Hi Jammers! We are looking forward to 2017 with a great lineup and tune for the first jam of the year! Dave Cooper on trumpet (hosting) Doug White piano, Brad Townsend bass, and John Lombardo drums. Look out for that C+7!
Hi Jammers! We are looking forward to 2017 with a great lineup and tune for the first jam of the year! Dave Cooper on trumpet (hosting) Doug White piano, Brad Townsend bass, and John Lombardo drums. Look out for that C+7! Here is a link to Dave’s in-depth analysis to ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE exclusively […]
Sorry to all you diehards, but we’re canceling the jam. The forcast calls for 7-11 inches of snow today and tomorrow and -36 wind chill on Sunday. Two of our band members live out of town. Not a good situation. The next jam is Jan 8th. Hopefully, we’ll have more info posted soon.
We have 3 more jams until the end of the year. Time flies. We’ve been doing this for over 7 years and may be getting close to the end. At this point we aren’t scheduling any more jams and are looking for new leadership and volunteers. Hopefully that works out and the jam continues. In the meantime, […]
That was a fun jam today. Paul Dietrich is a great trumpeter, and Rand, Paul, and John have played together for years and you can hear it. We had a good batch of jammers, too, although it was a bit of a trumpet fest. Where are the sax players? One of them is Tony Barba and he […]
Gershwin’s, “A Foggy Day” is the tune-of-the-week for our upcoming jam on Oct 16th. This is a nice one for beginning improvisors: the melody is memorable yet simple, and much of the chord changes are variations of 1-6-2-5 progressions, a common progression found in many other standards. One thing to watch out for are the […]
I just noticed I forgot to write about our next jam (Oct 2nd). It’s kind of late now so this will be brief. If you are a jazz fan, all you need to know is you are welcome to join us! You may learn a bit about jazz and will enjoy our music. The band tomorrow […]
Our next jam is September 18th and the band is Ken Hoffman – sax, Doug Brown – guitar, Matt Rodgers – bass, and John Lombardo – drums. If you are a guitarist, take advantage of this opportunity to play without bringing your own amp. You can use Doug’s. Our featured tune is Gershwin’s, “But Not For […]
I schedule the jam in 4 month blocks and our next jam starts a new block. Over the last 4 months we featured songs by Herbie Hancock and Thelonius Monk. I hope you like the idea of working on songs by select composers because the next 4 months we’ll feature songs by George Gershwin and […]
The jam schedule listing band members and featured tunes through August has been posted. The theme for the next 4 months is songs by Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock. We’ll alternate from one session to the next. I won’t be writing up a new post prior to each jam anymore, only if there is something […]
We hope you can join us this Sunday, April 17th at the Rigby for our next jam. The band is Eric Koppa – sax , Matt Rodgers – bass, Doug White – keyboard, and John Lombardardo – drums. The featured tune is Charlie Parker’s, “Now’s The Time.” This is a blues in F concert and a common […]