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Update on the quest to bring a MAJOR jazz festival to Durham!

From: Cicely M.
Sent on: Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:25 AM

Hey, jazz lovers!

I am writing to ask for your help in spreading the word about the Art of Cool Project's Kickstarter campaign. As you may already know, The Art of Cool is on a quest to bring a Jazz/Music Festival to downtown Durham in April of 2014! This venture is truly a community effort, and one that I hope you can and will support. The goal is to raise $25,000 in 30 days. We are 22% funded and have only 23 days left and really need the support from our community of jazz fans.

Just to give you a bit of background, The Art of Cool Project is a non-profit organization that myself and Al Strong started two years ago. The goals of the organization are muti-faceted, in that we strive to expose the general public to high quality music and musicianship, while giving musicians and bands an opportunity to perform their music before a captive audience. In short, AOCP is commited to providing a platform for musicians, while not only expanding the current audience for Jazz/Live music, but doing our part to make sure Jazz has a well informed and educated audience for years to come.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you game for helping get the project funded to bring a major jazz festival to downtown Durham?

I hope so, and I hope to have your support as a fellow jazz lover to make this thing happen!!!

You can first help by going to this link and donating whatever you can afford...$5, $10, $25 dollars...anything

After donating, I'd like for you to take to Facebook, and tell everybody-Hey, I just donated to the Art of Cool Project's Kickstarter, and repost the link!

In addition, you can pass this email/link on to friends and family, and ask them to pitch in whatever they can.

2014 is the year to put Durham on the map, and with your help, we are sure to succeed!!


Cicely Mitchell


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