|What are Jammers and Jamming?|
are musicians who jam together. A term derived in approximately 1920
for those musicians, both black and white, who for no other reason than
the love of their kind of music; usually jazz, got together after their
evenings gig for the purpose of playing improvised or unrehearsed music
(jamming). Together they keep their musical talents of ear, mind
and body in tune. Each musician would get their playing time within the
Jam to solo and work out these new improvised sounds or riffs that are
in their mind or some may have been put to paper with or without an
In a jam set, as well as a scheduled organized performance of Jazz or Swing music, the musicians are free to lend their own interpretation to the music by improvising on the melody.
May be a Jammer if —
You coulda' been a pro musician
You think you shoulda' been a pro musician instead.
You regret having taken that day job.
You have a melody trapped inside your body that must get out.
A Jam Set
|Ed Ransford||Margie Palmer||John Slais||Bob Gaston||Dave Norman||Diz Mullins|
|Danny Bergen||Seth Oster||Rob Correll||Mark Pallock||Marcell Hernandez||Lenny LaCriox|
|Susan LaCriox||George Cole||Buzz Maddox|| Adrian
(on the right, After Jazz Camp)
|Kurt Nicewander||Tom Weaver|
|James Morgan||Hector Martin||Mel Albert|| Freda Ramey
|| David Guinn
|| Fred Stapp
|Vivien Mason||Ed Weiss||Coop Cooper