Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Opportunity for young male jazz vocalists (18-35)

From JazzTimes:

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Jazz announces auditions for the next great male jazz vocalist

The Gentlemen Sing: Three Generations of Song featuring Allan Harris and Ernie Andrews is missing its next generation singer.

This brand-new curated project by Marty Ashby and MCG Jazz [Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Jazz] features Allan Harris, Ernie Andrews and a brand-new artist that will be chosen by nationwide search. MCG Jazz opens the search with a nationwide call for submissions from young male jazz vocalists, followed by live auditions here in Pittsburgh with Allan Harris and Freddy Cole. The project will culminate in a two-concert presentation showcasing Allan Harris, Ernie Andrews and a brand new jazz star!

MCG Jazz invites young male jazz vocalists, ages 18 to 35, to submit resumes and videos and compete to win the ultimate prize: a 2-show live concert appearance at MCG Jazz on February 28, 2014 with superstar Allan Harris and living legend Ernie Andrews.

Every entry must include the application (downloadable at, a resume and a 5- to 7-minute video that includes the individual singing “It Could Happen to You” in a medium tempo and one tune of his choosing. Submissions are being accepted electronically beginning July 1, 2013.

Submit your video online via YouTube using the tag “MCGGen3” and email your application to Alternatively, you may send a DVD with your application to:

MCG Jazz
Attention: Kahmeela Friedson
1815 Metropolitan Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233


July 1 – August 1: Online submissions accepted. Mailed items must be postmarked by July 20 to ensure timely delivery.
August 1 – September 15:  Round One of the online voting period.
September 23 – October 30:  Top 20 online vote-getters posted on the MCG Jazz YouTube channel for Round Two of voting.
November 15:  Final Three contestants announced. (Final Three chosen by combination of online votes and producer discretion.)
December 15:  Final Three contestants travel to Pittsburgh for a live to the public “sing-off” with the winner announced that evening.
February 28:  Three Generations of Song with Allan Harris, Ernie Andrews and our newest jazz star debuts at MCG Jazz.

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