OSHAWA -- Serious talent was showcased at the Simcoe Blues and Jazz Bar in Oshawa during the Music 411 showcase.
Artists came from all parts of the country to showcase their musical skills and perform in front of a local crowd that welcomed them with open ears and loud applause.
During the penultimate event for Oshawa Music Week, artists like 17-year-old singer/songwriter Abby Stewart, Toronto based folk-pop quartet Wild Rivers, Only the Moon artist Jenie Thai, and Quebec City songwriter Todd Jackson all sang their hearts out.
Toronto based band Wild Rivers have over 500,000 listeners each month on Spotify, Abby Stewart travels across the continent and Todd Jackson takes his music Province wide.
But it’s not only local talent that has performed at this Durham Region bar.
Jack de Keyzer, the Juno award-winning blues guitarist, has also strummed a few chords within the jazz bar walls to a welcoming audience.
The musicians took turns performing a mixed bag of jazz, blues and country music on the small stage at the back of the bar.
The setup gave each artist the opportunity to perform three songs in front of a live audience.
The event was hosted by musician, publisher and activist Michael Bell.
The Final event of Oshawa Music Week ‘Songs Revealed’ will be held on April. 12.
The Oshawa Music Week festival has been hosted by the Durham College Music Business program first-year students.