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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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The Blues Foundation


2008 Singing the Blues Vocal Camp - Workshop
Ironwood Stage (1429 - 9 Ave SE)
8 pm

* class is full, registrations are no longer being accepted

Conducted by a professional voice clinician, this camp is designed for aspiring blues singers of all skill levels. Part one of two prepares students for a performance the following night. Workshop registrants must submit a list of three blues songs (standards) along with their application. A range of experience levels are accepted.
registration free - max. 15 students - all ages

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2008 Singing the Blues Vocal Camp - Performances
Ironwood Stage (1429 - 9 Ave SE)
8 pm

Singing the Blues Vocal Camp participants will perform their song selections before a live audience, backed by Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils. A panel of industry experts including blues recording artist Kelly Kavanaugh, CKUA announcer and musician David Ward and jazz musician, writer and Bluesfest Producer Cindy McLeod will critique performances, and an audience vote will determine which singer will go on to perform on Mainstage at the 2008 Calgary International Blues Festival. Be sure to bring friends and family to cheer you on!
registration free - all ages


Emerging Artist Workshop
Kits on 16th Downstairs (720 - 16 Ave NW)
3-6 pm

John Rutherford
Led by John Rutherford, blues musician, former radio host, and Director of Music Programming at the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts. John will share tips on marketing and development for the emerging blues artist. This workshop is designed for artists with experience.
$20 registration fee - all ages


Midwinter Guitar Workshop
Kits on 16th Downstairs (720 - 16 Ave NW)
3-6 pm

Jack Semple

Juno award-winning headline guitarist Jack Semple Shares his expertise in guitar technique, performance tips, and a wide overview of the use of guitar in blues music. Students are asked to bring a guitar for the class.
$20 registration fee - all ages

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