Our own Chaz Lipp is currently conducting a Kickstarter campaign to raise completion funding for a jazz album, Good Merlin. Recorded by The Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp and featuring vocals by Sanjaya Malakar (of American Idol), the album contains lively, impassioned takes on Great American Songbook standards like “Take the A-Train” and “Summertime.” Every level of support includes a reward (starting at just $1, for which the backer will receive a download of the song “Nature Boy” from the finished album).
You’ll unlock ways to earn additional entries, too.
Of course, if you check out the album project and like what you hear – feel free to pitch in and help The Groove Tripp reach the funding goal (though this is not required to participate in the giveaway). Every single dollar and every single backer count! Good Merlin boasts Chaz Lipp’s vigorous saxophone snaking in and out of Sanjaya’s soulful vocals. The whole album is tuneful, listenable, and highly accessible even to non-jazz fans.