THE NEW YORK COFFEE FESTIVAL Hosts The Coffee Music Project NYC #CMPNewYorkCity #newyorkcoffeefestival

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Announces contestants in high profile singer songwriter competition


The Coffee Music Project is proud to announce 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.

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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 and can be purchased here and here.

The finals will be taking place at Webster Hall on Sept. 23 and tickets are available here.

The Coffee Music Project is a high profile 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 precent 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."
- Jeffrey Young, Founder of The Coffee Music Project.
The top 32 contestants have been selected to perform during the qualifying rounds, which will take place on Sept. 20 and 21 in the heart of the East Village at Pianos NYC.

From the qualifying rounds, 8 contestants will be selected to go through to the finals, which will take place at the prestigious Webster Hall on Sept. 23.

The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 prize, a professional recording session and a guaranteed headline slot to perform at The New York Coffee Festival.

All eight finalists will also receive guaranteed slots to perform at The New York Coffee Festival, along with having one song featured on The Coffee Music Project NYC 2015 album.

The Coffee Music Project supports Project Waterfall, which is committed to bringing clean water and sanitation to the communities which grow our coffee. All profits from the live shows will directly support this valuable cause.

Sept. 20: First Qualifying round, Pianos NYC

Sept. 21: Second qualifying round, Pianos NYC

Sept. 23: Finals, Webster Hall

Sept. 25 - 27: The New York Coffee Festival, all finalists will be guaranteed performance slots at this event

For the latest on The Coffee Music Project, please visit:
Official Hashtag: #CMPNewYorkCity

The Coffee Music Project is a social enterprise launched by the Allegra Group working to provide a platform for emerging musicians while raising valuable funds for coffee growing communities. If you would like more information on The Coffee Music Project, please contact Rebecca Hodgson on

Celebrating New York's burgeoning specialty coffee scene, this three-day event features live experiences from more than 70 innovative brands, including Counter Culture, Sanremo, La Marzocco, Starbucks Reserve, Sweetleaf, La Colombe and Irving Farm, as well as all the coffee you could possibly drink, gourmet street food and an espresso martini bar, come and be inspired by some of the world's best baristas as they compete head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines in the Coffee Masters competition, under the watchful eye of a panel of industry experts .The festival also features interactive workshops and demonstrations, plus a fantastic live music program, incorporating the finalists of the Coffee Music Project.

For the latest on The New York City Coffee Festival, please visit:
Official Hashtag: #newyorkcoffeefestival

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