Monday, June 15, 2009

Hoping to put together a benefit

Fellow trumpet players Birgit Ulher and Leonel Kaplan are going to be coming to America in February. We are currently putting together some concerts on the East Coast. We need help however. So far we haven't secured a well funded concert (i.e. besides door money) that will help pay for their plane tickets from the West Coast to East Coast. As we all know, the funding available for such concerts has dried up due to the recession. I am a person who has been fortunate to benefit from these fundings in the past. At the same time, I don't know the system, and I have found it to be a massive pain in the ass to try to write grants or whatever the hell else. I don't know that. But I know the grassroots. And so what I'm hoping to do in the very near future, is put together a benefit event or two. Possibly at the Zeitgeist Outpost in Cambridge. If you live in Boston, I'd like to hear from you as far as what you think might be fun. I am thinking of doing another performance of "Today's Media", and maybe having some DJ's afterward and/or food.

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