|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
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.
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.
|Jammers at The Golden China|
|Alex Portillo||Diz Mullins||Bob Correll||Tony Gracia||Tony Gracia||Marc Pallock|
||Alex Portillo||Bob Gaston
|Jammers at The House of Dance
|Jammers||Mark Pallock||Ed Ransford||Vivien Mason||Susan LaCroix||Flugelhorn-Diz Mullins|