The 2019 Jammy Awards

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW Click Here to get advanced tickets to the Jammy Awards 2019 THE STORY Once a year, we pull out all the stops to honor the talent and hard work of the best recreational musicians in New York City – and celebrate a unique scene. Costumes, prizes, judges, killer lights and sound, hot food and cool giveaways, haze …

A Flurry of Notes – May 2 2019

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NEWS In this week’s edition: A Red Lion Showcase, the Joy Of Studio, some Advice for keeping things interesting, and a F(ourp)eat Of Strength. ENTERTAINMENT Tonight (Thursday 5/2) we present a Showcase at Red Lion featuring performances by Allman Brothers Band tribute THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER (Lou Clark, Joe Fortine, Jeff Hennefeld, Ed Howe, Jim Jeffery, Dave Kaminsky, David …

Flurry of Notes – Feb 6 2019

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News This Thursday (2/7) we present our monthly Red Lion Showcase, featuring (with the lineups of new and recently-reconstituted bands indicated parenthetically) the eclectic sounds of HIGH THREAD COUNT (Steve Beasley, Michael Cano, Robert John Cook, Dan Fusco, Bob Donigan, John Putnam), the jazzy-funk pyrotechnics of COLD FUJON, Eric Clapton tribute SLOWHAND (this time: Jimmy Fontanez, Joe Fortine, Dan Fusco, …

Flurry of Notes – Jan 7 2019

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NEWS This Thursday (1/10) we present our first Showcase of 2019, featuring the alt-classic sounds of FUNGIBLE (Amy Griffin, Carlos Cabrales, Tony Novarro, Judd McArthur, Gregg Raybin), the hard-rockin’ CRANK CASE, Steely Dan devotees NO STATIC, modernist/reconstructionist FIRE SIGNS, Beatlemaniacs/classicists NO MERSEY, and Rolling Stones homage THE ROLLING BONES. EDITORIAL I’d rather catch a band of modestly-talented but well-prepared individuals …

Flurry of Notes – Dec 6 2018

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NEWS It’s been awhile since we hollered, so we’ve got a lot for ya: TWO Showcases, a new InstaBand, a ton of advice, and one last Saturday Jam Session for 2018. ENTERTAINMENT Our final Showcases of the year happen this week and next at The Red Lion in the heart of the Village. This Friday (12/7), it’s a night of …

Flurry of Notes – Sep 28 2018

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NEWS The 2018 Jammy Awards at The Cutting Room (9/21) happened a week ago, and we’ve almost fully recovered:) More than 400 people enjoyed the sights and sounds of ten bands playing their hearts out, with new elements (background videos, an aerialist) added to make our silver anniversary event extra special. Of course, the bands raised the bar as well …

Flurry of Notes – Sep 11 2018

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NEWS The 25th Annual Jammy Awards are just a week and a half away, and 10 of our finest bands are busy rehearsing, tweaking the perfect 25 minute set, and discussing wardrobe and choreography (ok, probably not). Trophies and prizes are piling up in our office, and we’re nailing down countless details of between-band entertainment, lighting design, photography, video, judges, …

Flurry of Notes – Sep 3 2018

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NEWS It is with profound sadness that we learned this weekend of the sudden passing of Jeff Mucciolo – known around these parts as a drummer and percussionist extraordinaire, veteran of countless superlative projects, multiple Jammy Award-winner. But putting all that (considerable) talent aside, he was and will forever remain in our our hearts, above all else: A Great Guy. …

Flurry of Notes – Jul 30 2018

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NEWS Historically speaking, our August Red Lion show tends to be very popular, and I’m not sure why – perhaps it is a “last hurrah” before vacation time or the kids come home from camp or the start of school? Whatever the reason, it’s a good time for a party, with several new bands, new faces, and new musical directions. …

Flurry of Notes – July 2018

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NEWS Join us again this week for another episode in our epically long-running (since the ‘90s!) showcase series at the Red Lion in the heart of the Village. This month’s party features a Jam premiere, several bands with new lineups, and a blast from the past. We will be adding more workshops soon – if you’d like to find out …