Jam w/ Acoustic Instruments -- let's Jam!!
We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday nights. Everyone has the opportunity to lead a selection and play leads, taking turns. A good supportive group of people with varying degrees of talent.
Singers & Listeners Welcome
((( This event is also posted on the AZ Musicians Meetup Calendar and email lists, so many people attend that are not part of this group)))
FREE! Looking forward to another great jam!
Hope you can join us this Monday night, 6:30- 8:30PM. We'll start promptly at 6:30 and then be packed up and out by 9 PM. We meet in the 2000 sq ft cafeteria/ballroom (Room 1) If another event scheduled there, we'll take a different room, just ask at the info desk if there's any confusion as to where we are meeting.
Our kickoff jam at Denny's (5/28) was a great success, with more than 20 folks playing and singing! Guitars, stand up bass, fiddles, mandolins, flute.... percussion.... We outgrew Denny's the first night!
Our next jam (6/11) was at the Granite Reef Senior Center with about 20 musicians -- Guitars (6), stand up bass (2), fiddle, mandolin, banjo, flute, accordian, harmonica, resonator guitar, doboro, percussion, vocalists ....and perhaps 8 supportive listeners in the "audience." Variety of selections: spirituals to folk, southern rock and standards -- organizers are open to blues and anything but hard rock.
We are gaining in cohesiveness and talent as each meeting progresses.
We mic the lead singer, so we could all take turns on the mic when leading.
Please follow the tempo set by the person leading the song. Play softly when someone plays a lead (no mic on lead instruments). When asked if you want to take take a lead, nod up and down for "Yes" and move your head side-to-side for "No" -- playing a lead only when it is your turn to do so (goes around clockwise) as coordinated by Priscilla, one of our organizers.
If a Monday is a holiday and the center is closed, the jam will be held at either Denny's on Scottsdale Rd (near Osborn) or a place nearby. All efforts will be made to keep you informed to prevent last minute changes of location.
Organizers: Debi DuVall, Priscilla Harp, David Bernstein
Contact Shannon Crane if you have any communications regarding this meetup. Thank you!