16th March 2020: We have taken the decision to stop all Jams until further notice
We will not be running a Stan's Blues Jamboree at Swanage Blues Festival in October 2021 _________________________
Stan's Blues Jamboree at Swanage Blues Festival
Stan's Blues Jamboree had an exhilarating afternoon at Swanage Blues Festival on Saturday 7th March 2020 where 54 individual musicians performed during the 6 hour event. Our thanks to the Jammers, the Showcase Bands: The Paprika Blues Band, Groove Bakers & Haney's Big House for their performances and the audience for their continued support. Thanks to Elmo and Swanage RBL, our friends for helping us with the gear.... and, of course, to Steve Darrington and Swanage Blues Festival for organising the whole weekend.
For anyone not quite sure what was going on....The blues jams are unrehearsed improvisations over the 12 blues structure, and its variations, performed by musicians who may not have met each other before. Some musicians will have played together at local blues jams, or at previous festival jams. Some may be in bands together. The line-ups for the jams are put together by the organisers and the jammers sort out what they are going to perform within the 12 bar blues structure. Not knowing quite how any song is going to turn out is all part of the fun!
The Showcase Bands are pre-booked and (hopefully) rehearsed performances from bands across the country.