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Art of Jam


| Suncoast Post Staff |

Local acoustic musicians, singers and music lovers are invited to “Art of the Jam: What’s It All About?” Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6-9 p.m. at Fogartyville.

The free gathering includes a showcase of local music jammers, who will demonstrate jazz and blues, Celtic, old-time dance tunes, song classics, and folk songs and provide open jam etiquette tips. Their presentation will be followed by a relaxed, communal sharing of tunes and stories.

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments (fiddles, guitars, ukuleles, accordions, etc.), questions and frustrations, and curiosity to learn what the local traditions have been, what is available now, and how each jam forms its own cultural community. 

But an instrument is not required. All music lovers, regardless of age, ability, or experience, are welcome to tap their feet, dance, and sing along.

The jam environment fosters confidence, deep learning, the formation of supportive friendships, and a shared love of making music.

Participating jammers include Jim Glover and friends of the former Sarasota Folk Club, Jazz Jam SRQ, Sarasota Strummers Ukulele Meetup, Tampa Friends of Old Time Dance, and Tampa Bay Contra Dancing.


The Nov. 9 gathering is meant as a primer for Fogartyville’s new family-friendly and free Trad-Roots Jam series, which will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month beginning Dec. 3.

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center is located at 525 Kumquat Court. Audiences should enter from the alleyway.

For more information and to register for the Nov. 9 “Art of the Jam: What’s It All About?” event, visit WSLR Fogartyville or call 941-894-6469.

Direct link to the registration form is here

Photo from Fogartyville

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