Hello. My name is Michael Wang. I am a jazz musician, I play the trombone, and I'm working on my first album!
I am seeking financial support to aid with the recording and release of this project. Any and all help will be truly appreciated.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2017, I moved out to New York City. During my time here so far I've had the opportunity to play trombone as a sideman in a variety of settings with bands such as the Smalls Legacy Band, Mingus Big Band, Stan Rubin Orchestra, Valery Ponomarev Big Band, among others.
Along with being an avid performer, however, I also love to compose and arrange music. It has always been one of my dreams to portray my music to a wider audience, which is one of the reasons that I wanted to record an album. I strongly believe that having a compilation of my own songs in recorded form is one of the best ways to showcase my musical interests, because people can easily hear what my influences are and how I use these influences to create my own artistic concept.
I am extremely fortunate to be collaborating with some of my close friends and amazing musicians who I have known since my Berklee years. The lineup for this upcoming recording is myself on trombone, Jonathan Elbaz on piano, Giuseppe Cucchiara on bass, and Kazuhiro Odagiri on drums. Being fortunate enough to collaborate with them will allow me to fulfill my artistic vision to the highest level.
Recording an album, however, presents its own difficulties, and certainly not the least of them is finance. Along with studio time and engineering, I will also have to set aside a budget for mixing and mastering the album, rendering the tracks, album art, distribution, and other fees. This is why I'm putting together this campaign, because in order to make my vision a reality I will need your financial support. I've put together a list of rewards that will be yours to claim when you make a pledge.
Our goal is to create a recording that represents my artistic vision at the highest level possible. With your help, we can make this dream a reality.
Thank you so much for your consideration and support!