What we're about

We're a casual group of Portland/Vancouver area amateur musicians who get together to jam, make music, and have a laugh. We foster a relaxed, comfortable, and supportive environment, where everybody gets a chance to participate. If you're curious as to the sorts of experience you can expect at one of our events, you can check out our Youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PortlandCasualJams .

We tend to schedule one large-group meeting per month, at a venue which can hold large numbers of musicians, where we like to include all level of musicians, and every different musical style. Other, smaller jam sessions are set up by group members, depending on their personal tastes and preferences, and there is a decent suite of online scheduling tools available to those members who wish to set up their own events and coordinate with other members.

This is also the scheduling site for Bad Wolf Music, a Portland-based music-coaching service for musicians seeking to move their personal music endeavors forward a notch. Bad Wolf Music offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and events designed to give musicians of all levels opportunities to expand their horizons.

Check out our calendar page for some of our scheduled events! Some of our members are semi-professional, some are just starting out, but everybody is welcome. Some of our members are active in the local Open Mike scene, and some are excellent resources when it comes to sources of other types of jam sessions. Here's looking forward to some great music!

Upcoming events (5)

Ninjam Online Session

Online event

We'll be hosting a music session online using Ninjam, the online loopback jam software. You can download the Ninjam extension for the Reaper DAW online at ...
https://www.cockos.com/ninjam/

Setup, troubleshoot, and familiarize yourself with Ninjam, and then join us.

We'll host multiple ninjam sessions per week, to allow people plenty of opportunities to get used to playing with a metronome, online, as a group. Please be patient with yourself and others as we all re-learn how to play together.

Please connect Ninjam to our custom server at ninjam.communityjams.org:2049 to play with us online. (don't forget the port-address number after the colon).

CJ Sellwood Park Early Jam

Sellwood Park

Community Jams will be meeting up outside in Sellwood Park. We'll be hosting a jam open to everybody, of all abilities and interests.

Please review our requirements for participating in Community Jams in the Park. Health and safety are priorities!

• Portland park jams will be held at Sellwood Park on Saturday afternoons 1:00-3:00pm, weather permitting (decision to be made that morning).
• Max attendance is 10 musicians
• Setup time is 12:30pm on Saturdays – please do not arrive earlier
• Masks required at all times
• 10′ minimum distance between musicians required at all times, more when possible
• Your gear will need to be contained within a 4′ square
• Important: Singers bring your own mics and mic stands
• Important! Digital tablets required for access to bSteele Music App song charts – please bring your tablet and a stand for use while playing an instrument!
• No shared food or drink
• Restrooms available at the park
• Power is not supplied
• For electric instruments, please bring your own self-powered amps
• Bring your own stool or chair, drinks or snacks to fit into your 4′ space
• Browse the bSteele Music App ahead of time (no login required) to find songs to suggest on your turn

Directions: We’ll be playing at Sellwood Park, and parking is directional going north along 7th Ave. There is also ample parking in the lot two blocks north. Going north on 7th Ave, enter Sellwood Park at Bidwell and park near the playground. Walk into the park past the playground and restrooms, and we will set up farther back toward the trees.

Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/nFr6L5mKkt3wPEJG9

CJ Sellwood Park Late Jam

Sellwood Park

Community Jams will be meeting up outside in Sellwood Park. We'll be hosting a jam open to everybody, of all abilities and interests.

Please review our requirements for participating in Community Jams in the Park. Health and safety are priorities!

• Portland park jams will be held at Sellwood Park on Saturday afternoons 4:00-6:00pm, weather permitting (decision to be made that morning).
• Max attendance is 10 musicians
• Setup time is 3:30pm on Saturdays – please do not arrive earlier
• Masks required at all times
• 10′ minimum distance between musicians required at all times, more when possible
• Your gear will need to be contained within a 4′ square
• Important: Singers bring your own mics and mic stands and cables if possible
• Important! Digital tablets required for access to bSteele Music App song charts – please bring your tablet and a stand for use while playing an instrument!
• No shared food or drink
• Restrooms available at the park
• Power is not supplied
• For electric instruments, please bring your own self-powered amps
• Bring your own stool or chair, drinks or snacks to fit into your 4′ space
• Browse the bSteele Music App ahead of time (no login required) to find songs to suggest on your turn

Directions: We’ll be playing at Sellwood Park, and parking is directional going north along 7th Ave. There is also ample parking in the lot two blocks north. Going north on 7th Ave, enter Sellwood Park at Bidwell and park near the playground. Walk into the park past the playground and restrooms, and we will set up farther back toward the trees.

Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/nFr6L5mKkt3wPEJG9

CJ Sellwood Park Early Evening Jam

Sellwood Park

Community Jams will be meeting up outside in Sellwood Park, ending at 7:30 before the sun sets. We'll be hosting a jam open to everybody, of all abilities and interests.

Please review our requirements for participating in Community Jams in the Park. Health and safety are priorities!

• Evening Portland park jams will be held at Sellwood Park on Wednesday Evenings from 5 'till 7:30 pm, weather permitting (decision to be made that morning).
• Max attendance is 10 musicians
• Setup time is 4:30pm on Wednesdays – please do not arrive earlier
• Masks required at all times
• 10′ minimum distance between musicians required at all times, more when possible
• Your gear will need to be contained within a 4′ square
• Important: Singers bring your own mics and mic stands and cables if possible
• Important! Digital tablets required for access to bSteele Music App song charts – please bring your tablet and a stand for use while playing an instrument!
• No shared food or drink
• Restrooms available at the park
• Power is not supplied
• For electric instruments, please bring your own self-powered amps
• Bring your own stool or chair, drinks or snacks to fit into your 4′ space
• Browse the bSteele Music App ahead of time (no login required) to find songs to suggest on your turn

Directions: We’ll be playing at Sellwood Park, and parking is directional going north along 7th Ave. There is also ample parking in the lot two blocks north. Going north on 7th Ave, enter Sellwood Park at Bidwell and park near the playground. Walk into the park past the playground and restrooms, and we will set up farther back toward the trees.

Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/nFr6L5mKkt3wPEJG9

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