Jim Lutz is creating jazz/funk/world trombone music videos
13

patrons

$153
per Piece
Hi there! I’m Jim, and I make music and videos, mostly using trombones. I grew up in central Michigan and am now based in New York. I’m so happy and honored to share my creations with you, and I hope they make you happy too! Thank you for checking out my Patreon page, and for considering becoming my patron! My patrons give me sustainable revenue from my creations, and they inspire me to keep creating. I can’t thank them enough!

If you’re new to Patreon, here’s how it works: Patrons (that’s you, hopefully!) pledge to pay me as little as a dollar (or as much as you like!) when I make a new creation. I plan to post 2-3 finished projects each month. Note that patrons can (and should) set a monthly maximum total for their pledges.

My patrons are members of my inner circle. They get exclusive rewards like patron-only bonus content and behind-the-scenes access. They get insights into (and influence on) my creative process, early access to new works, free downloads, and acknowledgement in the credits. (I'm open to other ideas for rewards, too! Let me know what you think!) My patrons also inspire and empower me to keep making better stuff! Most of all, my patrons are the core of my tribe; a community of people who love the kind of stuff I love to make!

A final thought: For several years, I have created original content and posted it freely on sites like YouTube, and/or offered it for sale/streaming on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and other platforms. I plan to continue doing that, because I deeply enjoy both the process and the finished products, and because I know that my work is enjoyed and appreciated by all kinds of folks around the world! Here’s the thing, though: When I create a video, I rely on thousands of dollars worth of instruments and gear, decades of training and experience, and usually about 20-30 hours/several days of hard work to get from an idea in my head to the finished product you see on your screen. I think many people assume that when they see something cool on YouTube or hear it streaming on Spotify, the person or people who made the content must be getting paid well for their work. Unfortunately, that is seldom the case. People (myself included!) have gotten used to enjoying online content for free, and we often can’t fathom the time, energy, resources, and passion that go into creating that content. We see, we “like,” we share, and we move on. Don’t get me wrong, it truly makes my heart happy when people show their appreciation for what I do! But as much as I enjoy the likes, shares, subscriptions, praise, and other warm fuzzies, they don’t pay the bills... :) The good news is that more and more people are starting to consider both the value and the real cost of the content we all enjoy online, and to look for ways to patronize creators. And guess what? You have just found a fantastic way to patronize a creator! I hope that you get enjoyment and value from my music and videos, and that you’ll consider joining me on this journey. I find Patreon exciting because it allows you as a patron to get some really cool stuff and be a part of my story (and make me part of yours!), while providing me with the resources and inspiration to make better music, videos, and other content. Cool, right?!

If you've read this far, go ahead and click on the "BECOME A PATRON" button. You won't regret it! Thanks again for stopping by and for considering becoming a patron. See you soon!
Tiers
Basic patron
$1 or more per Piece 3 patrons
Basic patrons get access to my patrons-only feed. Stop by and see what’s new!
Plus patron
$3 or more per Piece 2 patrons
Plus patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content


Be the first to see my new stuff!

Bonus patron
$5 or more per Piece 1 patron
Bonus patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits


You rock!

XL patron
$10 or more per Piece 3 patrons
XL patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.


Be the first to see what's in the pipeline!

VIP patron
$20 or more per Piece 1 of 10 patrons
VIP patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.

• Occasional personal surprises... things like postcards, random personal greetings, or perhaps a group chat.


Let's get personal!

Ultra patron
$50 or more per Piece 0 of 10 patrons
Ultra patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.

• Occasional personal surprises... things like postcards, random personal greetings, or perhaps a group chat.

• I’ll send you sheet music and/or individual audio files (stems) of selected works.


Go ahead, pop the hood!

Inner Circle
$100 or more per Piece 1 of 5 patrons
Inner Circle patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.

• Occasional personal surprises... things like postcards, random personal greetings, or perhaps a group chat.

• I’ll send you sheet music and/or individual audio files (stems) of selected works.

• A personal video chat (Skype/FaceTime/whatever) or phone call each month for an hour - could be a lesson, gear talk, or just to chat.

