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DeAndre N
2230 Superior Ave E Floor 1
(Cleveland )
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Thank you supporters!

the project

iN Education’s Battle of the Teal art program in collaboration with Cleveland Time Records is hosting a virtual and social-distanced live concert to promote local jazz artists and share their works with the community during these challenging times and uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the lives of the many artists.  Following safe social distancing guidelines, the concert will be streamed live at Cleveland’s Bop Stop, or other like venue, on Sept. 20th,2020. There will be a limited in-person attendance. LIVE online stream will allow for an unlimited number of free virtual attendees to enjoy this benefit concert.

iN Education’s Battle of the Teal is a year-round art program that promotes the hard work and dedication of visual and performing artists. This program builds a platform for young, emerging artists who wish to develop in the arts of their selected form, boost their confidence levels, and experience what it’s like to present their masterpieces and/or themselves in front of a live or virtual audience!

Cleveland Time Records is a full-service record company that produces, records, distributes, and promotes records from talented Cleveland area jazz and jazz-related music artists to a worldwide audience. Jazz saxophonist and executive producer of Cleveland Time Records Matthew Alec is fully committed to bringing this great art music back to the forefront of the music scene in Cleveland. With the goal of raising $6,000, we will be able to properly host this benefit concert, compensate the very talented jazz artists, as well as support the iN Education’s Battle of the Teal art program.

the steps

Date confirmed with Bop Stop for event June 15th, 2020

Confirm musician availability by August 1st, 2020

Confirm emcee availability by August 1st, 2020

Cleveland Time Records website launch August 3rd, 2020

Cleveland Time Records social web (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) launch August 3rd, 2020

Video promoting fundraiser filmed August 2nd, 2020

Online calendar and invitations go out August 15th, 2020

Marketing for fundraiser begins via social media August 15th, 2020

Dress rehearsal for musicians and emcee mid-August 2020

Bop Stop ticket for VIP event go on sale September 1st, 2020

Live stream virtual concert (with VIP in-person audience) at the Bop Stop taking place Sunday September 27, 2020.

why we're doing it

Matthew, an artist in the field of jazz music for many years now, he has found that there are few resources available for artists involved in this great art form. Declining records sales in music overall and especially jazz have created an environment where artists are struggling to both get their music heard and find a way to cover the expensive cost of recording without a significant out of pocket expense to themselves. These challenges are even tougher in times of COVID. The common phrase that he’s heard throughout his life is that ‘jazz is dead,’ but the audience reactions to it that he has personally experienced since his performing career began telling him the exact opposite.  Having produced three records of his own at this point, Matthew has built a reliable network of resources that can aid Cleveland musicians. He desperately wishes to use these resources to build a jazz culture and support the musicians that play it in the community and beyond.



Virtual Concert (venue, production): $3,000

Artists' stipends:

Musician 1 - $200.00
Musician 2 - $200.00
Musician 3 - $200.00
Musician 4 - $200.00
Emcee  - $200.00
Marketing: $1,002.15

Administration: $1,000


TOTAL RAISED = $6,130.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $92.85


Virtual Concert (venue, production): $3,000

Artists' stipends:

  • Musician 1 - $200.00
  • Musician 2 - $200.00
  • Musician 3 - $200.00
  • Musician 4 - $200.00
  • Emcee  - $200.00

Marketing: $1,000

Administration: $1,000

ioby Platform Fee     $35
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)"    $92
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $6,127
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    


Thank you supporters!

Cleveland Time Records in partnership with iN Education's Battle of the Teal arts program would like to thank all our supporters for reaching our goal. The Bop Stop will be having live streamed jazz concert this Sunday, Sept. 27th! Be sure to tune in and enjoy. After this date, the recording of the concert will be available on the Battle of the Teal TV YouTube channel for all of you.

Again, thank you...your support has purpose!


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