For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we travelled back to June 2012, where Rodger Fox and his Big Band were planning their USA tour and dreaming of recording in the hallowed halls of Capitol Studios, LA. To make this dream a reality, they turned to their jazz-loving, finger-clicking crowd – and their crowd delivered! They raised $12,220 and were able to take their music international.
And luckily, their recording in Capitol Studios was a resounding success. The CD they created whilst there was awarded the New Zealand Jazz Recording of the Year. Since then, the band has appeared in concert with classical pianist Michael Houstoun and released another CD, this one entitled “Concerti”. They’ve performed all around the country and rocked the Napier Jazz Festival three times – and if that wasn’t enough, they ran another successful PledgeMe campaign in 2014!
The CD funded by that campaign was released in August last year, and the Big Band are still jamming together – they’re releasing a CD of NZ compositions at the end of this month and are making plans for the next trip abroad.
We’re so stoked to have been a part of this band’s awesome journey, and we can’t wait to collaborate with them more in future! To step back in time and find out a bit more, check out their original campaign here, and see what PledgeMe can do for music.