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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

[Montreal] Register now for auditions leading up to the 3rd annual free Blues Camp presented by TD Canada Trust!

Registrations until April 24, 2008

Open to all 13-17-year-old musicians!

Montreal, Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - Registration begins today for the 3rd edition of the already renowned Blues Camp, presented once again this year by TD Canada Trust! We're calling on all 13 to 17-year old aspiring Quebec musicians to register before April 24, 2008 for auditions and the chance to join the lucky crew who will participate in the free day camp presented as part of the Montreal Musical Instrument Show (SIMM) and the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. It's a unique opportunity to hone their musical understanding, perfect their technical skills, and finally, to star on one of the Festival's outdoor stages! Just visit the website at and register before Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 5 p.m. Auditions will follow on April 26 and 27 at Marguerite-De Lajemmerais school in Montreal.

A musical day camp-100% free!
Since its first edition, the Blues Camp presented by TD Canada Trust and created by the SIMM in accordance with its mission to empower teenage musicians through practical and public instruction, was an immediate and immense success! Once again this year, 55 young musicians bursting with knowledge, talent and passion will be chosen to attend the seven-day musical day camp, where they can improve their technique, learn the blues basics and the artistic process, compose, learn to be a part of a group and benefit from exclusive courses and workshops offered by professors, professionals and celebrated artists. Once formed into a band, they will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb onto the Festival's TD Canada Trust stage and show the whole world what they've learned!

How to sign up:

Simply log on to the Blues Camp website,, and register before April 24 by 5 p.m. Young candidates must specify their chosen instrument from the list of those eligible for inclusion at the camp (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, wind instruments, harmonica, voice) and bring their talent and passion to this free program. 55 young musicians who dream in blue will be selected during an audition to be held in Montreal on April 26 or 27. The Blues Camp, scheduled from June 29 to July 6, will once again be held at cą©gep du Vieux Montrą©al, close to the Festival International de Jazz de Montrą©al site.

Keep this calendar handy:

Registration period: from February 19 to April 24, 2008, by 5 p.m.
Auditions: April 26 and 27, at Marguerite-De Lajemmerais school in Montreal
Blues Camp: from June 29 to July 6, 2008
Performance at the Festival International de Jazz de Montrą©al: July 6
The SIMM: Complexe Desjardins, from Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6
The Montreal Guitar Show: Grand Salon, Hyatt Regency Montrą©al, from Friday, June 27, to Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Blues Camp offers its warmest thanks to TD Canada Trust, 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, Pearl, Marshall, Korg, Phonic and Markbass, and cą©gep du Vieux Montrą©al, CIBL Radio-Montrą©al 101.5 and Couleur Jazz 91.9.

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Festival International de Jazz de Montrą©al
514 523-3378
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Marie-Eve Boisvert
Senior director of media relations

514 523-3378, ext. 5666
Greg Kitzler

514 523-3378, ext. 5622

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