On the first Sunday of each month, The Open Music Collective, will host a Jazz Jam at Noon
facilitated by Jamie MacDonald.
A Jazz Jam is an opportunity for instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other types of jazz music. In an organized environment like this, musicians of all levels are able to learn by playing together and listening to each other.
The benefits to participating in a jam session include:
- Getting to know other local musicians
- Learning new tunes
- Gain experience improvising, thus improving
- Growing comfortable playing with new people and taking risks in front of other people
- Playing as part of a group
A piano, drums, PA, and some amplifiers will be provided. Musicians should bring charts, their instruments, and a willingness to take risks and receive feedback.
Sessions will be in the Cotton Mill in studio A335
Southern Vermont ‘Ukulele Society
The idea of the Ukulele Society is to create and foster a comfortable environment for exploring the sound this excellent instrument can provide. The Uke is experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity; always a favorite, its low cost in a difficult economy is an additional incentive for music lovers. The Ukulele Club is open to all ages. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
Topics of interest will be basic techniques for beginners, as well as songs and more advanced playing techniques for current players.
Bring a song — original, cover — any song in any style is welcome.