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It’s time to register for auditions

Blues Camp: 10th edition!

Montreal, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 — The Blues Camp presented by TD is already in its 10th edition! That’s ten years of thrilling 13-17 year-olds blues fans by offering them an entire week-long musical day camp, completely free! Want to join in the magic? Well, it’s time to register for auditions. 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 visit campdeblues.com before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Auditions will follow on Saturday, April 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. at École Marguerite‑De Lajemmerais in Montréal.

© Festival international de Jazz de Montréal – Marie-Claire Denis

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 23, 2015 on the Blues Camp website at campdeblues.com. Fifty lucky young people will be selected at the auditions.

Important dates to remember

Registration period: from now until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Auditions: April 25, at École Marguerite‑De Lajemmerais (5555 Sherbrooke St. East, corner of De L’Assomption)

Blues Camp: June 28 to July 4

Show at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: July 4 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.

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