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GrandWest Open Mic Jazz
Location: GrandWest Casino | Cape Town
From 8:00 PM 9 August 2017
To 9:00 PM 30 August 2017


Grandwest and Heart FM’s Open Mic Jazz Singing Competition 2017!

The incredible Grand Prize Package worth over R90, 000 includes:

  • R35,000 in cash
  • Beta-87C Microphone
  • Demo Recording
  • Career Mentoring
  • Vocal training
  • A live performance at The Crypt
  • Love Jazz Cruise accommodation 2018
  • A live performance at Jazz on the Rocks
  • Professional portfolio photographs
  • Sun GrandWest – Grand Hotel accommodation
  • Two tickets to the Cape Music Exchange Conference 2018

Auditions take place each Wednesday:

At Grandwest’s Jackson Hall: 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th August


At Golden Valley Casino in Worcester: 17th, and 24th


(every Wednesday)

OMJ Warm-up Wednesdays5,12,19,26 July 17Jackson Hall
Audition Rounds GrandWest – 4 weeks9,16, 23,30 Aug 17Jackson Hall
Audition Rounds Golden Valley – 2 weeks17, 24, Aug 17Golden Valley
Announcement of Top 24 Quarter Finalists1 Sept 17Web sites
Quarter Final # 16 Sept 17Jackson Hall
Quarter Final # 213 Sept 17Jackson Hall
Announcement of Top 12 Semi-Finalists14 Sept 17Web sites
Semi-Final Round (12 Contestants)18 Sept 17Market Hall
Announcement of Top 6 Finalists18 Sept 17After Semi-final round
Finalists rehearsal afternoon19 Sept 17Sun Exhibits
Final Round (6 Contestants)20 Sept 17Sun Exhibits
Announcement of Top 3 Winners20 Sept 17Sun Exhibits
OMJazz Showcase6-8 Oct 17Roxy Revue Bar

Entrants Criteria

A non-professional singer is defined as the following

  1. Sole source of income is not yet from singing;
  2. Does not yet dedicate his/her time to generating income from singing;
  3. This person may currently play in a band but generates income from sources other than from the music industry as a singer;
  4. This person must have aspirations of becoming a professional singer;
  5. Someone who has not released an album that has received airplay on radio

For example:

  1. Is a full time student, but sings with a band;
  2. Is employed fulltime (non-music related) but sings with a band.


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