|What are Jammers and Jamming?|
are musicians who jam together. A term derived in
approximately 1920 for those musicians, both black and
white, who for no other reason than the love of their
kind of music; usually jazz, got together after their
evenings gig for the purpose of playing improvised or
unrehearsed music (jamming). Together they keep
their musical talents of ear, mind and body in tune.
Each musician would get their playing time within the
Jam to solo and work out these new improvised sounds or
riffs that are in their mind or some may have been put
to paper with or without an audience present.
In a jam set, as well as a scheduled organized performance of Jazz or Swing music, the musicians are free to lend their own interpretation to the music by improvising on the melody.
You May be a Jammer if —
You coulda' been a pro musician
You think you shoulda' been a pro musician instead.
You regret having taken that day job.
You have a melody trapped inside your body that must get out.
A Jam Set
|Ed Ransford||MargiePalmer||John Slais||Bob Gaston||Dave Nortman||Diz Mullins|
|Danny Bergen||Seth Oster||Rob Carrell||Mark Pallock||Marcell Hernandez||Lenny LaCriox|
|Susan LaCriox||George Cole||Buzz Maddox|| Adrian
(on the right, After Jazz Camp)
|Kurt Nicewander||Tom Weaver|
|James Morgan||Hector Martin||Mel Albert|| Freda Ramey
|| David Guinn