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Ed Johnson Novo Tempo New Recording Project

by Ed Johnson

Music

Menlo Park, United States

We are eager to begin work on recording a new collection of Brazilian-inspired songs and compositions, and we'd like to enlist your help!

Hi, Ed Johnson here! I am reaching out to you on this platform because most of you know me as a guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and recording artist based here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have made several recordings throughout my long career, and my lifelong love of Brazilian music is profoundly evident on the recordings I have made with my Brazilian jazz ensemble Novo Tempo. It’s been ten years since the last Novo Tempo album was released and I am now at a point where having a new one is imperative for my continued growth as an artist, as well as having new product to sustain my career.

 

I have been honored and humbled over the past ten years by people’s feedback about my music and how it has affected them on a personal level. To know my music has somehow impacted people’s lives to the point that they would take time out of their busy lives to acknowledge me in such a personal way has been reaffirming and inspiring to me, to say the least. I want to continue my musical quest with my esteemed bandmates and produce a new recording of new, Brazilian-inspired music that has touched so many people all around this world! 

 

Background On The New Project:

 

While we haven’t released any new recordings since 2008’s The Other Road, I have continued to compose new material, and I feel the time has come for more of the music that we create, expressing love, diversity, the human condition and shared experience, and living life to it’s fullest. My goal is to get the financial backing necessary to fund such a project. The music industry continues in a state of flux, and it becomes more and more apparent that artists must step up and put some of their efforts into raising capital for recording their material and getting the product out on the market. 

 

What Your Support Means:

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE MATCHED 100%, and will help fund:

·      * Recording costs, including studio and musician fees,

       mixing, and mastering the album

·      * Mass duplication of CDs

·      * A limited number of vinyl pressings

·      * Mass distribution of the album online (iTunes, Amazon, etc.)

·     * Album artwork/packaging

·     *  Marketing and promotion

I


About Novo Tempo:

 

I’ve had the pleasure of teaming up with some of the best talent in the music business. The wonderful artists I have worked with over the past 25 years have played a significant role in helping me realize my musical vision: songs and instrumental compositions that are in part inspired by my life long love of Brazilian music, as well as by classical, jazz, rock, and folkloric styles from around the world. Joining me in this musical quest over the years are two stellar musicians: the incredible Canadian vocalist and pianist Jennifer Scott, and Bay Area sax/flute maestra Kristen Strom. Eighteen years ago I began working on a recording involving these uniquely talented women, along with some other stellar musicians from the Bay Area and Seattle music scenes. The product that resulted from this project became the first of a trilogy of recordings over the next several years, and the band Novo Tempo was born in 2002 after we recorded and released Over That Wave, an album of original songs with a strong Brazilian and Latin undercurrent, released on the Cumulus label.  We toured the West coast extensively and went on to record two other albums, Movimento (Cumulus 2004) and The Other Road (Cumulus 2007).

 

The name Novo Tempo translates from Portuguese into English as meaning “new times.” I had been performing a song with the same title by Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins for some years, and thought that the name captured the sound and vision of this newly formed ensemble.

 

We’ve Got Perks!

 

My hope is that you feel inspired to help us make this happen. Please check out the list of perks for donors on this page. I want to emphasize again that YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED 100%!! There are ten donor tiers with a wide variety of offerings to choose from. And, if you’d like to donate a custom amount outside the tier system, there is an option for that as well. 

 

$9,565.00 of $35,000.00 goal
36 backHers
15 days left

*This Project length has been extended.

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Perks

$15.00

TIER 1

Digital Download of the Album

Estimated delivery: October 2019

2 backHers
Unlimited

$30.00

TIER 2

CD plus digital download

Estimated delivery: October 2019

7 backHers
Unlimited

$45.00

TIER 3

CD, vinyl copy, plus digital download

Estimated delivery: October 2019

1 backHers
Unlimited

$60.00

TIER 4

CD, vinyl copy, digital download, plus invitation to VIP listening party

Estimated delivery: October 2019

5 backHers
Unlimited

$100.00

TIER 5

Signed very first CD and vinyl copies, plus digital download and invitation to album release show

Estimated delivery: October 2019

4 backHers
Unlimited

$150.00

TIER 6

Signed copies on CD and vinyl, digital download, plus two tickets to album release show

Estimated delivery: October 2019

2 backHers
Unlimited

$200.00

TIER 7

Signed copies on CD and vinyl, digital download, two tickets to album release show, plus signed copy of sheet music of an original song from the album.

Estimated delivery: October 2019

7 backHers
Unlimited

$500.00

TIER 8

Special Novo Tempo ringtone for your mobile phone, PLUS two signed copies on both CD and vinyl, digital download, two tickets to album release show, signed copies of sheet music of all songs from the album, and special thank you listed in the album credits.

Estimated delivery: October 2019

1 backHers
Unlimited

$1,000.00

TIER 9

Special Novo Tempo ringtone for your mobile phone, PLUS Five signed copies on both CD and vinyl, digital download, two tickets to album release show, signed copies of sheet music of all songs from the album, special thank you in the album credits, a set of all of Ed’s previous recordings, PLUS a one-set, duo performance in your home, or a friend or relative’s home (date of performance to be negotiated).

Estimated delivery: October 2019

1 backHers
Unlimited

$2,000.00

TIER 10

All of the perks from Tier 9 included, but instead of the one-set duo performance house concert, you get the entire Novo Tempo band for two sets, in your home or in the home of a friend or relative! (Concert venue location limited to the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties; concert date to be negotiated)

Estimated delivery: October 2019

0 backHers
Unlimited
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Ed Johnson Novo Tempo New Recording Project

by Ed Johnson

Music

Menlo Park, United States

$9,565.00 of $35,000.00 goal
36 backHers
15 days left
Convert?&align=faces&rotate=exif&w=150&h=150&fit=crop
Project Created
by
Ed Johnson
We are eager to begin work on recording a new collection of Brazilian-inspired songs and compositions, and we'd like to enlist your help!

