“ Excellent opportunity for Adv Beginners-Intermediate level players. Very open, tolerant of fluffs, room for all to solo or lead group in song. Organizer has his/her eye on the ball, keeps things moving well. ”
— Allen K on Oct 24, 2015.
“ A great opportunity to play live in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. ”
— Jay S. on Apr 28, 2015.
“ A great way to develope your musical ablilities and lots of fun too. Also they are a very supportive group of musicians. ”
— David r. on Dec 9, 2014.
“ It was fun even though I had a tough time keeping up. ”
— Henry J. on Oct 14, 2014.
“ great for players of all levels ”
— Glenn L. on Jan 27, 2014.
“ Excellent, I'll definitely be back ”
— Shirley on Jan 27, 2014.
“ Hey here's a shout out to Amy the mandolin player for taking a bunch of breaks and leading a song. Amy you sound great. ”
— Sue B. on Dec 12, 2013.
“ Thanks Sue and all of our musicians for another great party and another great year of jamming! ”
— Bill on Dec 10, 2013.
“ Bravo ”
— Lynn on May 14, 2013.
“ I think it's great. I'm barely an advanced beginner but it is working for me. If people announced the songs and the key a little louder, it would be better but really it's great. Pace is usually fine. Some times the songs are in a key that is hard for me but that's ok too. But please just announce the song and the key nice and loud!! ”
— Susan P M. on Apr 23, 2013.
“ It's a great experience. Very supportive group. ”
— Tony S. on Apr 9, 2013.
“ Great jam. Thanks Kim. One suggestion: Introduce a new fiddle tune each time and incorporate it into our repertoire. ”
— Nancy S on Feb 26, 2013.
“ It's a great time with really kind and talented people. ”
— Chrissy W. on Jan 17, 2013.
“ This jam is just the right place to improve your skills while meeting really talented musicians. ”
— Kate on Nov 13, 2012.
“ Very welcoming and easy to fit in. ”
— Glenn M. on Oct 10, 2012.
“ Good night with songs, instruments, and wonderful people. Kim kept us moving right along, with an impeccable memory of the order of song leaders. Miriam (?), fiddle player, sat next to Jeanne, — was this your first time here, or have I (we) missed you? Played rousing fiddle (as did Jeanne, Nancy, and the woman in the back over there on one tune–fantastic!), led two songs: "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"; and the Patsy Kline song. Great voice on both of those, and a considerate leader. What a joyous contribution in spirit and song! And yeah! yeah for the return of Phil. Last slow jam I attended Phil wasn't there, and there were NO mandolin players! Tonight Phil was back, playing up a storm, and he brought 10 more mandolin players out just to hear him. Thank you all! ”
— Dale F. on Sep 11, 2012.
“ great ”
— Benny on Sep 11, 2012.
“ Personally, I would have welcomed a more bluegrass flavoured repertoire if that is what the jam is called. ”
— Tony P. on Jul 24, 2012.
“ it is what's happening in NYC ”
— Kimball M. on Feb 28, 2012.
“ Having the opportunity to play with other people has made me a better player. ”
— Elaine B. on Dec 13, 2011.
“ Great musicians with collaborative spirit. ”
— Angelica on Dec 13, 2011.
“ I'm really glad it exists in New York. The leader was terrific. And the support from lots of folks in the group with songs was instrumental (pun intended) to a positive experience. ”
— Diane L. on Sep 27, 2011.
“ Wonderful! ”
— Mimi on Aug 23, 2011.
“ Looks like a good opportunity for a beginner to play in a group; difficult to tell who the mediator is, couldn't figure out how to get to play in this group. Will try again. ”
— Greta on Aug 23, 2011.
“ Excellent! ”
— Jeanne P. on May 10, 2011.
“ The only one in town with best reputation for being musician friendly and with leadership. ”
— deborah on Apr 13, 2011.
“ well organized, well run, excellent leaders. ”
— al k. on Nov 9, 2010.
“ As I mentioned, this is a real opportunity for players of any level to learn and share music. Talents and passionate bunch of folks. ”
— Dottie on Aug 24, 2010.
“ Love the whole concept. ”
— joe v. on Aug 11, 2010.
“ great group they even put up with me...had a great time.. everyone had a great time.....zubeey Ronald Podolsky ”
— Ronald P. on Jun 30, 2010.
“ A kind and safe atmosphere to grow as a performer and as a musician ”
— jake on Mar 11, 2010.
“ It is an excellent venue to get out and play in a large group with some material that is workable and at a playable speed. ”
— Dick N. on Mar 10, 2010.
“ Very successful and well organized. I would prefer that others not join, because this type of meet up is not good when a large crowd comes. 20 at a time is about the max in my opinion. ”
— Amiel Van L. on Dec 15, 2009.
“ Good environment for advanced beginner and intermediate players. ”
— Phil S. on Jul 14, 2009.
“ low key and informal. the players range in talent but that wont intimidate you from joining in. ”
— bob z. on Jan 13, 2009.
“ One idea--we could actually share music we want to play via the web. ”
— Stephan K. on Jun 24, 2008.
“ yeehaw this is a great meetup! ”
— brendan on May 13, 2008.
“ The only way to really improve your chops is to play with other people and this is the group - especially if you are just beginning or have never played with others before. ”
— Faser H. on May 13, 2008.
“ Hi Everyone - My first jam with this group and had terrific time. We worked very hard and it was great. Looking forward to next time. What a friendly bunch! ”
— John M. on May 12, 2008.
“ Well done! ”
— Nick L. on Feb 20, 2008.