Project COOL Announces Finalists

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Five Manitoba jazz artists have been chosen for a chance to win $75,000 in funding support for recording, production and release of a new CD. Jodie Borle, Marianne D'Elia, Adam O'Connor Quartet, Fjord 7, and Danny Kramer were announced on August 2 as the finalists in the 99.1 Cool FM's Project COOL search for Manitoba’s next national recording artist.

In addition to funding support, the winner of Project COOL will also receive full professional career support, including a national management and booking agreement with LiveTourArtists. CEO Doug Kirby has over 30 years of music Industry management experience, and heads a team that currently handles the live careers of several jazz artists including Carol Welsman, Marc Jordan, Michael Kaeshammer, Sophie Milman and Alfie Zappacosta.

The Project COOL finalists will perform live in concert free at Jazz on the Waterfront at The Forks on the next five consecutive Fridays. One winner will be chosen on September 2, 2005.

Catch the finalists at Jazz on the Waterfront on the following dates at 8pm:
Fjord 7 - August 5
Marianne D’Elia - August 12
Adam O’Connor Quartet - August
Danny Kramer - August 26
Jodie Borle - September 2

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