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Pass Out Records' Ukulele Jazz Master Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Ten new songs featuring Abe as a composer, arranger, drummer, vibraphonist, and ukulele player. Fresh acoustic jazz and improvised music.

Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2018 --( Pass Out Record's premiere artist, Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is turning to fans to make his new record a reality. "Crowdfunding is a great way to directly communicate with your fans and the Kickstarter platform is simply the best way to reach them," says Abe. In addition to the new music, Abe's Kickstarter campaign features special incentives such as ukulele strings, a copy of the original sheet music, private ukulele lessons via Skype or in-person in the Los Angeles-area, and a private 1-hour solo ukulele performance.

The entire album, recorded in a 2-day whirlwind production schedule includes his favorite musicians and friends in the Los Angeles area: Matt Politano (piano), Sezin Ahmet Türkmenoğlu (upright and electric bass), Danny Janklow (alto saxophone), and Nick Mancini (vibraphone). Co-produced with Derek Nakamoto, engineered and mixed by Glenn Suravech at Stagg Street Studio and mastered by Peter Doell, the self-titled project highlights the many colors of Abe's musical mastery.

For more information visit the Kickstarter campaign:

About Abe:
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a musician, composer, educator, and author who plays the drums, vibraphone, ukulele, and studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2012, he competed in the highly prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and has worked with many different artists such as Eric Marienthal, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Dontae Winslow, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Coltrane, Jake Shimabukuro, Kenny Endo, and continues to be an in-demand session musician in Los Angeles. As a solo ukulele artist, Abe is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award (Hawaii Music Award) recipient and has released multiple albums in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. Abe has been featured at ukulele festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Reno, Chicago, New York, and Hawaii. His international performances include Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, and toured extensively throughout China having performed in twelve cities. Abe is also an educator and has authored the first ever ukulele curriculum for instrumental music programs in schools titled “Ukulele Ensemble, Beginning Ukulele – Level 1” published by Consonus Music Institute. His latest book “Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies” (Berklee Press & Hal Leonard) is available in stores worldwide and on Amazon. He is currently endorsed by Canopus Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Beato Bags, Ko’olau Ukulele, Analysis Plus Cables, Fusion Gig Bags, and Elite Acoustics.
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