STAN'S BLUES JAM
16th March 2020:
We have taken the decision to stop Stan's Blues Jams at all venues until further notice.
Stan & Helen
Jam at The Platform Tavern
|Stan's Blues Jamboree Swanage|
Click on the links above to go to each Jam's video page...
About us and what we do...
Stan's Blues Jams started in January 2009 with our first jam venue in Bournemouth and subsequently other venues across the Poole to Southampton area.
They give individuals the opportunity to perform within the blues genre, improving the understanding of the blues and helping to keep the blues alive with live performance and entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
equipment is provided - PA, amps, drum kit, keyboard - apart from your
personal instruments so bring your guitar, bass, sax, harmonica, drum
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.