Participant Offers

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Standard Digital Download Participant

$16.95
Standard Digital Download Participant
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording
  • Downloadable cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Vinyl Participant

$50

173 of 175 remaining

Vinyl Participant
  • A numbered vinyl pressing of the recording (estimated delivery date 12/2/2022)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording 
  • Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Bronze Level: Needle and Thread

$75

33 of 50 remaining

Bronze Level: Needle and Thread
  • Bronze Level: Needle and Thread credit listing on the Sam First Records website
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Justin Kauflin and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording 
  • Digital cover art 
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Lesson Participant

$150 sold out
Lesson Participant
  • A one-on-one private lesson with Justin Kauflin - in person or online
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Justin Kauflin and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording 
  • Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Silver Level: Tailor-Made Participant

$350

2 of 10 remaining

Silver Level: Tailor-Made Participant
  • Prominent Silver Level Tailor-Made Participant credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Justin Kauflin and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording 
  • Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Gold Level: Bespoke Participant

$1,000

2 of 4 remaining

Gold Level: Bespoke Participant
  • Prominent Gold Level: Bespoke credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • An autographed one-of-a-kind copy of sheet music used on the recording session
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Justin Kauflin and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording 
  • Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience including access to exclusive documentation of the creative process behind the making of the recording
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Vinyl Initiator Participant

$1,500 sold out
Vinyl Initiator Participant
  • Prominent Vinyl Initiator credit listing on the inner sleeve of the record packaging and the Sam First Records website – being featured as the person who made the vinyl pressing possible
  • An autographed, one-of-a-kind test pressing of the album
  • A Vinyl Initiator Album Collector's Pack including four first pick, autographed, numbered vinyl pressing, to be dedicated to friends and family of your choosing
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Justin Kauflin and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording
  • Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Executive Level Participant

$5,000

1 of 1 remaining

Executive Level Participant
  • Prominent Executive Level Participant credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • A autographed, numbered vinyl pressing of the recording 
  • A private concert with the Justin Kauflin Trio, in person at Sam First, or another suitable location, for you and up to 20 of your friends. 
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Justin Kauflin and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording 
  • Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series focused specifically on the personalities and the creative process behind this project
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Project Highlights

  • Prominent credit listing on the inner sleeve of the record packaging and the Sam First Records website
  • A private concert with the Justin Kauflin Trio, in person at Sam First, or at another acceptable location, for you and up to 20 of your friends
  • An autographed, one-of-a-kind test pressing of the album
  • The exclusive "Justin Kauflin Narrated Listening Guide"- a video where Kauflin plays examples from a carefully curated selection of tunes and explains what it is about these particular tracks that have inspired his music
  • One-on-one private lesson with Justin Kauflin, in person or online

About this project

At 36 years young, Justin Kauflin has already produced eight albums as a leader, has appeared on at least 25 additional albums as sideman or guest artist and has recorded 48 original compositions for albums and film. It’s no surprise that Justin is both a Quincy Jones Artist and Yamaha artist.

While a student at William Paterson University in New Jersey, Justin not only had the great fortune of studying with piano icons Mulgrew Miller and Harold Mabern, but was also taken under the wings of legendary trumpeter, Clark Terry, who subsequently asked Justin to join his band. Justin's relationship with Mr. Terry was chronicled for five years to create the award-winning film, Keep On Keepin' On, a documentary that even made the Oscar's Short List.

Clark Terry is also responsible for having introduced Justin to one of his first students, legendary producer and music icon, Quincy Jones, who quickly signed Justin for management with the Quincy Jones Agency and has since been an integral figure in Justin’s musical journey.

"Something that I’ve really grown to cherish about music is its ability to heal and its ability to help us transition in difficult times. After losing my sight by the age of 11, I noticed that the power of the music to transport me was incredible.

Fast-forward to this last year... we’re just not sure what to make of everything going on around us. And again, I’ve found that music is… the best! It really is. There’s just no replacement for it. There’s no comparing what music and sharing music can do.

Now, getting ready to record this live album, I feel this really beautiful opportunity to take that a step further and actually share this kind of approach and this hope for healing with a couple of other musicians... to let the space and the breath help guide us as we make this music together."

-Justin Kauflin