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Jeff Hayford is a veteran Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Philanthropist. He's performed at many Songwriter Festivals and worked at Venues throughout New England, FL and an East Coast Tour. Gigged for years; solo, duo & as a guitar or bass player & lead singer for several Folk/Rock, Classic Rock & Blues bands. Currently he is performing primarily solo and working in studio on a new CD. He also hopes to join an existing band or help bring a new one together with other experienced musicians to support the CD release, scheduled for March 2014. Unless it happens to escape first, Jeff noted.
In addition to his love of music and performing, he has felt an additional calling for many years. A call he is now answering as an active philanthropist, founding A4H(TM) "Arts4Humanity." This project allows him to combine his love of music and a deep, sincere desire to serve humanity and charitable causes.
A very nearly fatal accident years ago, during which Jeff had a Near Death Experience, that altered the course of his life and opened his eyes & heart to the pain and sorrows of others. Throughout his years in the music business, Jeff has organized or been involved with many "benefit" events, always wishing he could do more. The A4H organization is based on an idea Jeff first had while recovering from his injuries. At that time he discovered it would have taken a large sum of money to launch with any chance of success. The idea or dream, never left him, always hoping one day it would become possible.
In 2010 a moment of clarity made him aware that it's time had come at last. The explosion of Social Networking opened the door for his dream to finally become a reality by making it possible to reach thousands without spending thousands. He began putting together the project he first thought of over 25 years earlier. His youth & idealism at that time made him a political activist and this venture started out being called "Garage Bands For World Peace." Thankfully the years have tamed and matured him - and he removed all political association & came up with a better name; A4H Arts4Humanity.
Simply put, A4H produces & promotes Independent Artists through many avenues including events & products that also help raise awareness & funds for reputable Humanitarian, Charitable, Emergency and Worthy causes. Unlike professional fund raising and benefits such as "Farm Aid" that have celebrities with deep pockets & recognition behind them, A4H is designed in detail to be beneficial for everyone involved. The performers, venues, sponsors and other contributors all benefit from A4H shows, special events, products & productions. Inspired in part by advice his father gave him when he first entered the real world, that "No Deal Is A Good Deal Unless Everyone Involved Benefits From It." Jeff adopted "For The Benefit Of All Involved" as the organizations motto.
In addition to scheduling shows and recruiting members, A4H is also forming a Production Company and Indie Label. The first productions will be compilation CD's & DVD's featuring local and regional Independent Artists. All A4H shows are recorded live - both audio & video. The compilation disks will feature some of these recordings. They will also feature songs by Indie Artists that have been submitted for consideration, this lengthens the reach and appeal of A4H, allowing Artists from anywhere to benefit from it's productions. Music submitted will be featured on "The Stage" section of the A4H website where songs & videos maybe seen and heard. Members (free to join) and other visitors to the site will be asked to vote for the songs & videos they would like included on the current production. This will determine 3-4 songs for each project. A4H Productions plans to be releasing the first CD's in 2014.
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