We are LYRIC FURY, a band of eight amazing musicians playing a very special kind of jazz. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO RECORD OUR FIRST CD. Maybe you've heard us. Maybe you think Lyric Fury should be playing in major concert halls all around the world. We agree. Maybe you think these strangely organic soul-nourishing artist types, these crazy musicians that rocked your world with some deep, crunchy swing, and then played an avant garde lullaby that brought you to tears, should be catapulted to world fame and fortune. YOU CAN DEFINITELY HELP US GET THERE. You can click on any of the perks on the side bar here to go ahead and contribute at any time.
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Support getting this amazing music recorded by contributing to this Indiegogo funding campaign. Then YOU, THE DARLING FAN, end up supporting, and being rewarded with, a beautiful recording of exquisite original jazz. But wait, there's more! You will also be helping to get our music out to the throngs of musically, spiritually, galacticallly undernourished folks out there, who would LOVE to hear LYRIC FURY, and don't know about us. Just think what will happen when they get their first taste! We need to make this recording so people can hear us on CDs, on the web and radio, and to present LYRIC FURY to concert venues and festivals worldwide. That's why we need you!
How does this crowd-funding work? We ask for our fans, friends, family (and THEIR fans friends and family) to support our worthy artistic cause. We offer you various perks for different levels of giving, and you offer support of whatever amount suits your fancy. We create our beautiful product without industrial interference, disperse your rewards, and the world is a better place.
Who are we? LYRIC FURY is an eight-piece chamber jazz ensemble started by composer, pianist and vocalist, Cynthia Hilts in 1996. It was, and still is, her dream band – the perfect vehicle for her deepest, sweetest, swingin'est and/or most celestially controversial compositions. The rest of the band are world class jazz musicians, leaders and composers in their own right: Jack Walrath – trumpet, Lily White - tenor & alto sax, Lisa Parrott - baritone & soprano sax, Deborah Weisz – trombone, Marika Hughes – cello, Ratzo Harris – bass, and Scott Neumann – drums.
Here's where the money's going:
& Mastering the CD
Recording Lyric Fury will be an intricate and demanding process. Luckily, we have almost all the ingredients: dedicated world-class jazz musicians, great music and serious arrangements, many hours of rehearsal and performance as a cohesive ensemble, a wonderful studio with a great engineer committed to the finest quality of music, and recording dates set! WE NEED YOU - THE OTHER MAGIC INGREDIENT! Your contribution of ANY AMOUNT will be a very welcome aid to the production of this CD. And it is also encouragement and a heart-warming addition to the momentum that a beloved artistic project like this needs!
You can help by spreading the word about this project and campaign. Let your friends and family know about Lyric Fury, and about this project. Jazz-lovers are the best connection to more jazz-lovers. Tell your Facebook friends about us and keep up with this campaign on our FB page. If you blog, let your virtual jazz posse know we are here. This is the beginning of a wonderful wave of awareness of Lyric Fury, and you can ride the crest. You can even tell people that you don't like about this project, if you think they might be interested. Spread the love, baby!
We know who you are... You actually love music. It's physical, it's spiritual, it's emotional. Sometimes it's hilarious. Outrageous. Fantastical. Somber. Deep. Transcendental. Provocative. You're a dedicated listener who believes what your heart, mind and body tell you. So when you hear music with the depth, hilarity and world of meaning that Lyric Fury delivers, you know you're receiving true musical and soul nourishment!
Who are these furiously lyrical musicians of Lyric Fury?!
Jack Walrath, the legendary trumpetist, is a prolific recording artist,
award-winning composer, jazz clinician, and author.
Lily White is jazz & blues sunniest alto & tenor saxophonist, an
award-winning composer, recording artist, author, and teacher.
Lisa Parrott on soprano & baritone sax, is an award-winning
saxophonist, renowned big band mainstay, adventurous small ensemble
member, and recording artist
Deborah Weisz is a multi-faceted and deeply expressive trombonist, award-winning composer,
bandleader, professor and jazz clinician.
Marika Hughes on cello is a genre-buster, a songwriter, a vocalist, a
bandleader, much-sought master of many styles, and humanitarian
Ratzo Harris renowned virtuoso bassist, is a jazz educator, composer,
blogger, recording artist and jazz historian.
Scott Neumann, an extraordinarily sensitive drummer, graces the best of
small and large jazz bands, is a versatile recording artist,
composer, veteran of Broadway, film and TV soundtracks.
Cynthia Hilts is leader, founder and composer of all works
performed by Lyric Fury. She is an award-winning
composer & lyricist, pianist & vocalist, theatrical music
director, singer-songwriter, recording artist, poet and teacher.
Here's what these amazing musicians have to say about the
music we're going to record: