Public Jam Session!

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A public jam session!

The event will be held in the back room of The Douglass, a pub in the Park Slope / Gowanus area of Brooklyn. Easy to get to, it's near many subways and a short walk from Barclays Center.

Invite your friends and family for an afternoon of live jazz, watching you perform while enjoying food and drinks. There's no audience better than our nearest and dearest, so let's round 'em up and fill up the room! (The patrons of The Douglass are also welcome to listen.)

We'll work on a pre-selected setlist (see below). This way everyone comes prepared and in zero danger of being caught off guard with a tune they don't know. If we finish early, there will be an open jam for the remainder of the session.

BACKLINE: Guitar amp, bass amp, drums, Yamaha P-255 stage piano (88-Key fully weighted)

There is a 6 PLAYER LIMIT per tune as follows:
• Rhythm Section: 1 keyboard, 1 guitar, 1 bass, 1 drums
• NO LIMIT for lead instruments

HOW TO SIGN UP – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

TO PLAY: LEAVE YOUR NAME, INSTRUMENT AND TUNE SELECTION ON THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW. There's no way to make the sign-ups automated, so the list will be updated manually.

TO ATTEND ONLY: Simply sign up without claiming a tune (bring your instrument anyway – maybe you'll get to sit in last minute, or as last time, join for an open jam after the setlist).

IMPORTANT: TO AVOID DUPLICATE SIGN-UPS, PLEASE REVIEW THE COMMENTS SECTION TO MAKE SURE YOUR INSTRUMENT AND TUNE SPOTS AREN'T ALREADY TAKEN. Don't rely on the setlist as it's not updated in real time.

Once you know who you're playing with, feel free to communicate how you might want to perform together, like intros, tempo, style, trades, endings, comping between piano & guitar, etc.

AT THE JAM: The setlist will be performed in the exact order as listed below. Time yourself so that you're present for your turn. It's also good etiquette for you to stick around to support the other players, so please consider staying for the whole jam, or at least try not to come just for your turn and split once you're finished. :)

SETLIST & PLAYERS

1. "Take the A Train" (C) –– (FULL)
- Voice - Barbara H
- Clarinet - John C
- Guitar - Dennis L
- Keys - Will B
- Bass - Greg L
- Drums - Marty S

2. "All Blues" (G) –– (FULL)
- Flute - Tiago M
- Soprano Sax & Voice - Frank B
- Alto Sax - Dan S
- Keys - Joe G
- Bass - Greg L
- Drums - Marty S

3. "Have You Met Miss Jones" (F) –– (FULL)
- Clarinet - John C
- Clarinet - Michael R
- Guitar & Voice - Karl G
- Keys - Alice K
- Bass - Pete M
- Drums - Matt K

4. "Misty" (Eb) –– (FULL)
- Clarinet - Michael R
- Alto Sax - Marty H
- Guitar - John L
- Keys - Sam S
- Bass - Greg L
- Drums - Matt K

5. "Song for My Father" (Fm)--(FULL)
- Flute - Barbara H
- Flute - Tiago M
- Soprano Sax - Frank B
- Keys - Joe G
- Bass - Paul
- Drums - Matt K

6. "Freddie Freeloader" (Bb) –– (FULL)
- Clarinet - Jon H
- Alto Sax - Marty H
- Guitar - John L
- Keys - Alice K
- Bass - Paul
- Drums - Matt K

7. "It Could Happen to You" (Eb) –– (FULL)
- Flute - Barbara H
- Clarinet - Jon H
- Guitar & Voice - Karl G
- Keys - Alice K
- Bass - Paul
- Drums - Matt K

8. "The Nearness of You" (F) –– (FULL)
- Clarinet - Jon H
- Clarinet - Michael R
- Alto Sax - Dan S
- Guitar - Dennis L
- Keys - Will B
- Bass - Pete M
- Drums - Marty S

9. "Wave" (D) –– (FULL)
- Flute - Tiago M
- Clarinet - Jon H
- Guitar - Dennis L
- Keys - Will B
- Bass - Paul
- Drums - Marty S

10. "Days of Wine and Roses" (F) –– (FULL)
- Clarinet - John C
- Soprano Sax & Voice - Frank B
- Alto Sax - Dan S
- Keys - Sam S
- Bass - Pete M
- Drums - Marty S

PS: The gracious folks at The Douglass are providing us their space for this amazing opportunity free of charge. Let's reciprocate their kindness with generous food/drink orders and fine tips for the staff!