Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Toronto Jazz Musicians: TDJ Special Projects Accepting Applications for 'Special Jazz Projects' - Deadline December 6 2013


From a media release:

TDJ Special Projects Is Looking For A Few Good Musicians
Applications are now being accepted for special jazz projects in need of marketing support

• Deadline December 6, 2013
• For complete details, including eligibility requirements and the complete list of support offered, please visit www.torontojazz.com/special

Toronto –
Designed to encourage the creation, development and presentation of special projects by local jazz musicians, the TDJ Special Projects Initiative is now accepting submissions until December 6, 2013. Entering its fourth year, the Initiative provides successful applicants with marketing and public relations support, including a bursary, from Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ).

"We're pleased to be supporting some of the outstanding jazz musicians who call Toronto home”, states Artistic Director Josh Grossman. “Promoting an event is a big job and can be time-consuming for an independent musician - especially when preparing for a big show. With the TDJ Special Projects we're excited to help promote the events, and hopefully we're providing each musician with more time to concentrate on his or her project."

Eligible projects must take place between February 1 and April 30, 2014 and must fall outside of the usual scope of an artist’s work. Individual musicians and ensembles of any size are encouraged to apply; however, leaders must be active members of the Toronto jazz scene. All applications will be evaluated through a juried process, with the three successful projects announced in the new year.

Past participants have included Fern Lindzon, Jarron Freeman-Fox, Ernesto Cervini, the Barry Elmes Quintet (see video!), Sarah Jerrom, the In the Current Ensemble, the Andrew Downing / John Southworth collaboration Easterween, Shannon Graham & The Storytellers, Tova Kardonne and Barnyard Records.

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