What we're about

We have fun playing musical improvisation jams. The sessions are organised to be approachable to rusty and new jammers but also interesting and challenging for experienced jammers. We meet in a rehearsal studio and are excited to have all kinds of instruments and people.

We generally do not play songs. This is in order to keep things simple and maximize playing time. Musical themes in the form of chord progressions or ideas will be introduce one at a time by your host on the day but are also posted in advance on an external link video previews.

Each theme will be built up to three layers. The foundation layer is just the basic music theme. The groove layer allows players to get comfortable and explore the sound according to their abilities (no solos). The solo layer is for one person at a time. Each player will be queued in to soloing windows. The overall simplicity or complexity of the music will be determined by the players, but the three layers should ensure a comfort level for everyone. Players are advised to arrive early in order benefit from the orientation at the beginning.

Upcoming events (3)

London Music Improv Jam

Storm Rehearsal Studios

£12.00

A series of accessible improvised jams on basic musical themes introduced by your host. Each theme will be built up to three layers. • The foundation layer is just the basic music theme. Themes for this event will be posted here (https://marmalade.latentmusic.com/) when available. • The groove layer allows players to get comfortable and explore the sound according to their abilities (no solos). This is really about listening. • The lead/solo layer is for one person at a time. I will be queuing in each player’s lead/soloing windows. The overall simplicity or complexity of the music will be determined by the players, but the three layers should ensure a comfort level for everyone. Players are advised to arrive early in order benefit from the orientation at the beginning. Cost covers PA, vocal mics, backline and drum kit, but do ensure to bring your instrument of choice and any leads/cables/cords and accessories needed for your instrument. If you have any questions about this session, please get in touch with Colin. Looking forward to jamming with you soon!

London Music Improv Jam

Storm Rehearsal Studios

£12.00

A series of accessible improvised jams on basic musical themes introduced by your host. Each theme will be built up to three layers. • The foundation layer is just the basic music theme. Themes for this event will be posted here (https://marmalade.latentmusic.com/) when available. • The groove layer allows players to get comfortable and explore the sound according to their abilities (no solos). This is really about listening. • The lead/solo layer is for one person at a time. I will be queuing in each player’s lead/soloing windows. The overall simplicity or complexity of the music will be determined by the players, but the three layers should ensure a comfort level for everyone. Players are advised to arrive early in order benefit from the orientation at the beginning. Cost covers PA, vocal mics, backline and drum kit, but do ensure to bring your instrument of choice and any leads/cables/cords and accessories needed for your instrument. If you have any questions about this session, please get in touch with Colin. Looking forward to jamming with you soon!

Marmalade Songs

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Let's get a song list together through online collaboration. You will be able to listen to suggested songs, post your own, see who is interested in building up you favourites and hear them play their part. Signup for FREE and request to join the band: https://www.bandlab.com/band/marmaladelive Marmalade Music Jams get together in a studio to improvise and we don't do songs. Now here is a chance. We can build up a roster of best liked contributions. Everyone can propose the part they play and selections can be me made to nail it in the studio ahead of a live gig.

Past events (50)

London Music Improv Jam

Storm Rehearsal Studios

£12.00

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