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Where the fans make it happen.

Titanes Del Trombón Nears The Finish Line
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Grammy® Award-winner Doug Beavers’ new fan-funded ArtistShare® Project, Titanes Del Trombón, is nearly complete. For this project, he teamed up with the best-of-the-best to make this tribute to the most influential trombonist in jazz and Latin music.

Doug honed his craft working with legendary artist such as Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Ruben Blades, Paul Simon Shelia E, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and many others. Titanes is a quintessential example of the sophistication that Doug has developed as a performer, arranger, and producer.

For his ArtistShare® project, Doug teamed up with an all star-cast including Oscar Hernández, Dafnis Prieto, Luisito Guintero, Edsel Gomez, Eddie Montalvo, and many other amazing musicians. There are a total of 37 players on this album, which Doug recorded in studios from New York to Florida to California.

You can still participate in Doug’s Titanes Del Trombón project and gain access to his entire creative process from beginning to end. You’ll be able to see videos of Doug in the studio with his band, recording and arranging tracks for the upcoming release, and get inside what Doug loves about music. Click here to join Titanes Del Trombón today.

Maria Schneider's The Thompson Fields is Almost Here!
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On May 22, 2015, Maria Schneider’s The Thompson Fields will ship out to all participants and will be available for purchase and download on ArtistShare® here. We are proud to share the Maria Schneider Orchestra’s first studio album in 7 years with you. It has been a wonderful journey, if you have not yet participated, you can watch the entire process of making this record by joining here. You will be able to see Maria enter the studio to record with her band and see her go back to her hometown to explore inspirations for the music on the album.

Maria would like to thank all of her Thompson Fields Participants, without you, this project would not be possible.

ArtistShare Gold Participants:
Justin Freed
David and Ginger Komar

ArtistShare Silver Participants:
Bill & Carol Bloemer
Eugene Malinowski
Paul & Kathy Kaleta
Joshua & Amy Boger
Joseph & Margaret Koerner

ArtistShare Bronze Participants:
Martin Messinger
Paul James
Gabriel Penna
Ed Dix
Marc Kaban
JR DiAndrea
Cindy Miller Johnson
Evilásio Vilar
Masamichi Konoe
Alan Drabkin & Rose Goldman
Peter Straub
Stephen McQuarry
Mia Marcy
Gilles Fontan and Vanessa Smiech

Koppel/Colley/Blade Collective CD Now Available on ArtistShare
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You can now order the Koppel/Colley/Blade Collective CD on ArtistShare. Be sure to participate and gain access to exclusive experiences from the band.

The album illustrates the relationship of sound and vision in a beautiful way. The compositions capture the essence of different physical landscapes that the band holds dear: creating musical shapes, colors, textures, and forms inspired by the musicians' travels. The music  also grew and evolved during their recent European tour.

Click here to join the project and experience the Koppel/Colley/Blade Collective today.

New Artist: Letizia Gambi's Blue Monday Project
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We'd like to welcome Letizia Gambi to the ArtistShare family! Be sure to check out her new project, Blue Monday, produced by legendary drummer, Lenny White.

Letizia combines her Italian Neapolitan roots and with the American jazz heritage to create a sound that is authentic and all her own. She met Lenny a few years ago and their working together resulted in her first record, "Introducing Letizia Gambi."  Now she has teamed up with ArtistShare for second release, featuring an all star cast including the master, Ron Carter, on bass.

Click here to participate in the Blue Monday project today and watch her entire creative process from beginning to end.

Gil Evans Project's Lines of Color in The New York Times
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The Gil Evans Project's Lines of Color was featured in The New York Times! You can check out the article here.

"The ensemble is uniformly impressive... The transparency and finesse in the arrangements can suggest a chamber orchestra, but when the band kicks into high gear, as on an obscure version of 'How High the Moon,' it turns into a swinging machine." - The New York Times

What People are Saying About "Lines of Color"
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The reviews are in! Jazz critics dig the Gil Evans Project album. Lines of Color has also won Jazz Magazine’s CHOC award!
Read what people are saying about Lines of Color:

"The gorgeous lilt of Evans' still startling original arrangements for horns is preserved, not in the aspic of academia but in the living, breathing performances of a group of New York’s finest musicians such as Evans might have selected himself."
- Cormac Larkin, THE IRISH TIMES ****

"Superb renderings of some of the finest writing of the postwar big band period. Players are uniformly excellent, but the star "soloist" is the elegant ensemble amalgams that Truesdell found hiding among brass and reeds that others had missed. He makes familiar material worth hearing again. Buy it."
- John McDonough, DOWNBEAT ****½

"This celebration of composer/arranger... Gil Evans is extraordinary in so many respects: it’s a document of rare arrangements; demonstrates Evans' vision; suggests how vital a live setting is to the scope of the music; and reintroduces a new master as he assembles some of New York's finest jazz musicians to keep alive the Evans ideal."