Hi, Ed Johnson here! I am reaching out to you on this platform because most of you know me as a guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and recording artist based here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have made several recordings throughout my long career, and my lifelong love of Brazilian music is profoundly evident on the recordings I have made with my Brazilian jazz ensemble Novo Tempo. It’s been ten years since the last Novo Tempo album was released and I am now at a point where having a new one is imperative for my continued growth as an artist, as well as having new product to sustain my career.

 

I have been honored and humbled over the past ten years by people’s feedback about my music and how it has affected them on a personal level. To know my music has somehow impacted people’s lives to the point that they would take time out of their busy lives to acknowledge me in such a personal way has been reaffirming and inspiring to me, to say the least. I want to continue my musical quest with my esteemed bandmates and produce a new recording of new, Brazilian-inspired music that has touched so many people all around this world! 

 

Background On The New Project:

 

While we haven’t released any new recordings since 2008’s The Other Road, I have continued to compose new material, and I feel the time has come for more of the music that we create, expressing love, diversity, the human condition and shared experience, and living life to it’s fullest. My goal is to get the financial backing necessary to fund such a project. The music industry continues in a state of flux, and it becomes more and more apparent that artists must step up and put some of their efforts into raising capital for recording their material and getting the product out on the market. 

 

What Your Support Means:

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE MATCHED 100%, and will help fund:

·      * Recording costs, including studio and musician fees,

       mixing, and mastering the album

·      * Mass duplication of CDs

·      * A limited number of vinyl pressings

·      * Mass distribution of the album online (iTunes, Amazon, etc.)

·     * Album artwork/packaging

·     *  Marketing and promotion

I


About Novo Tempo:

 

I’ve had the pleasure of teaming up with some of the best talent in the music business. The wonderful artists I have worked with over the past 25 years have played a significant role in helping me realize my musical vision: songs and instrumental compositions that are in part inspired by my life long love of Brazilian music, as well as by classical, jazz, rock, and folkloric styles from around the world. Joining me in this musical quest over the years are two stellar musicians: the incredible Canadian vocalist and pianist Jennifer Scott, and Bay Area sax/flute maestra Kristen Strom. Eighteen years ago I began working on a recording involving these uniquely talented women, along with some other stellar musicians from the Bay Area and Seattle music scenes. The product that resulted from this project became the first of a trilogy of recordings over the next several years, and the band Novo Tempo was born in 2002 after we recorded and released Over That Wave, an album of original songs with a strong Brazilian and Latin undercurrent, released on the Cumulus label.  We toured the West coast extensively and went on to record two other albums, Movimento (Cumulus 2004) and The Other Road (Cumulus 2007).

 

The name Novo Tempo translates from Portuguese into English as meaning “new times.” I had been performing a song with the same title by Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins for some years, and thought that the name captured the sound and vision of this newly formed ensemble.

 

We’ve Got Perks!

 

My hope is that you feel inspired to help us make this happen. Please check out the list of perks for donors on this page. I want to emphasize again that YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED 100%!! There are ten donor tiers with a wide variety of offerings to choose from. And, if you’d like to donate a custom amount outside the tier system, there is an option for that as well. 

 

Perks

$15.00

TIER 1

Digital Download of the Album

Estimated delivery: October 2019

2 backHers
Unlimited

$30.00

TIER 2

CD plus digital download

Estimated delivery: October 2019

7 backHers
Unlimited

$45.00

TIER 3

CD, vinyl copy, plus digital download

Estimated delivery: October 2019

1 backHers
Unlimited

$60.00

TIER 4

CD, vinyl copy, digital download, plus invitation to VIP listening party

Estimated delivery: October 2019

5 backHers
Unlimited

$100.00

TIER 5

Signed very first CD and vinyl copies, plus digital download and invitation to album release show

Estimated delivery: October 2019

4 backHers
Unlimited

$150.00

TIER 6

Signed copies on CD and vinyl, digital download, plus two tickets to album release show

Estimated delivery: October 2019

2 backHers
Unlimited

$200.00

TIER 7

Signed copies on CD and vinyl, digital download, two tickets to album release show, plus signed copy of sheet music of an original song from the album.

Estimated delivery: October 2019

7 backHers
Unlimited

$500.00

TIER 8

Special Novo Tempo ringtone for your mobile phone, PLUS two signed copies on both CD and vinyl, digital download, two tickets to album release show, signed copies of sheet music of all songs from the album, and special thank you listed in the album credits.

Estimated delivery: October 2019

1 backHers
Unlimited

$1,000.00

TIER 9

Special Novo Tempo ringtone for your mobile phone, PLUS Five signed copies on both CD and vinyl, digital download, two tickets to album release show, signed copies of sheet music of all songs from the album, special thank you in the album credits, a set of all of Ed’s previous recordings, PLUS a one-set, duo performance in your home, or a friend or relative’s home (date of performance to be negotiated).

Estimated delivery: October 2019

1 backHers
Unlimited

$2,000.00

TIER 10

All of the perks from Tier 9 included, but instead of the one-set duo performance house concert, you get the entire Novo Tempo band for two sets, in your home or in the home of a friend or relative! (Concert venue location limited to the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties; concert date to be negotiated)

Estimated delivery: October 2019

0 backHers
Unlimited
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