FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm on the AOC board now. However, I would have noted the AOC Kickstarter anyway because it's building up to the April 2015 AOC Festival, which is becoming a centerpiece for area jazz & jazz-related music. Anyone who needs to can take that sentence with a grain of salt.
On Monday 8/11 Art of Cool will kick off the campaign to (re)kickstart the Festival at the Blue Note Grill in Durham, the weeknight normally given to the regular jam session there. Having enjoyed the 2014 AOC Festival greatly, I recommend coming to this event &