The Coffee Music Project has announced the contestants who have been selected to participate in the competition's live preliminary round, which will take place Sept. 20 and 21 at Pianos NYC. The competition launched with a bang, garnering hundreds of highly qualified applications from across the United States.
The 32 applicants chosen to move on to the live rounds include: Aaron Pfeiffer, Alec Chambers, Beecher's Fault, Bonsai, Cal Kehoe, Casey Buckley, Chloe Gasparini, Coyote and Crow, Daniel Bazan, Del Water Gap, Demi Grace, Elizabeth Hunter, Hillary Caps, Jay Troop, Jimmy Nash, Kara Ali, Khaya, Kirsten Izer, Nic Hanson, Odane Whilby, Phil Cohen, Polina, R&B, Robin's Egg Blue, Sarah Ali, Sierra Noble, Spider Cherry, Stephanie Manns, Tam, Thumbs, Underwater Country Club, and Valerie Orth.
Limited tickets are available for each night of the competition's preliminary rounds. The finals will be taking place at Webster Hall on Sept. 23.
The Coffee Music Project is a music competition showcasing the creativity and talents of emerging musicians while engaging a deep spirit of community among those who share a passion for great music and coffee culture. One hundred percent of the profits support Project Waterfall in partnership with charity: water, bringing clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities. After the successful launch of The Coffee Music Project in London 2015, we will be bringing the initiative to New York City this September.
"The Coffee Music Project is an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to showcase their musical talents while supporting a great cause. We are very pleased with the success of The Coffee Music Project launch in London this year, and we are looking forward to another incredible project in New York City this September," says Jeffrey Young, Founder of The Coffee Music Project.
September 20: First Qualifying round, Pianos NYC
September 21: Second qualifying round, Pianos NYC
September 23: Finals, Webster Hall
September 25 - 27: The New York Coffee Festival, all finalists will be guaranteed performance slots at this event
For more information, visit coffeemusicproject.com.