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  • February 4th & 11th Jams - NEW FORMAT!

    Joel Jacques posted on February 11, 2015 18:06

    I want to share with you some of the exciting changes that will be happening with the Slow Jam starting in February.


    1. More tables and more chairs!

    2. An additional jam night with me on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

    3. Projector and large screen installed. View of screens from all seats in the room.

    4. Paper copies have been honorably retired for the 1st and 2nd week jams.

    5. Cover charge only charged at the door until 8pm.

    6. New opportunities to get involved with various aspects of the evening.  Contact Jess @ jessdare@gmail.com


    New format for the 1st and 2nd Wednesday jams.

    In the spirit of new beginnings, I’m going to be altering the format to both of the jams I will be leading. We will still be playing and singing from 7:00 to 10:00, it will just flow as follows:


    First Set from 7:00 - 8:15:

    You know the format of the Slow Jam? Well, this part of the night will feel very similar. The first set of the evening will continue to be a 'directed' and 'skills development' type of experience. I will break down rhythms for each song; introduce riffs; and when necessary, choose slower tempos to make it easier for us to put all the pieces together.  This is also where we'll take on larger group projects, such as melodic instrumental pieces or rehearsing arrangements for future flash mobs.


    Second Set from 8:45 - 10:00:  

    After a slightly longer break, the second set of the evening will become a hybrid in the following way: We will combine the open mic with the regular jam. Any of the 600+ songs in the BUG library can be called up to the screen with a just a few clicks. You’ll be encouraged to choose a song from the library to lead or come up and perform a song 'à la open mic'. Should we not have enough participants leading or performing songs, I’ll keep the music flowing.


    COST:  $5 for the evening   $10 per family.   Cover Charge only charged until 8pm.

    TIME: Singing goes from 7 until 10 BUT COME EARLY - anytime after 5:30 for dinner/drinks/snacks, ukulele noodling and camaraderie!

    WHERE:  The Clocktower Brew Pub, lower level, 575 Bank St, Ottawa


    For those of you interested in more details about the new elements to the jam, please read this post.

    See you there!

    Joel Jacques

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