WHAT: “Young Songwriters Workshop & Jam Session Concert” featuring young artists with Preston Turner and DC Carter & Project 7; part of the Summer Beats Free Concert Series at Alameda South Shore Center, every Saturday from July 2nd through Labor Day
DATE & TIME: Saturday August 27, 2011, Workshop: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Jam Session Concert: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Center Court at Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West, Alameda, CA 94501 (map); 510.521.1515
DETAILS: The Young Songwriters Workshop & Jam Session Concert provides an extraordinary opportunity for young songwriters to collaborate with notable Bay Area musicians such Preston Turner of Pure Ecstasy and drummer D.C. Carter. Applicants between the ages of 15 and 21 years from the 9-county Bay Area are invited to submit original lyrics (PG 13) and demos.
All applicants must be able to read music, and are also asked to indicate vocal ability and style and instrument preference and level of mastery.
A screening process will determine what songs will be selected as well as who will participate in the performances and in what role.
Selected applicants will take part in a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., where they will partner with experienced musicians in producing and rehearsing the chosen songs.
From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the aspiring songwriters, young vocalists and musicians, and industry veterans and will perform their collaborative work live.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must be received on or before August 19, 2011. All original materials must accompany submission of application with demo sent either via link, CD, DVD, or flash drive. Materials submission via email at email@example.com or fax at (510) 521-3493 or drop off/mail us at Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West, Alameda CA 94501, Attn: Marketing.
Visit www.alamedasouthshorecenter.com for additional information, rules, deadlines, and to download an application.
ADMISSION: FREE. Sponsored by Jamestown, a leading real estate investment and management firm
ALAMEDA EDUCATION FOUNDATION: This event kicks-off AEF’s “Instrument Drop-Off Drive.” Last year, enough guitars were collected during the drive to start a musical program at Wood Middle School. A CD of the concert will be produced and donated to AEF.
Additionally, during all concerts, Alameda South Shore Center serves as the location for the Alameda Education Foundation’s School Supply Drive and fundraiser with Peter’s Kettle Corn, which helps hundreds of Alameda’s students in need.
ROSENBLUM CELLARS: Rosenblum Cellars will be pouring wine flights during the event.