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June 1, 2017

Hi Friends!

In this day and age, the music industry is in a state of flux. Gone are the days where record companies would take chances on talented but little known artists. These days, many artists are turning to crowd sourcing as a way to pay for recording costs. Kickstarter and Indie Go-Go Dancer seem to be popular ways of raising money from friends, family, and fans. I have no problem this kind of financing, but one of my groups, Cosa Nostra Strings, is taking a slightly different approach. We are trying to tap our audience.

Sunday, June 4th, Cosa Nostra Strings is playing a show to help raise funds to record our album at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley, starting at 4pm. CNS is member of the Jazz Mafia record label/collective. The group is Shaina Evoniuk – violin, Keith Lawrence – Viola, Lewis Patzner – cello, Adam Theis – Trombone/bass, and Aaron Kierbel – drums. We play originals and covers in the jazz-pop vein, and we collaborate with a variety of vocalists.

Our show on Sunday is a continuation of the Classical Matinee Series, so we will be taking a leap (or a short hop) into the classical world, in addition to playing our originals and some choice covers. I personally have a couple new tunes that we will play. The Matinee Series is family friendly – all ages are welcome!, and the Starry Plough is 2 blocks from Ashby Bart. There will be no cover charge, but we will be passing a tip container that will go directly to the album fund. If you would like to donate in a tax deductible way, you can write a check to our fiscal sponsor.

Hope to see you there!



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