Dear Friend, Seasons Greetings!
I would like to personally thank you for all your support over the years. As 2012 comes to an end, we look back gratefully for the support from all of you.We received 295 votes to compete for a $250,000 small business grant. As a Recording, Performance and Education center, we continue to be dedicated to promoting JAZZ with an emphasis on VOCALISTS.
Looking forward to 2013
Grace Notes Music Is excited to announce the Re-Launch of the Singers Center. Jazz Times magazine featured The Singers Center in an article:“Best Jazz Music Schools in the country”
January 21,2013, we start with a
Vocal Jazz Master Class by N.E.A.
Jazz Master: Sheila Jordan
Sheila Jordan is an inspiration to Jazz vocalists and instrumentalists everywhere as a performer, educator, & mentor.
Still traveling the globe performing and passing on the tradition of Jazz and her mentor, Charlie Parker; she is loved and appreciated by audiences worldwide.
And beginning Jan 5,2013 a Vocal jazz Performance Prep Intensive Course
taught by Grace Testani
This intensive Workshop will prepare vocalists to get the maximum benefit from the knowledge, experience, and valuable feedback from Ms. Jordan.
The course teaches skills that singers will be able to use at any jam session and rehearsal in addition to this Master class.
More info at the Singers Center's home page
We are also excited to present our
1st Vocal Jazz Festival
In October 2013 we will present in Endicott,NY an All-Star group of Jazz Vocalist (including Sheila Jordan, Grammy winners & nominees, Grace Testani, and more.
Grace Notes Music is working with the local government, the State University and their Jazz program students, local businesses and local arts organizations. We already have committed radio station airplay, Endicott is located in the Triple Cities of Upstate NY. Broome County has been financially devastated by three concurrent events: IBM moving out (it started in Endicott), the worldwide economic downturn, and the vast destruction of hurricane Irene. This area is culturally undeserved and economically struggling. We expect to bring over 3,000 former residents back for this festival. Plus,since this is peak season for autumn colors, we anticipate music & fall foliage lovers from other areas will attend to help boost local businesses and the economy while invigorating a cultural revival.
Additionally,Grace Notes Music is in the process of securing the technology to interactively webcast our events, Master Classes and courses globally.
Music and artists have always had patrons who recognize the importance of art in our lives. They understand that the arts need support beyond sales.
*** If you were considering making a year-end tax-deductible contribution, I respectfully ask that you consider donating to Grace Notes Music today. This will help us
continue our projects and support our operations.
Grace Notes Music is a sponsored project of Fracture Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Grace Notes Music must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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*** If you'd like to receive a year-end tax deduction, now is your opportunity. Please be so kind as to make Grace Notes Music a priority with your generous tax-deductible gift by December31, 2012.
We begin the New Year with excitement for the planned projects. To see more projects and how your contribution will help, visit: http://www.gracenotesmusic.com *** Many thanks to our current Donors, Jazz Times, Jazz Ed, Jazz Inside NY, and Jazz Improv magazines for generously donating advertising space. Plus special thanks to our Corporate Sponsor, Creative Computing Center, Inc. who maintains our Web sites.
Have a wonderful holiday season! Thank you for your support. Sincerely,
Founder & Artistic Director,
Grace Notes Music
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Grace Notes Music is a sponsored project of Fracture Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions on behalf of Grace Notes Music must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.