The Jam is a time-honored tradition in which musicians gather as a community to make music together.
At 317 Main we offer faculty-led acoustic jams that are open to all instruments and all levels of play. No egos allowed — you will be comfortable, supported and engaged by the 317 Main jam community.
These well-run sessions are offered on a drop-in basis — just show up with your instrument and your $5.00 fee, and get ready to experience the joy of improvised play.
Jams do not meet during the months of July and August.
317 Main Contra Dance Repertoire Jam
Monday, 7:30-9:00pm/$5 drop-in fee/Led by Maggie Robinson
The 317 Main Contra Dance Repertoire Jam provides a great opportunity for new and experienced musicians to learn, play and enjoy the contra dance repertoire together. The group will play a mixture of standard contra tunes – mainly reels, jigs and waltzes. Players of all instruments welcome. We generally start a tune by learning it slowly, with music and chord charts available. We then put the tunes together in a set and work them up to dance speed.
(Drop-in Fee $5.00)
Led by Steve Roy
Calling all bluegrassers! Open to players at all levels – guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, bass, singers – join Steve as he calls the tunes, posts the charts, and leads the group (at a manageable speed) through the great repertoire of tunes and songs from the bluegrass tradition.
Let’s Jam! with Carter Logan (All instruments/Ages 8-teen) FREE!
Friday, 4:00-5:00pm Taught by Carter Logan
This is a group playing opportunity, FREE for all registered 317 students, age 8 through teen. With a focus on FUN, Carter Logan will lead the group as they learn a wide variety of tunes and songs from folk to pop, singer/songwriter to classic rock. This group is open to all young musicians who can play at least one song all the way through and are ready to embark on one of the life’s most rewarding pastimes – making music with friends.
Is there an instrument or a genre you’re interested in but isn’t listed? Use our Contact Form to email Chris Moore, Director of Music Education with your questions and suggestions.