Thanks to Jazz88 and the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, Calley Bliss from Entertainment Jill is producing a compilation EP of hits made famous by Minnesota artists. The EP will feature some of the Twin Cities finest jazz musicians as the backing band, and YOU could be selected to sing on it!
Recording or video of up to two (2) of the selected songs (see below). Performers are encouraged to take artistic liberties, creating your own version of selected repertoire, keeping in mind this will be an EP within the jazz idiom. Three to five vocalists, aged 16-24, will be selected to perform. Each finalist will receive jazz theory & arranging coaching for the re-making of their hit song made famous by a Minnesota artist, and vocal performance coaching from Calley Bliss. Recording will take place in early spring of 2018 with a house band of Twin Cities top professional jazz musicians. The finalized EP will be put into rotation on Jazz88 playlists and on other stations locally and nationally.
Finalists announced February 5th, 2018.
EP released Summer 2018.
***Auditioners must live within the State of Minnesota, and will be responsible for their own transportation for recording.
- Purple Rain – Prince
- Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
- Closing Time – Semisonic
- Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
- You’re Gonna Leave Me Lonesome When You Go – Bob Dylan
- Diamonds and Pearls – Prince
- Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
- Come Home – Cloud Cult
- No Captain – Polica
- Baltimore – Prince