"The 25-strong band produces potent music and the audience is suitably responsive and appreciative... Truesdell and his cohorts are much more than a repertory band, and they have a damn good shot at evoking the spirit of one of the icons of 20th century jazz."
- Andy Boeckstaens, LONDON JAZZ NEWS

"The orchestra's big sound is made unimposing by its abundance of warmth. An amazing album that repeatedly provides a sense of liftoff."
- Dave Sumner, BIRD IS THE WORM

"One thing's for sure: Lines Of Color is another Truesdell triumph."
- Dan Bilawsky, ALL ABOUT JAZZ ****½

"Evans' music could not have a better conductor than the committed, meticulous and passionate Ryan Truesdell. This is big band jazz at its majestic best."
- Glen Hall, EXCLAIM.CA

"What does it say about the state of jazz in general that we have musicians of such dazzling ability and passion as those Truesdell has assembled here? And that Truesdell himself has the vision and abilities to reach across the ages and bring these musical riches back to life? Only good things, I tell you, only good things. This is magnificent music."
- Tim Wilkins, WBGO.ORG

"This album offers the beauty of hearing a large ensemble playing together in the same room. There's an energy that the musicians and the audience bring to the proceedings that adds to the charm and complexity of this music. Truesdell delivers the music with precision, thanks to a cast of New York's best musicians. Lines Of Color is nothing short of exhilarating."
- Frank Alkyer, DOWNBEAT, Editor's Pick (March 2015)

"It's a beautiful record, a must for the Evans aficionado and anyone interested in innovative compositional-arranged big band sounds from the last century. It captures your ears from the start and gives you a full picture of Gil Evans and the great artist he was. Highly recommended!"
- Grego Applegate Edwards, GAPPLEGATE MUSIC REVIEW

"[Lines of Color] is something to savor… I know the sound of the Standard very well and this disc captures the ambiance. Every line is clear, the dynamics (loud and soft) ring out, and the colors are lush."
- Fred Kaplan, STEREOPHILE

"Lines of Color is a wonderful reminder of the great work Gil Evans produced over the 4+ decades of his career. The music does not sound dated but alive, an excellent reminder that jazz is a living and ever-evolving art form and that it can be fun! Kudos to all involved, especially Ryan Truesdell."
- Richard Kamins, STEP TEMPEST

"Ryan Truesdell and his extraordinary ensemble has an energy, drive and polish entirely apt for the compelling admixture of Gil Evans' magical "lost" works. The deft yielding rubatos in the slow movements afford an irresistible warmth which provide a compelling foil to the directional focus and visceral originality of the playing, especially in the reconstruction...of these pieces. Absolutely nothing is missing here: certainly not the soft-edged radiance of the arrangements and this is also music-making which can only ravish in its undimmed personality and artistic ambition."
- Raul da Gama, JAZZDAGAMA 

"Truesdell's passion and dedication have rendered this band more than a simple repertory ensemble. On its second outing, the ensemble is a precise research tool. His obsession is our reward."
- John Corbett, DOWNBEAT ****


ArtistShare Artists Submitted to the 57th Grammy Awards
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We are excited to announce that ArtistShare has submitted its first two BlueNote/ArtistShare artists Fabian Almazan and Jon Cowherd, as well as ArtistShare artist Steve Wiest for consideration in the 57th Grammy Awards.

The BlueNote/ ArtistShare label is a partnership forged by ArtistShare Founder and CEO Brian Camelio, Bruce Lundvall, and Don Was, President of Blue Note Records. Blue Note/ArtistShare is the first collaboration between a crowdfunding model and a major label. Bruce Lundvall (Chairman Emeritus of Blue Note) refers to the collaboration as “key component in the future of the music business”.

BlueNote/ArtistShare has submitted the following records for consideration:

Rhizome – Fabian Almazan

Submitted for the following:
·      Record of the Year

·      Album of the Year

·      Improvised Jazz Solo (Fabian Almazan – Hacie el Aire)
·      Latin Jazz Album

·      Instrumental Composition (Rhizome)
·      Arrangement, instrumental or A Cappella (The Elders) 

·      Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome is the first record to be featured on the new BlueNote/ArtistShare record label. Rhizome features Almazan’s Spanish lyrics and music inspired by his native Cuba. Click here to check out this project!

