Jammers - Profiles


What are Jammers and Jamming?
Jammers, 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
Jammers at play
Profiles
Bass Percusion Piano Bob Gaston Flute Trumpet
Ed Ransford MargiePalmer John Slais Bob Gaston Dave Nortman Diz Mullins
Danny Bergen Seth Oster Rob Carrell Mark Pallock Marcell Hernandez Lenny LaCriox
Danny Bergen Seth Oster Rob Carrell Mark Pallock Marcell Hernandez Lenny LaCriox
Susan LaCriox George Cole Buzz Maddox Adrian Martin Kurt Newwander Tom Weaver
Susan LaCriox George Cole Buzz Maddox Adrian Martin
(on the right, After Jazz Camp)
Kurt Nicewander Tom Weaver
James Morgan Hector Martin Mel Albert Solo Jammer
Electric Bass

James Morgan Hector Martin Mel Albert Freda Ramey
David Guinn




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