STAN'S BLUES JAM
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There are Facebook Pages for each of the Jams where events are posted, also photos of the Jams, and a Facebook Group which covers all Stan's Blues Jams.
Jam at The Thomas Tripp
Stan's Blues Jam at The Coach and Horses
Jam at The Owl's Nest
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Stan's Blues Jams take place at various venues in the Poole to Southampton area. Running since January 2009, the jams attract musicians from all over the South of England, and often further afield.
The jams are run on a basis that is as fair as possible - there is no houseband and the jams will start at precisely 8.30pm every time, with each line-up playing 2 songs.
Bands are made up from the
musicians who register when they arrive - the bands are put together,
not entirely randomly, by the organisers.
It is not an open mic event, it's a Jam.
The jam caters for musicians of all ages from 9 to 78 (so far),and as long as you can play a 12 bar blues, are a competent player and can follow guidelines (see Jamming Etiquette below...) you'll fit right in.
Jammers range from talented
school age players, students, people taking their first steps to playing
in public, band members from the local pub circuits across the South,
and full-time musicians playing the national and international stages.
In fact, anyone who enjoys playing music in their free time. They meet
up for a natter, make contacts with deps, buy & sell gear, find new
band members - and get to play a few blues tunes, using the blues structure
as a common language..….with the added bonus of not having to lug
all their gear in.
All equipment is provided -
PA, amps, drum kit, keyboard - apart from your personal instruments so
bring your guitar, bass, sax, harmonica, drum sticks etc.
The jams are a great networking opportunity and the bring and buy is an excellent example of this. Jammers can bring any excess musical equipment that they wish to sell on. (see Bring and Buy)
Keep in touch! - Jammers can receive a reminder of the next jam by email in "The Blues Jammers Chronicles". Just send your request to join the emailing list through the link above.
There are Facebook Pages for each of the jams where events are posted, also photos of the jams, and a Facebook Group which covers all Stan's Blues Jams.
Blues Festival takes place on the first weekend of March and October each
year with more than 60 live blues gigs in some 15 different venues around
the town all superbly organised by Steve Darrington.
info and videos of the Jams and Showcase Bands see the Jamboree page ....
You can find details of our
other music projects on