This meetup caters to an advanced beginner/intermediate level player. The jam happens every SECOND and FOURTH MONDAY of the MONTH -- even when I forget to post it on the site. As the jam has evolved, I have hired a rotating group of leaders who lead the jam from 7:30-9:30. This means that I must charge a $5.00 fee, so we can pay a leader. Each leader will choose 25-30 of their favorite bluegrass/old time songs. Click on the "Pages" tab at the top of the page for a description of our leaders and their songs.

Having a leader does not mean that jam participants cannot lead songs. But it does mean that there will be a few set guidelines. For example, people can only lead songs if 1) they know the song fully (including the words) 2) they are able to give out breaks effectively. This is a skill, and one that anyone can learn.

Finally, I want to let peole know that the jam is not a structured "class". Rather, it is a forum where leaders will be available to guide us along, ensure that there is a constant stream of jam-enhancing songs, and facilitate an amazing experience that is geared to an advanced beginner/intermediate level of player. Generally, after 9:30 or 10:00 an unstructured jam takes place, with higher level players. ALL are welcome to that too! 

 


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    Bluegrass Slow Jam

    10 Bluegrass players

    The slow Jam is every second and fourth Monday of the month. The location of Paddy's is the corner of 2nd Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. Please note: There is a... Learn more
  • January 26 · 7:30 PM

    "Official" Jam Cancelled today

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  • January 12 · 7:30 PM

    Bluegrass Slow Jam

    14 Bluegrass players

    The slow Jam is every second and fourth Monday of the month. The location of Paddy's is the corner of 2nd Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. Please note: There is a... Learn more
  • December 22, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Bluegrass Slow Jam

    17 Bluegrass players

    The slow Jam is every second and fourth Monday of the month. The location of Paddy's is the corner of 2nd Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. Please note: There is a... Learn more
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