Ukulele great Bill Tapia celebrated his 100th birthday in 2007 by playing a concert in San Pedro, California with a slew of special guests, including Earl Allen, Frank DeVito, Kristin Korb, Abe Lagrimas Jr., King Kukulele, Smokin' Menehunes, Polynesian Paradise Dancers, and Jim "Kimo" West. The show was recorded, but funds weren't available at the time to mix, master, and release a CD.
Now the organizers, Paniolo Productions, are using Kickstarter.com to raise money to make the CD a reality. So far, they've got over $4,000 of the $13,000 they need pledged with 20 days to go.
There are multiple levels of sponsorship available, from $5-$6000+. There are nice benefits that go along with each level; everything from stickers to a copy of the CD to handcrafted, signed ukulele worth $5K.
For more information or to donate to this worth cause visit A Live Album of Ukulele Legend and Jazz Guitarist Bill Tapia's 100th Birthday Concert at Kickstart.com