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Tara & The Jazz Bombs' first EP

Our reinterpretation of 6 swinging traditional jazz tunes. Will you help us make it happen?

Tara & The Jazz Bombs

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We’re Tara & The Jazz Bombs, a traditional jazz band based in Madrid with members from all over the world. We're passionate about jazz from the 1910s, 20 and 30s. We love its explosive beauty, emotion and energy and we want to share it with EVERYONE

This means one thing: recording. And to make it happen, we need your support.

Meet the band

Tara & The Jazz Bombs are:

Tara Lowe (vocals, bandleader) Cardiff

Hector Oliveira (double bass) Texas

Daniel Cabrera (banjo/jazz guitar) Madrid

Norman Frederick Hogue (trombone) New York

David Herrington (trumpet) Bristol

Andrés Freites (washboard, drums) Caracas

What's our story?

It all started 2 years ago at the hottest traditional jam in Madrid: "Hot Wednesday". That's where Tara met her jazz bombs, all massive fans of early jazz and established musicians on Spain's music scene. Tara fell madly in love with this music, so much so that at the end of 2018 she decided to start her own band: Tara & The Jazz Bombs was born.

Our project

The aim of this crowdfunding campaign is to raise the funds we need to cover the entire process of recording and launching our first EP: our reinterpretation of six lesser-known jazz tunes from the 1910s, 20s and 30s from artists such as The Boswell Sisters, The Mills Brothers, Chick Webb & His Orchestra and Billie Holiday, including new lyrics and some of our own arrangements.

Just so we're on the same page, an EP is like an album but shorter. Quality, not quantity, amigos. ;)

How will we use your pledges?

Like most bands starting out in this industry, we aren’t signed and we don’t have funding. DIY all the way, baby!

To make this project happen, we’ll need to invest an enormous amount of time and energy. We’re going to need your support, your love and, yes, you guessed it, your hard-earned cash. Everything we raise will cover all the costs related to the EP: recording studio, mixing and mastering; design of the CD artwork; and the manufacture of 1,000 physical CDs and of merchandise.

Envisaged timing

Beginning of February: recording, mixing and mastering of the EP.

Beginning of March: Manufacture of CDs and merchandise.

Mid-March: EP launch and delivery of rewards.

The rewards

Whatever your tickles your jazz bomb fancy, there’s a reward pack for you: "Essential", "Jazzbombtastic", "Eco-friendly", "Chic", "Oh My Jazz Bomb" or "Family"!

If you support our project, you won’t just get a reward, you’ll be supporting us and joining us on an exciting adventure. With your collaboration we'll be able to make a quality EP that we'll truly be proud of and make 2020 a great year for Tara & The Jazz Bombs.

Follow us on social media to get to know us better and for the latest project news and updates:


From the very bottom of our jazz bomb hearts, thank you! <3


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  • miguel


    over 4 years


  • Lourdes


    over 4 years

    Deseando disfrutarlo

  • Jesusumbria


    over 4 years

    Hola Tara, ahí va mi pequeña aportación 😉 sdeswing

  • Quintin


    over 4 years


  • jara


    over 4 years

    Ánimo Tara!!! sois unos cracks!



    over 4 years

    Suena fenomenal! Mucha suerte!

  • Luis Ibáñez

    Luis Ibáñez

    over 4 years

    Esto suena de escándalo. Mucha suerte!

  • Jimena


    over 4 years

    Qué ganas de escuchar esta maravilla!!! Mucha fuerza a esta talentosa banda!!

  • Tara & The Jazz Bombs

    Tara & The Jazz Bombs

    over 4 years

    Joe, Rhian, Sian & Rob, Allan, Jaiman, Suz, Jon & Charlotte, Siany and Camilla - THANK YOU!!

  • Camillalovelace@gmail.com

    [email protected]

    over 4 years

    Good luck everyone, have fun

#04 / We did it! 102%!!!

Dearest Sponsors,

....We’ve only gone and done it!!!!

Not only have we achieved our funding goal; we've exceeded it! And this is thanks to all 105 of you who decided to do your bit to support independent music and make the first project of Tara & The Jazz Bombs a reality.

Knowing that you want this EP as much as we do makes our jazz bomb hearts swell with...uff, all kinds of lovely feelings :)

Project Jazz Bomb will now enter its next stage. But for now: let’s celebrate this collective victory!

Have a truly jazzbombtastic weekend.


Queridos Mecenas,

Pues ya está... ¡¡¡lo hemos conseguido!!!

No sólo hemos alcanzado el objetivo de recaudación; ¡lo hemos superado! Y esto se debe a que cada uno de los 105 mecenas habéis decidido poner de vuestra parte para apoyar la música independiente y hacer que el primer proyecto de Tara & The Jazz Bombs se haga realidad.

Saber que queréis este disco tanto como nosotros lo queremos…se nos hincha el corazón de…uff, todoread more

#03 / We've reached 40%!

Dearest Sponsors,


We hope you all enjoyed the festive break :) We did, because thanks to you we've reached 40%!!

But there are only 6 days left...

We know it's the weekend but... if you could spare 2 minutes to tell the world that you're a sponsor of project Jazz Bomb on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp, by email or even good old word of mouth ;) this will encourage fellow music-lovers to take part! Your support at this stage is crucial to making our EP happen. Thank you so much!!

Ah, and here’s our new logo! :-D

Queridos Mecenas,


Esperamos que hayáis pasado unas muy felices fiestas :) Nosotros sí porque gracias a vosotros, ¡¡ya tenemos el 40% del disco!!

Sin embargo, solo quedan 6 días...

Sabemos que estamos a 2 días de Reyes, pero si podéis tomar 1 minuto para decirle al mundo que eres mecenas del proyecto Jazz Bomb por Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp, email o incluso el boca a boca de toda la vidaread more

#02 / We've reached 25%!!!

Dearest Sponsors,

It's the morning of Day 5 of our #jazzbombfunding. And what a glorious morning it is!

We''ve reached over 25% of our target!!!!!

THANK YOU for deciding to become a patron of our music and be a part of our project.

Have a jazzbombtastic weekend!

Queridos Mecenas,

Es la mañana del quinto día de nuestro #jazzbombfunding. ¡Y vaya mañana más espléndida que hace!

¡¡¡Hemos conseguido más del 25% del disco!!!

MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS por haber decidido ser mecenas de nuestra música y formar parte de nuestro proyecto.
¡Que tengáis un fin de semana jazzbombtástico!

#01 / You guys are the bomb!

Dearest Sponsors,

We want to say A HUGE JAZZ BOMB THANK YOU for backing our project right from the very beginning.

Thanks to your early pledges, the campaign has got off to a jazzbombtastic start - we reached 10% of our target in less than 24 hours. Now we’re after 25%.

We’ll keep you posted! ❤️

Queridos Mecenas,

MUCHAS, MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS por apoyar nuestro proyecto desde el primerísimo momento.

Por haber aportado en la fase inicial de la campaña, nuestro crowdfunding ha arrancado de una forma verdaderamente jazzbombtástica - conseguimos el 10% de nuestro objetivo en menos de 24 horas. Ahora vamos a por el 25%.

¡Os mantenemos al tanto! ❤️

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