Hey Everyone!! You are probably wondering what "Skip's Jazz Friends" is all about. Well...if you have heard of "Big Shiny Tunes" or "Now" or "Wow" you will be getting hotter!!
Skip's Jazz Friends is a compilation concept that has Skip himself searching across Canada for today's best Jazz musicians and unknown "up and comers" to put together a CD filled with great musical styling and tones that will be sure to please the listeners. The compilation will be a mix of traditional and smooth contemporary jazz...heck...it may even have some fusion on there for all we now!!
Here is how the whole thing works. If you are a Jazz musician that has done professional recordings in the past or more recently you need to send in:
1. Your top 3 songs in the form of an MP3 (please us 192kbps to 320kbps)
2. Short bio incld'd in email on your musical endeavors (no more than 1 or 2 short paragraphs...THIS MUST BE TYPED INTO EMAIL to avoid formatting issues on the site)
3. Picture of yourself (does not have to be HQ. smaller is better)
4. If possible a link(s) to a website, blog, youtube clips, or facebook account (artist page only..no personal pages)
YOU CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN ONCE!! However, you must only send 3 songs at a time in each email entry. After the original email is received with all of your information it is only necessary to send Mp3's in your following emails along with your full name.
Once we begin accepting entries, Skip and and his team will review the material to see if it's "Jazz Friend's" worthy. Unfortunately we can't put everyone on the 1st compilation, but don't be discouraged if you are not contacted and picked for the album...keep sending away for the follow-up CD's to come in the future.
There will be 2 stages of competition before you are chosen to appear on Skip's compilation CD. If you are chosen to appear on the SJF's blog site, we will feature your top song along with all the other tidbits of info required above in a profile so other's can see and find out more about you. The last stage will be contact from the email below saying you have been officially chosen for a spot on "Skip's Jazz Friends" which will distributed across Canada in early 2013. From that point a member of Team Prokop will be in contact with you to discuss the legalities and publishing information.
If you are chosen for the CD an uncompressed, unmastered stereo mix of your song in .wav or .aiff format would be optimal, but if all you have is a mastered copy of the song (.wav, .aiff or HQ Mp3) that will suffice. Your song will be remastered to equal the level of all the other winning entries at no cost to you. Low quality Mp3's (below 192kbps) will not be accepted.
ENTRIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012
PLEASE SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO firstname.lastname@example.org