Jams lead to new projects

I grew up in jams. You show up, tune up and jump in with a bunch of people you’ve never played with before. It has the possibility of being both amazing and disastrous at the same time. Just like life.

When I helped run the Boston music circus at Wally’s on Mondays nights we would have people show up to jam. Some were pros and some were not. Some could be really bad. But we grinned our way through it and tried to be encouraging and not discouraging.

The “essence” of the jam is most important. Without any experience, the players have to find each other and come together, in time. It takes more listening than playing to do it better.

I’ll be jamming with an Accordion player next month and we’ll turn it into a show.

March 25th concert with Jesus Aured (Accordionist)