9th Edition of The Blues Camp

9th edition of the Free Blues Camp

The Blues Camp presented by TDlaunches a new website for its 9th edition! And here’s the perfect reason to head there right away: it’s time for all young Québec musicians aged 13-17 to register for auditions for the chance to participate in our renownedfree once-in-a-lifetime week-long musical project!

The day camp,presented as part of the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal, once again welcomes about fifty teens who will have the opportunity to revel in and refine their passion for music, in the company of recognized professionals from the music world.

To register, please visitcampdeblues.com before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Auditions will follow on Saturday, April 26, starting at 9:30 a.m. at École Marguerite‑De Lajemmerais in Montréal.

Bluesmen and blueswomen of all stripes are welcome

We often associate blues music with the guitar, but it’s important to know that the camp is not dedicated to this instrument alone. Vocalists, saxophonists, trombone players, trumpet players, bass players, pianists, harmonica players and guitarists can all try their luck at being chosen for this unique experience, which, if we may say so ourselves, is also pretty hot! And for those young people wanting to prepare for the audition by doing a few extra warm-up exercises, be sure to check out the “how to prepare” section of the campsdeblues.com website.

How to participate

Simply register before 5 p.m. on April 24, 2014 on the Blues Camp website atcampdeblues.com. Fifty lucky young people will be selected at the auditions. The Blues Camp will be held from June 29 to July 5.

Important dates to remember

Registration period: from now until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Auditions: April 26, at École Marguerite‑De Lajemmerais (5555 Sherbrooke St. East, corner of De L’Assomption)

Blues Camp: June 29 to July 5

Show at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: July 5 at 6 p.m. on the TD stage

A 100%-free music day camp!

In tune with The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal’s mission of promoting music making, the Blues Camp presented by TD offers some 50 young people a unique lifetime opportunity to live their musical passion for seven straight days and learn the ropes, all with the help of professionals from the world of music who will accompany them at the final show on the TD stage before a live audience, at the wind-up to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!

The Blues Camp offers its warmest thanks to TD, whose continued proud sponsorship and presentation hit just the right note, making this musical dream camp possible.

Buddy Guy and Rick Keene
Buddy Guy and Rick Keene

 

Please stayed tuned for my interview with NEema!

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