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TBS Talent Search 2020

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Each year, the Toronto Blues Society searches for its undiscovered blues talent. Six finalists are selected to perform for a professional development package including festival gigs, mentorship meetings, studio time, and much more!

This year the competition fever will take place on Sunday, October 4th between 3-6pm at @Bar Twelve 16 (1603 Queensway) in Etobicoke. The event is free and open to public. Seating is required due to COVID-19 and health & safety measures will be in place.

? *Schedule*

? *Judges*
– Sarah Kim Turnbull (Artistic Director of Markham Jazz Festival)
– Diana Webley (Harbourfront Centre Senior Producer)
– Josh Grossman (Toronto Jazz Festival Artistic Director)
– Kris Kane (Southside Shuffle Festival Chair)

? *2020 GRAND PRIZE*
– Feature in Maple Blues Newsletter
– Showcase at Blues Summit 10 in 2022
– Photo Shoot with Bill King
– Performance at Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle 2021
– Performance at the Limestone City Blues Festival 2021
– Performance at one of the Music By The Bay venues as an opening act for one of the upcoming concerts
– Performance at Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival 2021
– Performance at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Free Programming 2021
– Mentorship meetings with Derek Andrews, Sarah French and Richard Flohil
– Allegra Toronto North Flyer Package (1000 Full Colour, Double-Sided, 4X6 Flyers)
– Cherry Jam Rehearsal Time (3hrs)
– 1 Year Standard Bandzoogle Website
– Consideration to showcase at TBS’s Blues Showcase at Folk Music Ontario 2021
– Consideration to represent TBS at the – International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2021

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October 4
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT


Bar Twelve 16
1603 The Queensway
Toronto, M8Z 5Y4 CA
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