannon Lawn
      2012-05-27 18:56:50 +1200
      Michael Costeloe
      2012-05-26 20:56:41 +1200
      Mark Malpass
      2012-05-26 19:07:51 +1200
      Richard McKenzie
      2012-05-26 15:47:39 +1200
      John Crawford
      2012-05-26 15:42:35 +1200
      Jake Baxendale
      2012-05-26 10:29:00 +1200
      Kevin Downing
      2012-05-26 08:23:06 +1200
      Cathy Sneyd
      2012-05-25 21:54:33 +1200
      Janna Ferry
      2012-05-25 20:47:02 +1200
      Lisa Tong
      2012-05-25 20:17:41 +1200
      Mike and Holly
      2012-05-25 12:58:32 +1200
      Arie Rozendaal
      2012-05-24 11:33:48 +1200
      Kirsten Henderson
      2012-05-24 09:31:19 +1200
      grant willis
      2012-05-22 19:57:33 +1200
      Gilbert Hadfield
      2012-05-22 16:24:24 +1200
      john mccormick
      2012-05-22 14:38:06 +1200
      Jenni Bedford
      2012-05-22 13:48:07 +1200
      julie bevan
      2012-05-21 12:53:38 +1200
      Grant Crowley
      2012-05-20 15:32:15 +1200
      Larry Koonse
      2012-05-20 01:25:44 +1200
      Jim Hollis
      2012-05-20 00:50:26 +1200
      Duncan Wylie
      2012-05-19 23:19:47 +1200
      Hemi Frires
      2012-05-19 22:20:12 +1200
      Chanel Haami
      2012-05-19 20:11:29 +1200
      Julie Boddy
      2012-05-19 16:47:04 +1200
      john kliem
      2012-05-19 16:12:59 +1200
      Bruce Forman
      2012-05-18 07:40:07 +1200

      Followers of WJO USA Tour!

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