[JPL] Detroit Jazz Fest looking for local & regional acts
drjazz at drjazz.com
Thu Jan 15 21:33:47 EST 2009
Written by JazzStage Productions
Thursday, 15 January 2009
DETROIT -- The Detroit International Jazz Festival is now accepting
submissions from local and regional artists interested in performing at
the 30th anniversary event, September 4 --September 7.
Detroit Jazz Fest has been hailed as one of the top 5 jazz festivals in
the country, and is an exceptional showcase for Detroit-based artists.
"There aren't nearly enough slots for all of the qualified musicians,
so the competition is fierce," said Terri Pontremoli, executive director
of the DJF. "The music legacy in this town is very deep, and to this day
strong, young artists are
coming through the ranks."
Submissions in Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, Gospel, R&B and Avant-garde
must be received by March 15, 2009. Materials will be reviewed by a
committee will make recommendations. Selected artists will be announced
in May. For more information, contact info at detroitjazzfest.comThis
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Complete artist packets (cd, bio, photo) should be mailed to:
Detroit Jazz Fest
660 Woodward Ave. Suite 13
Detroit, MI 48226
Attn: Festival Director
The Detroit International Jazz Festival (DJF) is an independent,
non-profit organization that presents jazz and educational workshops
throughout the year. With an audience of 850,000, this free event has
a $90M impact on the city. It is supported through foundation grants,
individual donations, and customized sponsorships for businesses that
benefit from exposure to DJF's large, diverse and educated audience.
For more information visit www.detroitjazzfest.com .
Detroit International Jazz Festival
tkoggenhop at detroitjazzfest.com
Dr. Jazz Operations
Oak Park, MI 48237
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