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Jazz Jam #37

For maximum enjoyment of all, there will be Instrument Limits so that we can have 3 Ensembles playing 3 sets of 2 Tunes:

Piano - 3

Vocals - 3

Guitar - 6

Horns/Wind - 6

Drums - 1 (In Addition to House Drummer)

Bass - 2 (In addition to House Bassist)

Everyone else can come anyway to watch and support the others. There is no limit to being in the audience!


Show up and have some fun!

The routine: Sign up for Jams on the sheet and we'll call everyone by ensemble group.

Each group gets to play 2 tunes in a Set. Please discuss intro/endings/tempo/style ahead of time to avoid restarts.

Vocalists get to sing one tune per set. Always bring music in your key (bring at least 5 leadsheets). Although note that horns may need to transpose so complex arrangements may not work.

Other than that, the group decides what to play (well, hopefully it's Jazz). And if you call a tune, better know how to play the head :)

All levels welcome.

To improve your experience, if you're new, just watch first so you understand the interaction. Maybe you don't sit in till the next jam. There's a list of common tunes up top. A little preparation on some frequently called tunes will save the day.


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  • Kennedy

    The last jam was great. Next time, I want to call Night in Tunisia
    Slow/Cool - Move to Hot - Back to Cool. Like they do in the beginning of this version. Could alternate the solo sections like that to if we wanted so each solo starts cool ends hot.

    Dizzy & Arturo

    December 11, 2012

    • Barry A.

      Great playing on that video!

      1 · December 12, 2012

  • Eric

    Great times! Thanks

    December 4, 2012

  • Marc S.

    I really enjoyed myself. I'm looking forward to getting better at this.
    I would also be interested in a woodshed.

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Curtis F.

    Good turn out nice to have horns

    December 4, 2012

  • Eric

    Roberto, I read that you were starting "woodshed groups" to practice in between Jams. Let me know if this is happening, I can double on bass or guitar -- and I could sure use the practice!

    November 25, 2012

    • Barry A.

      I would be interested in doing that too (bass)!

      November 25, 2012

    • RobTheOrganizer

      I will get back to doing this. I've been too busy to organize.

      November 27, 2012

  • Aubry C.

    Any interest in having a vocalist on in walked bud?

    November 24, 2012

  • Curtis F.

    I would like to call Dat Der and Billies Bounce

    November 24, 2012

  • RobTheOrganizer

    Hey guys, I intend to call Dolphin Dance, In Walked Bud, Whisper Not, and Giant woodshed...(I will need too as well. LOL).

    November 24, 2012

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