We jam on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month but Easter falls on the 3rd Sunday in April so we will only have 1 jam. See you again in May!
We try to schedule the jam far enough out so you have time to plan and prepare. The schedule lists house band members for each session as well as featured 1st set tunes for that week. The jam is always the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 4-7pm at The Rigby, 119 E. Main St in downtown Madison.
Learning a new song every 2 weeks can be a daunting task so feel free to look ahead and select just the ones that interest you. Then really learn them prior to the jam. Quality is more important than quantity. And remember, you don't have to play the featured tune - you can play any jazz standard. Here are some resources to help you prep for the jam:
- Learn Jazz Standards has playalongs and chord sheets for common jazz songs
- Jazz Standards is a good place to check out historical info about songs, original keys of songs, brief discussions about chord progressions, etc.
- YouTube has plenty of examples of various musicians playing the featured tunes
- Jazz Advice is a helpful and comprehensive website/blog - one of the best on the net.
Lessons with a quality instructor are also important and can help with other questions about improvising or the songs.
|Feb 5, 2017||Have You Met Miss Jones||Dave Cooper||Johannes Wallmann||John Christensen||Keith Lienert|
|Feb 19, 2017||My Romance,
Sonnymoon for Two
|Paul Dietrich||Paul Muench||John Mesoloras||Rodrigo Villanueva|
|Mar 5, 2017||Mean to Me, Peridido||Paul Dietrich||Doug Brown||John Schaffer||Rodrigo Villanueva|
|Mar 19, 2017||Speak Low, Ladybird||Dave Cooper||Paul Hastil||Matt Rodgers||Rand Moore|
|April 2, 2017||Green Dolphin St,Dolphin Dance||Paul Dietrich||Doug White||John Christensen||Michael Brenneis|
|May 7, 2017||Straight No Chaser, Days of Wine and Roses||Ken Hoffman||Doug Brown||Lucas Koehler||John Lombardo|
|May 21, 2017||(needs suggestions)||Ken Hoffman||Paul Hastil||Ben Ferris||Devin Drobka|
|June 4, 2017||Strasbourg St. Denis, It's You Or No One||Dave Cooper||Johaness Wallmann||John Christensen||Rodrigo Villanueva|
|June 18, 2017||Slow Boat To China, Lazy Bird||Ken Hoffman||Dave Stoler||John Mesoloras||Joey Banks|
|July 2, 2017||Gravy Waltz, What’s New||Paul Dietrich||Paul Muench||John Schaffer||Rand Moore|