Get involved in the GBD album release by joining the GBD Family. Membership lasts for 1 year and benefits include:

  • Album sneak peeks and early access
  • Exclusive content, bonus songs
  • Virtual live events and AMA calls
  • Virtual listening party w/ the group
  • Physical merchandise
  • Vinyl LP delivered to you 1 week before it goes on sale to general public
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GBD Family?

Jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield is releasing a new album of music on vinyl LP record, featuring Bob Hurst and Jeff “Tain” Watts, called “GBD.” You can purchase an online membership to gain access to exclusive content and features (listed above). The GBD Family membership program is a partnership between Mark Whitfield and 18Creators (a full-service agency supporting musicians) that aims to facilitate a community of fans and supporters of this album.

How does the membership work?

Sign up at the link here, and you will be added to our community via your email address. You will receive emails with updates about the progress of the album (production, release dates, etc), sneak peeks, exclusive digital content, and news about upcoming virtual events. AMA and Q&A video events will be scheduled at a later date and you will be notified via email. The physical LP vinyl record will be shipped to the shipping address you enter while making payment.

What is the +Live version?

This membership provides all the features and access included in the regular membership but also includes a complimentary guest pass to a future show plus a meet & greet with Mark (immediately before or after the show at the venue). In order to claim your guest pass, you will need to keep an eye on Mark’s show calendar at and send an email at least 1 week before the show date. Email us at or email Mark directly via his website.

Is there a student discount?

Yes! Email from your school email address and we’ll send you a code for a big discount (we love students).

About printing members names on the back of the vinyl LP jacket:

This will be available for those that purchase a membership during the “early bird” period which will be approximately 2 weeks after the start of the on-sale period. Space is limited (quite literally) so availability is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will there be a CD?

No plans to produce physical CD’s at this time, but we have already received a couple of questions about this so you never know. Send us an email and we will do it if there’s enough demand.

Are there digital downloads?

Yes, along with the vinyl LP record, each member will receive links to be be able to download all tracks. These tracks will initially be be available to ONLY to members, and free streaming via Spotify etc will come much later. So act now and sign up here!

Does the vinyl LP ship globally?

Yes, we will ship internationally and there won’t be any additional shipping fees.

Can I just by the vinyl LP without the membership?

The vinyl LP will be available for individual purchase one month after the GBD Family members receive their copies.

Can I pay with PayPal?

Use this PayPal checkout page, or send us an email with your PayPal email address and we will send you a custom invoice. Email: