Our next jam is December 7th, the featured tune is Groovin’ High, and our band is Dan Wallach – sax/educator, Michael Brenneis – drums, Paul Hastil – piano, and Lucas Koehler – bass. Michael’s notes are posted below. If you don’t know Groovin’ High there are many other tunes you can play. See the list of possible jam tunes.
Switching gears….. we need your help. We are always looking at ways to improve the jam and create more of an impact. How can we boost attendance? How can we enhance the environment for creating music, learning, and listening to jazz?
We are always open to suggestions. Unfortunately they can’t all be implemented. Many ideas have an obvious upside, and less obvious downsides. Frequently, things are not as straightforward as they seem: there may be logistical obstacles or what’s good for one person is bad for another. We can’t please everyone but we try our best.
With all that in mind, we are asking for your opinion about possible changes to the jam: