What we're about

This meetup caters to an advanced beginner/intermediate level player. The jam happens every SECOND and FOURTH MONDAY of the MONTH -- even when I forget to post it on the site. As the jam has evolved, I have hired a rotating group of leaders who lead the jam from 7:30-9:30. This means that I must charge a $5.00 fee, so we can pay a leader. Each leader will choose 25-30 of their favorite bluegrass/old time songs. Click on the "Pages" tab at the top of the page for a description of our leaders and their songs.

Having a leader does not mean that jam participants cannot lead songs. But it does mean that there will be a few set guidelines. For example, people can only lead songs if 1) they know the song fully (including the words) 2) they are able to give out breaks effectively. This is a skill, and one that anyone can learn.

Finally, I want to let peole know that the jam is not a structured "class". Rather, it is a forum where leaders will be available to guide us along, ensure that there is a constant stream of jam-enhancing songs, and facilitate an amazing experience that is geared to an advanced beginner/intermediate level of player. Generally, after 9:30 or 10:00 an unstructured jam takes place, with higher level players. ALL are welcome to that too!

Upcoming events (4+)

Bluegrass Slow Jam (read about our changes).

Paddy Reilly's

$5.00

Note: To attend, vaccination is required. Registration is limited to 25. Please register in advance. There is a fee of $5 to participate (honors system: put it in the bucket when you get there). Proceeds go to pay the jam leader.

Hello Dear Friends! The slow jam is back with some changes!

Over the last couple of years several bluegrass jams have cropped up that are comfortable for intermediate players. As a result, I'm scaling back and making this jam once a month only -- on the 4th Monday of the month. (For more information about what will happen on the 2nd Monday, see our brand new Old Time Slow Jam Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/old-time-slow-jam-nyc/

The NYC Bluegrass Slowjam is targeted to advanced beginners and intermediate players. The leader will guide us and provide some instruction on jam etiquette.

Bluegrass Slow Jam (read about our changes).

Paddy Reilly's

$5.00

Note: To attend, vaccination is required. Registration is limited to 25. Please register in advance. There is a fee of $5 to participate (honors system: put it in the bucket when you get there). Proceeds go to pay the jam leader.

Hello Dear Friends! The slow jam is back with some changes!

Over the last couple of years several bluegrass jams have cropped up that are comfortable for intermediate players. As a result, I'm scaling back and making this jam once a month only -- on the 4th Monday of the month. (For more information about what will happen on the 2nd Monday, see our brand new Old Time Slow Jam Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/old-time-slow-jam-nyc/

The NYC Bluegrass Slowjam is targeted to advanced beginners and intermediate players. The leader will guide us and provide some instruction on jam etiquette.

Bluegrass Slow Jam (read about our changes).

Paddy Reilly's

$5.00

Note: To attend, vaccination is required. Registration is limited to 25. Please register in advance. There is a fee of $5 to participate (honors system: put it in the bucket when you get there). Proceeds go to pay the jam leader.

Hello Dear Friends! The slow jam is back with some changes!

Over the last couple of years several bluegrass jams have cropped up that are comfortable for intermediate players. As a result, I'm scaling back and making this jam once a month only -- on the 4th Monday of the month. (For more information about what will happen on the 2nd Monday, see our brand new Old Time Slow Jam Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/old-time-slow-jam-nyc/

The NYC Bluegrass Slowjam is targeted to advanced beginners and intermediate players. The leader will guide us and provide some instruction on jam etiquette.

Bluegrass Slow Jam (read about our changes).

Paddy Reilly's

$5.00

Note: To attend, vaccination is required. Registration is limited to 25. Please register in advance. There is a fee of $5 to participate (honors system: put it in the bucket when you get there). Proceeds go to pay the jam leader.

Hello Dear Friends! The slow jam is back with some changes!

Over the last couple of years several bluegrass jams have cropped up that are comfortable for intermediate players. As a result, I'm scaling back and making this jam once a month only -- on the 4th Monday of the month. (For more information about what will happen on the 2nd Monday, see our brand new Old Time Slow Jam Meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/old-time-slow-jam-nyc/

The NYC Bluegrass Slowjam is targeted to advanced beginners and intermediate players. The leader will guide us and provide some instruction on jam etiquette.

Past events (309)

Bluegrass Slow Jam (read about our changes).

Paddy Reilly's

$5.00

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