Mercy – Jon Cowherd, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade and John Patitucci

Submitted for the following:
·      Best New Artist

·      Improvised Jazz Solo (Bill Frisell on Mercy Suite (Part One))
·      Jazz Instrumental Album
·      Instrumental Composition (Four Rivers)

Jon Cowherd's Mercy, also part of the new BlueNote/ArtistShare label, features his original compositions and one-of-a-kind musicians Brian Blade, drums; Bill Frisell, guitar; and John Patitucci, bass. The album showcases the unique lessons Jon has learned from working with different ensembles over the years. Click here to check out this project!

ArtistShare has submitted the following records for consideration:

Concerto For Folded Space – Steve Wiest featuring Bob Mintzer

·      Submitted for the following:
·      Improvised Jazz Solo (Bob Mintzer – EBE Bop)
·      Large Jazz Ensemble Album

·      Instrumental Composition (The Neither Zone)
·      Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals (Step Aside)

Steve Wiest’s Concerto for Folded Space features an eclectic combination of trombones, flutes, and guitars with a tasteful blend of hard-hitting, classic orchestration and driving funk-rock grooves gives this 80’s style fusion an attitude of its own. The band features guests including Bob Mintzer, James Pankow and Arlington Jones. Click here to check out this project!

Update // The Thompson Fields
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"The Thompson Fields" is composer/arranger (and multi GRAMMY Award-winner!) Maria Schneider's latest ArtistShare® project. We're thrilled to share the exciting news with you. Maria is currently in the process of mixing the recording and is exclusively sharing videos of rehearsals and interviews with members of her orchestra.

Many thanks to the wonderful people who have already joined Maria's "The Thompson Fields" project! Learn more about the project here.

ArtistShare® Gold Participants:
Justin Freed
David Komar

ArtistShare® Silver Participants:
Bill & Carol Bloemer
Eugene Malinowski
Paul & Kathy Kaleta
Joshua & Amy Boger
Joseph & Margaret Koerner

ArtistShare® Bronze Participants:
Martin Messinger
Paul James
Gabrial Penna
Ed Dix
Marc Kaban
Richard M. DiAndrea II
Cindy (Miller) Johnson
Evilasio Silva
Masamichi Konoe
Alan Drabkin & Rose Goldman

Koppel/Colley/Blade Collective on Tour
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The Koppel/Colley/Blade Collective’s recent tour throughout Europe was fantastic. Here are some great photos of the band hanging out! They look like they are having a blast.

Click here to participate in this exciting project today and watch the Koppel/Colley/Blade Collective bring their spontaneous music to life.

ArtistShare Founder and CEO to Speak at George Mason University's Intellectual Property Conference
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ArtistShare founder and CEO, Brian Camelio, will be speaking at George Mason University’s Center For The Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) conference, Common Ground: How Intellectual Property Unites Creators and Innovators, on October 10th 2014. This conference will take a look at the connection between the creative and innovative industries, and their importance in the United States Economy.

Some believe that creative rights are inhibitors to innovation and growth; that the future of innovation is reliant on open access to all information. However, this conference will take a closer look at how creators and innovators are related and why intellectual property rights are vital to protecting these industries’ investments and future innovation.

Camelio will be part of the panel entitled Creative Upstarts and Start-Up Firms: Sources of New Innovation and Creative Works. As the founder of ArtistShare, Camelio has been working to protect artists’ creative rights for many years. With ArtistShare, musicians, for example, are able to keep the rights to music they create, something that many major record labels would not allow until recently. Through ArtistShare, creative artists not only have a business model which allows compensation before a work is released (and potentially shared digitally) but a complex set of tools to execute and manage creative projects. The launch of ArtistShare in 2003 has since paved the way for “crowdfunding” sites such as Kickstarter and Indie-GoGo. Camelio, in his own capacity as an inventor holds US patent 7,885,887 (filed in 2002 and issued in 2011) which describes his detailed system for creative artists to build and present creative projects for funding through a network. He will also be discussing the importance of patent protection for young inventors and how IP protection allows creators to take bold risks in order to innovate and realize their dreams.

Brian Camelio, ArtistShare Founder and CEO
Ron Katznelson, President, Bi-Level Technologies
Prof. Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law
Prof. Sean Pager, Michigan State University School of Law
Moderator: Matthew Barblan, George Mason University School of Law

October 10, 2014 Panel 5: 9:15 – 10:45 AM

Founders Hall Auditorium at George Mason University School of Law 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201