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GrandWest Open Mic Jazz Winner for 2013

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The finals of the GrandWest Open Mic Jazz contest drew fans out in full force to support their favourites.  But in the end there could only be one winner and after much deliberation, judges announced Sade Ross from Grassy Park as the worthy winner of the title.  Megan Schilder from Mitchell’s Plain was placed second, and Emma de Goede from Bellville came third.

Sade Ross won:

R25 000 in cash plus a Shure Sm55 microphone from Wild & Marr, a demo recording session at Nuthouse Studios, Vocal Mentoring from Spotlight Music and Vocal Lessons from Cape Music Institute, Make-up for OMJ2013 Finals as well as portfolio shoot from Flash & Lash of Madness and an invitation from espAFRIKA to perform at their Cape Town International Jazz Festival free Community Concert which takes place on Green Market Square on the 26th March 2014

1st Runner Megan Schilder won:

R7 500 cash and a two-night stay for two at the Table Bay Hotel complete with complimentary bed and breakfast plus Shure SM58 Microphone from Wild & Marr, Vocal Mentoring from Spotlight Music, Make-up for OMJ 2013 Finals from Flash & Lash of Madness and a Personal Image Consultation from A New You.

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2nd Runner up Emma de Goede won:

R5 000 cash plus a one-night mid-week stay for two at the Golden Valley Casino in Worcester including dinner plus Shure SRH 440 Head Phones from Wild & Marr, Vocal Mentoring from Spotlight Music, Make-up for OMJ2013 Finals from Flash & Lash of Madness and Personal Image Consultation from A New You.

Speaking at the end of the contest, organiser, judge and well known jazz singer Bev Scott Brown said “The talent this year was phenomenal and the final decision was really hard. The event has just grown from strength to strength, and I am already looking forward to next year’s competition.”

It’s not too soon to start practicing for Open Mic Jazz 2014!

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