Private home, hosted by Sabrina Brown & Fred Haas
Jam sessions are free and open to everyone to participate or just listen.
Jam session participation starts for instrumentalists at 6:30 PM.
Vocalists are invited to join in at 7:30 PM.
Jam session ends at 9:30 PM.
You are invited to bring an offering of food or drink to share if you’d like. Not necessary!
Interplay has been hosting Jam Sessions at varies locations for the past 10 years in the Upper Valley of VT & NH on the Third Thursday of each month. Interplay’s jam sessions are used as a social gatherings and communal practice session. People often ask, “What is a jam session?” A jam session is a relatively informal musical event, process, or activity where 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.”
We are launching a new format this year.
Starting the jam session at 6:30 PM, we encourage instrumentalists to participate in a free flow session to develop new material (music) and play together. The instrumental jam may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational.
Continuing at 7:30 PM, vocalists are encouraged to bring well known jazz standards, popular songs or an original tune in their key to play with the instrumentalists, creating arrangements and improvisation in real time!