Press release for immediate distibution

6th edition of the free Blues Camp

Only five days left to join the 2011 musical adventure!

Deadline: April 22, 2011, 5 p.m. Open to teens aged 13 to 17

Montreal, Monday, April 18, 2011 - Budding young musicians and blues devotees have just until April 22, 2011 to register for auditions in this 6th edition of the ever-popular Blues Camp, presented by TD. That’s right: only five days left to be one of the fifty happy campers aged 13 to 17 who can perfect their musical knowledge and technical skill during this completely free day camp. Best of all, this fantastic week-long camp, presented during the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, will conclude with a unique event that’s almost too good to be true: our graduates will perform in front of a live audience on the main outdoor Festival stage. It’s easy to join in the adventure: just register now at campdeblues.com and turn up for live auditions in front of a jury and audience, which will be held April 30 and May 1 from 9 a.m. at École Marguerite-De Lajemmerais.

A 100%-free musical day camp! - In tune with the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal’s philosophy of promoting music making, the Blues Camp offers about 50 teens a lifetime, entirely free opportunity to dive into the blues for seven straight days and to hone their skills while learning the mysteries of style. All that and more accompanied by well-known professionals who will guide them through to the final show before a live audience on the TD stage, at the Festival’s 32nd edition. What more could any teen music fan want!

How to participate - Simply register before 5 p.m. on April 22, 2011 on the Blues Camp website at campdeblues.com. Fifty lucky young people will be selected at the auditions. The Blues Camp, scheduled for June 27 to July 3, will be held again this year at the CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal right near the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal site.

Registration period: until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011

Auditions: April 30 and May 1, École Marguerite‑De Lajemmerais (5555 Sherbrooke Street East, corner of de L’Assomption)

Blues Camp: Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3, 2011

Show at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: July 3 on the TD stage

Montreal Guitar Show: Grand Salon and Salon Alfred-Rouleau, Hyatt Regency Montréal, Friday, July 1, to Sunday, July 3

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. Our sincere thanks also go out to partners Steve’s Music Store, Mel Bay, Vox, Aebersold, Pearl, Marshall, Hartke, Korg and Samson, the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, and CIBL Radio‑Montréal 101.5.

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