MOSSEL BAY NEWS - On Sunday, 16 June, local bands from the Southern and Eastern Cape will have a chance to impress the organisers of MosJazz and claim a spot to perform at the event, which is happening later this year.
MosJazz organisers, Camissa Solutions, invite local bands to come show off their talents and craft at the auditions, which take place on the 16th at the Bravo Lounge of the Garden Route Casino.
Clarence Ford, executive member of Camissa, said they want to give local musicians a chance to prove their mettle on a big stage.
"MosJazz has in the past two years already stimulated the local cultural industry and the musicians that are aspiring to perform on that particular stage alongside more profiled artists. In a sense they want to measure their existing skills against both established national and international artists and this audition enables us to get a sense of where they are in terms of raising their game," he said.
As it is an intermediate stage, the organisers are not going to have people perform that are not working at their art. "We know musicians in the Southern Cape have been working very hard and this is an opportunity for us to see such growth and maybe to interact on a constructively critical basis, if need be, in order for them to grow even further in this particular industry," said Ford.
"So, we want to give credit where credit is due. And we want to give positive feedback to those who are not there just yet. But because it is an annual event every musician aspiring to perform on that stage will eventually get a chance, provided they work hard at their God-given talent."
Bands should bring along their own personal instruments. A drum kit, keyboard and an amplifier will be provided.
Sunday night's formalities will start at 18:00. The auditions start at 19:00 and are open for the public. Bands can contact Calvin Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org
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