Why Jam ?
"Now is the time to get together with another musician or, better yet multiple musicians, and play together. You can jam with anyone, pros, amateurs or beginners. It is helpful to have a bassist and percussionist, but it is possible for any combination of musicians to succeed at jamming." (https://lammastudios.com/news/2018/12/13/principle-7-dont-practice-just-jam/)
“I'm not really on a mission to tell anybody anything. I'd rather be figured out.” -Diana Krall
I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing — even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years. ~ Thelonious Monk
To me jazz means: I dare you - Wayne Shorter
A space to play and listen to jazz. Open to all vocalists, horn players, guitarists, bass players, keyboard players and drummers/percussionists, scrubbers. The studio has a drum kit--but bring your breakables. We have a weighted 88 key Yamaha keyboard.
Open to listeners too.
Play and read from Real book charts, originals or setupagroove-experimental. Bring your own real book and charts/roadmap if an original/experimental is to be played. Bring a music stand, too !
No set "house band". All players welcome. A different theme each session.
Inspired by the original "Cellar" 1960's concept--a space free from any commercial considerations. A space to explore music, among peers. Listen to CBC Hot Air' s presentation about the Cellar: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1356127811724
We have a Rhodes 73 now !
Jazz Jam Information.
Send Bob Miller an email to get on the weekly reminder list: "sax.beach.westy at gmail.com" (you know how to fix this)
Next jam : as of March 24/20-suspended until further notice
Our Studio: 4-7191 Progress Way, Delta. 800 sq. ft.
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