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 …

Flurry of Notes – June 2018

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NEWS This week, The Jam presents another thrilling Showcase at The Red Lion (at the corner of Bleecker and Thompson), some personal ads, a musing on the future of guitar-based Rock (and its potential Savior), Ed Howe returns to lead an ‘80s-centric InstantBand, a revamped Playlist, and The Art Of The Get-Together. Ooh, and tickets for The 2018 Jammy Awards …

Flurry of Notes – May 2018

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NEWS This week, The Jam presents another thrilling Showcase at The Red Lion (at the corner of Bleecker and Thompson), new bands are forming (and some established bands are RE-forming), a new R&B-flavored workshop is on tap, and we say farewell to Bob Dorough, who passed away at the age of 94 this past week. Oh, and some happy news …

A Flurry of Notes – January 2018

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This week, we serve up the first Showcase of 2018, fill out our next InstantBand, create a more flexible Playlist (at a slightly earlier time!), and bend your ear with a little Advice. ENTERTAINMENT Join us this Thursday (1/11) at The Red Lion (Bleecker and Thompson) for our first Showcase of 2018, featuring tunes by The Band and some Blues …

Last Jam of 2017

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The Last Jam of 2017! As the next two Saturdays fall uncomfortably close to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, we’ll have one final end-of-the-year combo jam session tomorrow (12/16). It’ll be a special one-off, three hour, all-inclusive, all-ages party under the leadership of Jimmy Fontanez, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at The Jam (541 Sixth Ave, inside The Collective). …