Jam NYC

Membership Perks

Gigging

For about half of our members, nothing beats the thrill of playing live. And that thrill is enhanced when someone else rents the van, procures the backline gear, does all the heavy lifting, takes care of the soundman and doorpeople, keeps everything on schedule, and provides all the amenities (guitar stands, extra cables, a spare amp) that make gigging as worry-free as humanly possible - so that you're free to concentrate on having fun.
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Play-It-Forward

The Jam NYC proudly supports a number of events and organizations that create opportunities for visually-impaired musicians (Visionary Media), promote recreational music-making (The Human Karaoke Experience), restore funding to public school arts programs (Taste of Tribeca Festival), put instruments in the hands of schoolkids who couldn't otherwise afford them (Little Kids Rock). We believe that the more people that are making music and art, the better the world will be. And we put this belief into action.

Discounts

  • Reduced-price open jam sessions (33-40% discount)
  • Free admission to all Jam events (including The Jammy Awards)
  • Free registration AND 20% off lessons and masterclasses at The Collective School of Music
  • VIP discount at Guitar Center Manhattan
  • 10% off voice lessons from Liz Caplan

Networking

Few things make us happier than finding playing situations for our members.

Whether it's a casual twice-monthly jazz get-together or a full-blown Kiss tribute (in makeup), we'll do our best to make it happen, through postings on our website and in our weekly email Bulletin, database searches, and good old-fashioned personal matchmaking.

By attending our showcase events, you'll meet lots of interesting people and become part of the scene. Members NEVER pay to attend our gigs.

House Gear

Guitars

Fender Strat (maple board), Epiphone Les Paul, Squire Strat (rosewood board), Music Man Silhouette Special), Squire Avril Lavigne Telecaster), more.

Basses

Ibanez ATK 5 string, Squire Jazz Bass, Ibanez Roadstar II, Soundgear SR400, Squire Broco (short-scale)

Effects

CryBaby Classic Wah, DOD OctoPlus, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Zoom Mr. Scary multi-effects, Tech 21 Double Drive, and more

Percussion

Congas, bongos, djembes, tambourines, timbales, shakers, more

Other

Picks, sticks, earplugs, tuners, capos, slides, Planet Waves Custom Cables

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Why Join

The Jam is for the music aficionado and the career professional with an itch to live out some of their favorite tunes.

If you answer YES to at least one of the following, then you should join ASAP!

I was in a band

I was in a band in high school or college - until career / family / life took over

Yes, You Should Join

don't let life stand in the way -- pick up that instrument, and get back at it!

JOIN NOW

Break from Work

I'm a pro / semi-pro musician, but I just wanna have fun

Yes, You Should Join

girls aren't the only ones who just 'wanna have fun', so come join on a jam, start your own, or just rent a room for yourself

JOIN NOW

My dog likes me

I've been strumming my guitar only for the benefit of my dog

Yes, You Should Join

your pets have great tastes ... they would definitely want you to join The Jam

JOIN NOW

Karaoke Hidden Gem

I'm a karaoke star, but want to perform some real tunes with friends live

Yes, You Should Join

you are exactly who we built The Jam for! There's no time like the present

JOIN NOW

NEED GROUPIES

I'm looking for other players ready to quit their jobs, get on the bus and go on tour, living on nothing but fast food and dreams

Maybe not

try craigslist ... but by all means ... if you need a place to rehearse, call us

I Sing in the shower

if you can belt it there, you can belt it anywhere

Yes, You Should Join

all that steam is a great warm up, loosens the vocal chords, see, you're already prepping

JOIN NOW

Singer Songwriter

I'm a signer songwriter who'd like to hear what things would sound like with a band

Yes, You Should Join

If you've got some scribbled napkins with tunes or hook ideas, we'll bring out the best notes

JOIN NOW

Ready to Start Making Music?

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