October 20, 2021 – October 20, 2021
5126 VT Route 14
Bring a vaccine ID or a mask.
Our next Interplay jam is coming up Wednesday, October 20, at 6:30 at Seven Stars Arts Center, 5126 Vermont Route 14, Sharon, VT 05065.
The Center has a baby grand piano, plenty of room and plenty of seats. There’s a short flight of steps — a lot shorter climb than the Briggs. Wheelchair access: Park in the back and enter through the lower level.
Seven Stars is the tall white building with the bright yellow doors, a short ways up from I-89, Exit 2 on the right.
If you’d like to bring a snack to share, please bring something that can be scooped out of a bowl into a cup with a spoon. Please bring plastic cups and spoons. Examples: M&M’s; crackers, whatever. Finger food, not so good.
The next jazz jam after this will be November 18 in Norwich.
As usual, attendance at these monthly Interplay Jazz Jam Sessions is free and open to everyone. Audience members are encouraged to attend and enjoy!
Interplay’s jam sessions are a social gathering and a communal practice session. All instrumentalists and singers, please bring 6-8 copies of the sheet music of the songs you want to play with the group.
Starting at 6:30 PM, we encourage instrumentalists to participate in free flow tunes to develop new material (music) and play together. Continuing at 7:30, singers are encouraged to join in. Bring well-known jazz standards, popular songs or an original tune in your key to play with the instrumentalists, creating arrangements and improvisation in real time! Jam session ends at 9:30 PM.
People often ask, “What is a jam session?” A jam session is a relatively informal musical event at which musicians, typically instrumentalists, play improvised solos and vamp on tunes, songs and chord progressions. To “jam” is to improvise music without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements, except for when the group is playing well- known jazz standards or covers of existing popular songs.