Jazz Search West to Offer Four Competitions, March 2014

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Jazz Search West to Offer Four Competitions, March 2014

Jazz Search West 2014, the Bay Area's Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer FOUR exciting competitions at Jazz venues in the East Bay during the month of March.

Contestants will perform at the venue of their choice in front of a panel of prestigious judges chosen from Bay Area Jazz professionals, and a supportive live audience. At the end of each competition, four lucky finalists will be selected to move on to the exciting Semi-Final at the beautiful Freight and Salvage and then on to the Grand Finale at Yoshi's Oakland, the East Bay's premiere jazz club.

Three top winners will be ultimately chosen and will win valuable prizes designed to enhance their musical careers. Jazz Search is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure and visibility, and to move to the next level.

Our panel of judges is made up of some of the Bay Area's most outstanding Jazz performers including The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Kellye Gray, and Glen Pearson. A professional rhythm section trio will be provided each night with well-known exceptional Bay Area Jazz musicians such as Marcus Shelby, Mark Lee, Walter Bankovitch, and Peter Barshay.

There is an entry fee for contestants of $40.
Each week's event is open FREE of charge to the public.
The Semi-Final - Freight and Salvage: $15 ; Grand Finale - Yoshi's Oakland- $20.

Prizes include but are not limited to:
- FREE Tuition to Jazz Camp West '14, June 21-28, 2014
- FREE Professionally produced, engineered and recorded Demo CD
- 4-Hour recording session at Live Oak Studios in Berkeley

Jazz SEARCH West's (JSW) mission is to help invigorate the Bay Area Jazz community with enthusiasm and excitement for the Jazz genre. As with Jazz Camp West, JSW will provide exposure and visibility, along with performance opportunities for promising Jazz talent in the Bay Area.

Jazz Search West is brought to you by Living Jazz, the producers of Jazz Camp West. Now in its 31st season, Jazz Camp West is an 8-day Jazz immersion program for instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of all age and skill levels, held in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California.

For more information about Jazz Search West or Living Jazz, call 510-287-8880 or visit

About Living Jazz: Living Jazz, since 1984, is an Oakland based Jazz music organization whose mission is to build community, cultivate creativity and enrich lives through the love of Jazz. Living Jazz creates a unique brand of program, which focuses on friendship and human interaction while inspiring people through the shared love of Jazz and related genres. Our inclusive and supportive activities build and sustain joyful communities that foster diversity by embracing people of all ages, economic and cultural backgrounds. Living Jazz produces Jazz Camp West, Jam Camp West for 10-15 year olds, the Oakland Children's Community Choir, "In the Name of Love", the Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jazz Search West, the Bay Area's Jazz talent search.

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