The Pete Malinverni Gospel/Jazz CD and DVD Project, on ArtistShare

Believing that the musical forms Gospel Music and Jazz were "separated at birth", Pete Malinverni has set about reintroducing these two long lost siblings. To that end, he has been composing music for Gospel Choir and Jazz Quartet for several years and by now has quite a store of selections crafted into suites, featuring singing by a Gospel Choir and soloists and improvisations by some of the brightest lights in jazz today, all knitted together by a narration.

This is the year! Pete Malinverni has resolved to document some of this music for release as a CD and DVD. This recording will take place October 27, 2005, at a live performance at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. Pete is producing all aspects of this project. He will write and arrange the music; book and rehearse the singers, musicians and narrator; engage recording and video engineers; design artwork and employ photographers and graphic artists; see to the replication of the CD and DVD; and play on and conduct the performance. It's a lot to do, but Pete believes in the goal of getting this music out to the world.

If you would like to be a vital part of bringing this dream to fruition, helping facilitate the composition, rehearsal, recording and replication process, and even be there for rehearsals and performances, please consider becoming a supporting participant. Pete Malinverni's ArtistShare website dedicated to the Gospel/Jazz project, at, launched June 1, 2005.

At various levels of involvement, participants will choose from several available options and packages, through which they will receive program and liner note credits, streaming audio and video lectures, downloadable journal entries and on-line piano or composition lessons with Pete, photo galleries, invitations to rehearsals and performances, personalized scores and recordings, a Pete Malinverni clinic/performance residency and much more. For one year, participants will get an ongoing, step-by-step view into the creative world of Pete Malinverni. They will follow the progress of Pete's Gospel/Jazz Project, from composition to CD and DVD release.

Participants can also keep track of his progress, as Pete prepares a solo piano CD for Reservoir Music, by listening to practice sessions as well as hearing Pete discuss the solo piano concept he is pursuing, even talking about the various Classical piano pieces he is working on in his continuing study of that form. The solo CD is to be recorded July 22 and 23 of this year.

In short, participants will be given a window through which they can learn about and participate in the work of this jazz musician, church musician and jazz educator as he navigates the waters of life as a working creative artist. Sort of like a reality show, but with no "Idols".

ArtistShare represents a new paradigm by which artists can take control of their creative output and can, through the participation of their friends and fans, realize their artistic visions with art and inspiration the only motives. A recent Maria Schneider recording produced with ArtistShare received a Grammy award for best jazz recording just this year!

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