Talent Call for The Art of Cool Project

The Art of Cool Project’s After Hours Concert Series takes place the first and third Fridays of every month. First Friday concerts are held at Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, NC from 9pm to 12am. Third Fridays concerts are held at LabourLove Gallery in Durham, NC from 9pm-12am.

Produced by the coolest jazz presenting nonprofit in the Triangle, this is an excellent opportunity for up and coming artists, as well as established acts, to get in front of new faces. Featuring one band each evening, the series has a relaxed atmosphere complete with good music and good art.There are two performance opportunities reserved for Sonicbids artists each month.

Past performers at the 2011/2012 series include Carlitta Durand, The Beast, Marcus Anderson, Al Strong, Shana Tucker, King Mez, Joshua Gunn, and Yolanda Rabun.

Genres accepted include jazz, blues, R&B, soul, neo-soul, and hip-hop. Selected artists are compensated for their performance based on draw. Lodging for artists travelling from outside of a 200 mile radius may be negotiated.

This is a juried call for talent. Jurors this year are three-time Grammy winner Branford Marsalis, director of Duke Performances Aaron Greenwald, music free-lance journalist for The Independent Weekly Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, and Grammy nominated recording artist Carolyn Malachi.

The Art of Cool Project’s After Hours Concert Series is sponsored by LabourLove Gallery, Flanders Gallery, Virtue Events & Planning, Go Downtown Live Work Play of Raleigh and Durham, and Triangle.com.

Artists: You will need a Sonicbids or Reverbnation account with the following:

1. Music Samples (original tunes and arrangements are required)

2. One Link to Video of You and Your Band Performing Live (no edited music videos are allowed)

3. Links to your website and social media (Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter)

4. Links to Press

Important Dates

June 1          First day to apply

June 30         Last day to apply

July 1           Distinguished Panel Jurying begins

July 14          Audience jurying begins

July 21          Audience and Distinguished Panel Jurying ends

July 22          Selected Artists/bands are contacted

Aug. 16         Season 2012/2013 Performers announced at our 1-Year Anniversary Celebration

For More Information visit: www.theartofcoolproject.com

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