GiggingFor 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.
Play-It-ForwardThe 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.
- 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
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.
Fender Strat (maple board), Epiphone Les Paul, Squire Strat (rosewood board), Music Man Silhouette Special), Squire Avril Lavigne Telecaster), more.
Ibanez ATK 5 string, Squire Jazz Bass, Ibanez Roadstar II, Soundgear SR400, Squire Broco (short-scale)
CryBaby Classic Wah, DOD OctoPlus, Ernie Ball Volume Pedal, Zoom Mr. Scary multi-effects, Tech 21 Double Drive, and more
Congas, bongos, djembes, tambourines, timbales, shakers, more
Picks, sticks, earplugs, tuners, capos, slides, Planet Waves Custom Cables
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!