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The 12th Anniversary Banana Puddin' Jazz Benefit/Concert!
Become a BPJ Sponsor, make a contribution and show your love and and support for music I have been producing for twelve years.....
Yes it's my twelfth anniversary of producing over 144 marvtastic evenings of jazz. Twelve years of showcasing well over 600 talented individuals (free of charge) giving them name recognition in the press along with radio and TV exposure throughout the tri-state area and beyond.
Over the twelve years I have been extremely proud of the programming paying tributes to Living legends like Danny Mixon, Bob Cunningham, Bill Lee (Spike's dad),Katsuya Abe, Andy McCloud III, Grace L. Jones, Patience Higgins & The Sugarhill Quartet and Cobi Narita ,....... Nights of showcasing and celebrating Japanese jazz artists.... Also so many nights of celebrating women of jazz (not just during Women's History Month), along with special shows bringing together straight and OUT gays and lesbians celebrating LGBT greats in jazz.,,,,, One of the tremendous talents performing in these shows over the years is Nhojj winner of four OUT MUSIC awards, RIGHT OUT TV award, and an OUT JAZZ FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL (produced at Banana Puddin' Jazz), I won two of these awards also for celebrating the works of LGBT greats in Jazz ................ I am extremely proud of the young folks who have been showcased as apart of the bpj experience and have gone on to do great things around the music like: Jazzmeia Horn, Charles Turner, NuSaiba Legacy Hoteop, Elijah Shiffer, Lauren Henderson and Autum Ashante......
I've sacrificed and done a lot to keep the Banana Puddin' Jazz programming going for the past ten years and to maintain the integrity of the music I need your help!!! I need your financial support!!! I need you to show your love of the work that I have laid down for those years by making a financial commitment as a token of your support
My goal is to raise $35,000 to cover the cost of producing and programming these events over the next year. Be a part of the Banana Puddin' Jazz experience "TODAY" and make the difference!
This is how you can help!
You can make a financial contribution to Rome Neal by way of Pay Pal, check or money order: 43 North Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205.... This is not a request for funds via Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Kickstarter, Indigogo. ALL percentages of your contributions goes directly to maintaining Banana Puddin' Jazz. Though not a government funded or tax exempt organization I would like to offer you a show of my appreciation with a few gifts:
What you will get:
$10 or more receive a thank you via BPJ e-blast and in person when I see you!
$25 or more receive a BPJ DVD "Banana Puddin' Jazz - A Night To Remember or Rome Neal A All In The Puddin'
$25 A Banana Puddin' Jazz Poetry Chap Book
$25 A Banana Puddin' Jazz Tee Shirt
$50 Any two of the above gifts
$75 A Crystal Bowl of Rome Neal's delicious homemade Banana Puddin' Jazz
$100 Banana Puddin' Jazz sponsorship for two months as well as being a guest at BPJ events on those given months (except Gala night) and given a public acknowledgement and name/brand acknowledgement in e-blasts and numerous websites
$600 Banana Puddin' Jazz sponsorship for one year as well as being a guest at BPJ events on those given months (except Gala night) and given a public acknowledgement and name/brand acknowledgement in e-blasts and numerous websites
$150 Banana Puddin' Jazz sponsorship for two months and seating for one at BPJ 12th Anniversary Celebration/ Benefit on June 6th at the World Famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe along with being a guest at BPJ events on those given months and given a public acknowledgement and name/brand acknowledgement in e-blasts and numerous websites
$700 Banana Puddin' Jazz sponsorship for one year and seating for two at BPJ 12th Anniversary Celebration/ Benefit on June 6th at the World Famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe along with being a guest at BPJ events on those given months and given a public acknowledgement and name/brand acknowledgement in e-blasts and numerous websites.
$1,125 you receive 5 seats for the 12th Anniversary Gala on June 6th along with a DVD, Poetry Chap Book, Tee Shirt and two months name recognized sponsor for Banana Puddin' Jazz for all five in your party!!!
$2,250 you receive 10 seats for the 10th Anniversary Gala on June 1st along with a DVD, Poetry Chap Book, Tee Shirt and two months name recognized sponsor for Banana Puddin' Jazz for all ten in your party!!!
Multiple opportunities to gain brand/product exposure.
Brand association with a respected organization.
Awareness opportunities across a thriving cross-cultural segment of consumers
High brand visibility via publicity, event and public relations tie -ins.
Participation in a history making event and to show the public that you care and support live music.
Needs Funds For:
One year of Banana Puddin' Jazz live programming
-Payment of Musicians, Director, Production Manager
-Marketing (Posters, Postcard,Flyers), printing cost
Programming for BJP cable TV show on Brooklyn Cable Television (FREE)
-Video shoots and Editing
- Public Relations Weekly
Other Ways You Can Help:
After you've donated you can still help in other ways by telling everyone you know about
Banana Puddin' Jazz
-Pass this information on to others especially those who love jazz and have money.
With that all said I would like to cordially invite you to join me for my Banana Puddin’ Jazz Twelfth Anniversary Celebration/Benefit which will take place at the world famous
Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The Special Celebratory Gala Event Fundraiser, will begin at 9:30pm with a an All Star Concert .... An evening not to be missed!!!