Goals
13 of 19 patrons
19 for '19! My goal is to grow the tribe to 19 patrons for 2019. When I get there, I'll have a special surprise for my whole Patreon family.
1 of 1
Hi there! I’m Jim, and I make music and videos, mostly using trombones. I grew up in central Michigan and am now based in New York. I’m so happy and honored to share my creations with you, and I hope they make you happy too! Thank you for checking out my Patreon page, and for considering becoming my patron! My patrons give me sustainable revenue from my creations, and they inspire me to keep creating. I can’t thank them enough!

If you’re new to Patreon, here’s how it works: Patrons (that’s you, hopefully!) pledge to pay me as little as a dollar (or as much as you like!) when I make a new creation. I plan to post 2-3 finished projects each month. Note that patrons can (and should) set a monthly maximum total for their pledges.

My patrons are members of my inner circle. They get exclusive rewards like patron-only bonus content and behind-the-scenes access. They get insights into (and influence on) my creative process, early access to new works, free downloads, and acknowledgement in the credits. (I'm open to other ideas for rewards, too! Let me know what you think!) My patrons also inspire and empower me to keep making better stuff! Most of all, my patrons are the core of my tribe; a community of people who love the kind of stuff I love to make!

A final thought: For several years, I have created original content and posted it freely on sites like YouTube, and/or offered it for sale/streaming on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and other platforms. I plan to continue doing that, because I deeply enjoy both the process and the finished products, and because I know that my work is enjoyed and appreciated by all kinds of folks around the world! Here’s the thing, though: When I create a video, I rely on thousands of dollars worth of instruments and gear, decades of training and experience, and usually about 20-30 hours/several days of hard work to get from an idea in my head to the finished product you see on your screen. I think many people assume that when they see something cool on YouTube or hear it streaming on Spotify, the person or people who made the content must be getting paid well for their work. Unfortunately, that is seldom the case. People (myself included!) have gotten used to enjoying online content for free, and we often can’t fathom the time, energy, resources, and passion that go into creating that content. We see, we “like,” we share, and we move on. Don’t get me wrong, it truly makes my heart happy when people show their appreciation for what I do! But as much as I enjoy the likes, shares, subscriptions, praise, and other warm fuzzies, they don’t pay the bills... :) The good news is that more and more people are starting to consider both the value and the real cost of the content we all enjoy online, and to look for ways to patronize creators. And guess what? You have just found a fantastic way to patronize a creator! I hope that you get enjoyment and value from my music and videos, and that you’ll consider joining me on this journey. I find Patreon exciting because it allows you as a patron to get some really cool stuff and be a part of my story (and make me part of yours!), while providing me with the resources and inspiration to make better music, videos, and other content. Cool, right?!

If you've read this far, go ahead and click on the "BECOME A PATRON" button. You won't regret it! Thanks again for stopping by and for considering becoming a patron. See you soon!

Recent posts by Jim Lutz

Tiers
Basic patron
$1 or more per Piece 3 patrons
Basic patrons get access to my patrons-only feed. Stop by and see what’s new!
Plus patron
$3 or more per Piece 2 patrons
Plus patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content


Be the first to see my new stuff!

Bonus patron
$5 or more per Piece 1 patron
Bonus patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits


You rock!

XL patron
$10 or more per Piece 3 patrons
XL patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.


Be the first to see what's in the pipeline!

VIP patron
$20 or more per Piece 1 of 10 patrons
VIP patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.

• Occasional personal surprises... things like postcards, random personal greetings, or perhaps a group chat.


Let's get personal!

Ultra patron
$50 or more per Piece 0 of 10 patrons
Ultra patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.

• Occasional personal surprises... things like postcards, random personal greetings, or perhaps a group chat.

• I’ll send you sheet music and/or individual audio files (stems) of selected works.


Go ahead, pop the hood!

Inner Circle
$100 or more per Piece 1 of 5 patrons
Inner Circle patrons get:


• Access to the Patron feed

• Early access to new content

• Free mp3 downloads

• Your name in the credits

• Early access to behind-the-sceens clips, rough drafts, and progress reports.

• Occasional personal surprises... things like postcards, random personal greetings, or perhaps a group chat.

• I’ll send you sheet music and/or individual audio files (stems) of selected works.

• A personal video chat (Skype/FaceTime/whatever) or phone call each month for an hour - could be a lesson, gear talk, or just to chat.