One geared toward Newbies, and another for intermediates and above.
All-inclusive packages that take you from the couch to the stage in a month, with a professional Facilitator who’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know hundreds of amateur/semi-pro/and professional players and singers, and we love making introductions and helping filter people so that you don’t waste time. We also send out an eBulletin (Blog) every week or two in which you can place (and respond to) personal ads.
For bands, songwriting duos, private jams, auditions, whatever.
Monthly (at least) opportunities for VIP Jam Members to strut their stuff in front of friends, family, coworkers, strangers, and tourists. We set it up, cart all the gear, tip people, make sure the show runs on time - you just concentrate on having fun.
The pinnacle of our year is a celebration of our little scene, a battle of the bands in which combatants cheer each other on, and a bit of a spectacle (smoke, a lighting designer, video projection, costumes, judges, prizes. This year’s Jammys (our 25th!) happen on 9/21/18 at The Cutting Room - tickets on sale now.
That’s the simplest definition of The Jam. Musicians, their fans and family, and bands, supportive of each other. Camaraderie. Help when you want to start a band or need someone to fill in. A hook-up when you need a guitar set-up on a rush basis, to find rental gear, take lessons, counsel when your band is experiencing dysfunction, contact info for a reasonably-priced pro sax player, event planning (we’re well-connected with a few venues and fine, inexpensive bands (free if it’s for a worthy cause), super-fun corporate team-building exercises (where everyone splits off into different studios to learn a couple of songs, and perform them / hours later), and more. We LOVE to make things happen.
Gear and Instrumentstop of the line guitars, drums, microphones, and amps
Industry Workshopslearn from some of the top minds in the music business, and fellow local New Yorkers...you might even get to jam with them
InstaBand Opportunitiesif you’ve got some chops and are ready to join a band for a season, we pair up players to work some tunes up for an upcoming showcase ...and more
Performance Opportunitieswe host shows throughout the year, and can help you connect with even more opportunities to play and gig professionally through our network
Recording & Rehearsal Suitesour rehearsal and recording spaces are professionally staffed, equipped, and with an assortment of microphones, amps, effects, and instruments
Gear & Dealswe stock a live shop with all the essentials like strings, picks, cables, and can also help you get discounts on instruments, repairs, and all you need to go on tour
Production Consultingyou and your band are ready to go, and we know just how to go from gig’ing in the city, to touring...from recording demos, to promoting, live production, and beyond, our network has you covered ...and more
The Jam Headquarters
541 Sixth Ave, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011
The Collective School of Music: please visit the 4th floor first to check in
We are located on 14th Street and 6th Avenue, accessible via public transit F/M/L, 1/2/3, N/R/W, 4/5/6 subway trains