Eric Dolphy: Freedom of Sound

$12,377USD
raised by 154 people in 2 months
35% funded
0 time left
Verified Nonprofit
$35,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on May 27, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Three Kinds of Thanks

    We will be quietly grateful, and we will post your name on the Eric Dolphy: Freedom of Sound Facebook page and in a list of donors that will be posted on a large placard at the event. (This comes with all proceeding perks.)

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    19 claimed

  • $35USD
    One Ticket

    ONE GENERAL-ADMISSION TICKET, night of your choice. Which one? Tough call. (Check the schedule.) Technically a "$20 value," but plainly far more valuable than that. Plus you help two great causes in the process. LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU DONATE, WE'LL EMAIL YOU TO OBTAIN YOUR SHOW CHOICE. WE'LL HAVE YOUR NAME AT THE DOOR.

    3 claimed

  • $40USD
    24" x 36" Dolphy Poster

    The same image you see in the flyer at the end of the video—blue, orange and white imagery against a green backdrop. Can't take your eyes off it? Neither can we.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    19 out of 300 claimed

  • $50USD
    Two Tickets!

    Better than one ticket? TWO GENERAL-ADMISSION TICKETS. A steal. You could go alone, but bring some company. Someone to gawk with when you hear David Virelles or James Brandon Lewis live for the first time. Or hear Richard Davis solo, or in duo with violin, or in an ensemble with Andrew Cyrille. You get the idea. Or go alone both nights. A bargain among bargains. LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN YOU DONATE, WE'LL EMAIL YOU TO OBTAIN YOUR SHOW CHOICE(S). WE'LL HAVE YOUR NAME AT THE DOOR.

    5 claimed

  • $60USD
    Coolest T-Shirt

    Two-sided Dolphy T-shirt in one of two styles: (a) original straight from linoleum print, or (b), adaptation against green backdrop. Both have logo and slate on back. Colors two be posted soon.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    21 out of 400 claimed

  • $70USD
    HUGE DOLPHY CALENDAR

    Stunning 27"h x 18"w (that's huge) labor of love from graphic designer Oscar Schnider, created in 1991 as an homage to Dolphy.Full-color, glossy, heavy stock. Dolphy photos and musician quotes, 4000+ birthdates of musicians and composers, and an index and discography. PLUS a wonderful intro written expressly for this calendar by NAT HENTOFF. CAN"T GET IT ANYWHERE ELSE! Collector's item.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 25 claimed

  • $100USD
    2 T-shirts + Poster

    As described, two t-shirts of your choice plus a Dolphy poster.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    21 out of 300 claimed

  • $125USD
    Two Tickets, Two T-shirts

    Another steal. A once-in-a-lifetime event, x2, plus The Coolest T-Shirt You Will Ever Own, x2. Go ahead, we encourage your thievery.

    2 claimed

  • $150USD
    Graphic-novel print

    Brown has generously provided prints from a plate for his Dolphy graphic novel (!!!). Signed and numbered, from an edition of 250. It’s a beauty.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    2 out of 50 claimed

  • $200USD
    Print/T-shirt/poster/name

    Brown print, t-shirt and poster. And your name in the program as a Friend of Seed Artists (FSA). All proceeding perks contain the FSA mention. Print retails at more than $100.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    5 out of 40 claimed

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    $201USD
    2 TICKETS to BLUE NOTE

    One set of TWO TICKETS to show of your choice at the legendary BLUE NOTE in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. A very hip place in a very hip place. Not enough hands to count the greats who played and will play here. Name your show, get your table. Value of up to $130. ONE SET OF TWO TICKETS, so grab it while you can.

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $275USD
    Bodge print/T-shirt/name

    Bodge layered two separate linoleum cuts to make his image—one with the amazing lettering, the other with the profile. Hand-pressed them old school. The original 13” x 11” images appear as a set of three above and in the video--in the intro and on the wall behind Trae and I. Signed/numbered original from a very limited edition of 30. And a shirt. Print alone valued at $250.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    4 out of 30 claimed

  • $400USD
    akLaff + 2 T-shirts/posters

    akLaff has played with Cecil Taylor, Andrew Hill, Anthony Braxton and Wadada Leo Smith, among many (many) modern greats. He has taught at Wesleyan University for 20 years. Nice fellow to boot. He will be your personal instructor on Skype for an hour. One–on-one, drums or a broader music lesson or discussion. Keep it yourself or give as a gift to an aspiring musician. And yes, you get two t-shirts and two posters.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    2 out of 3 claimed

  • $400USD
    Both prints, T-shirt/poster

    Cover your walls and yourself with Dolphy: The Bodge and the Brown artworks, a t-shirt and a poster.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $500USD
    Signed poster, 2 t-shirts

    A poster signed by living legends and legends in the making, from one of the most important jazz events in recent memory? There will be only 12 of these, on which we will gather signatures backstage. Review the slate. The value of the signed poster as memorabilia? Just 12 in existence, historic event, legendary musicians...This is a prize item. Plus two t-shirts.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 12 claimed

  • $600USD
    Curate + 2 T-shirts/posters

    Want to control the dial? You can. Curate the Music. Before the show each night, Dolphy’s music will play in the theater and the lobby. Whether it’s his own releases or his work with Coltrane, Mingus, John Lewis, Mal Waldron…You choose, we list you in the program and post your name on the onstage screen as the night’s ambient-music Curator. Plus two t-shirts and two posters. Great way to put your stamp on the night, whether you're there or not.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    1 out of 2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Dolphy banner + 2 Shirts

    Two large full-color banners with the Bodge graphic, roughly 4’ x 6’, will bookend the stage. Green backdrop with the blue, orange and white image, but no text. There will be just two. Where will you put it? Does it matter? Grab both of them and corner the market. The banner value? Again, as memorabilia from an historic event, just two in existence...Another prize item. Plus two t-shirts.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Curate, Artwork, 2 shirts

    If available, be a Curator and add the Bodge or Brown artwork, plus two t-shirts.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Curate + signed poster

    If it's still available, Curate and receive a signed poster. Two very unique items

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Dolphy banner + 2 Shirts

    Two large full-color banners with the Bodge graphic, roughly 4’ x 6’, will bookend the stage. Green backdrop with the blue, orange and white image, but no text. There will be just two. Where will you put it? Does it matter? Grab both of them and corner the market. The banner value? Again, as memorabilia from an historic event, just two in existence...Another prize item. Plus two t-shirts.

    Estimated delivery: June 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Curate, Artwork, 2 shirts

    If available, be a Curator and add the Bodge or Brown artwork, plus two t-shirts.

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    The Big Perk

    At this level, though you do get "stuff," the real perk is the good that you will do. Two-thirds of the funds will be donated directly to JFA, MADLOM or a combination thereof, at your direction. You will meet the performers. You will be acknowledged in large print in the program and also onstage, and you will receive a signed poster and the Bodge and Brown artworks. And sure, two t-shirts

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

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