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Jam Portland, Oregon USA ROCK HARD

The Renegade Rock Jam I have jammed at a lot of clubs around the world, but this was my very first Metal and Grunge Rock jam. Although they have 2 jam nights (both Blues Mix and Metal), I only had the time to attend the Metal Bash and it was a high energy jam with […]

Jam Portland, Oregon USA DUFF’S GARAGE

With all the clubs for jammers in Portland, Oregon, I think Duff’s has always been a bit more Upscale in patrons and talent. They have regular concerts with touring musicians that are prominent in their genre and being such a quaint place, you always have the opportunity to meet them famous folk after the show. […]

Jam Portland, Oregon USA MONTAVILLA STATION

It seems this jam has been going on for years and years…just like the Host ASHBOLT, he never ages! I have met, played and partied with some of the best talent in Portland and from everywhere around the USA and even a few from overseas. Montavilla Station is in the Montavilla area, one of Portland’s hoods […]

OREGON USA Observations

Oregon’s landscape is dense evergreen and deciduous forests and colorful plethora of wild edible berries, mushrooms and other natural herbs. The majestic volcano-studded Cascade Range is on one side and the high desert prairie and meadows of the Great Basin on the other side. At 11,249 feet (3,429 m), the ‘very visible from a distance’ Mount Hood […]

Jam Jacksonville, Oregon USA, J VILLE TAVERN!

J VILLE TAVERN ~ JACKSONVILLE, OREGON Located in one of Oregon’s quaint old-fashioned country towns is where you’ll find J Ville Tavern. Between the forest and the surrounding mountains, you’ll find this lovely part of Oregon that every traveler should see…if you want a feel for them good ol’days in American History. Nice Jam host, nice working […]

An Anthology of “The Dance” – Laughable Story of Da...

An Anthology of “The Dance”or, Who Are All Those People on the Dance Floor? Having attended, participated in and played for, many a dance inspired concert, it seems that there are a set number of dance styles that emerge, time after time, at these events. Yes…we often see the same people at different events…but, if […]

Jam Zagreb, Croatia, ROUTE 66

ROUTE 66 ~ ZAGREB, CROATIA Centrally located in the heart of Beautiful Zagreb is the ROUTE 66 where you’ll find a nice big outdoor patio with trees and the inside bar area and an additional area with a stage and extra seating. I attended a sweet acoustic jam that had good attendance and accomplished musicians […]

JAM Itami, Japan, THE STAGE

THE STAGE  ~  ITAMI, JAPAN  Like all Japanese ways, even their Jam Sessions have a twist. This Jam was geared more towards Jazz players, house band being Jazz musicians, and each jammer does one song and then the next Jammer is asked up. There is a roll sheet each player fills out and each jammer provides sheet […]

JAM Singapore, THE BARBER SHOP

THE BARBER SHOP  ~  SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE The Barber Shop is in a very nice location in-between Little India area and Chinatown Area and easy by taxi. Wonderful staff and Open Mic Jam Host and Jam Session House Band and Jam Host were super folks….a must do if you can come to Singapore. There is a menu […]

JAM Bali, JAZZ BAR AND GRILLE

JAZZ BAR AND GRILLE  ~  SANUR, BALI, INDONESIA JAZZ BAR OF SANUR is a great place for a jam with a 2 story venue! Nice sound, right off the main road into Sanur and super staff. House band was really talented and kind and GREAT DYNAMICS and knew how to show case another musician…highly recommend when in […]

Lumberjack Mosquitos – Laughable Story of Rhythm

Being a night owl has it’s comical perks. Sometimes on the rare occasion you get a giant stomach crumpling belly laugh that makes you buckle over and sends you into a flowing river of laughing tears! Last night was one of those *rare* occasions! The night got Ripe pretty quickly on! But man what a killer view […]

JAM Padova, Italy ZU-BAR CAFE

ZU-BAR CAFE  ~  PADOVA, ITALY This is a nice place tucked behind some large buildings in a nice quiet location with a BIG courtyard and nice size patio. It has 3 sections that you can access and the jam is in the middle area. I imagine the summer would be wonderful in the patio sunshine. […]

JAM Split, Croatia, KAVANA OVCICE

SPLIT, CROATIA  ~  KAVANA OVCICE I LOVE KAVANA OVCICE!!! It’s so cooool when you find an unexpected jam in an awesome location full of incredibly talented musicians! This Cafe and Bar sits right on the Adriatic Sea and has the perfect outdoor patio and venue on those warm summer nights. Inside is one mid-size area with […]

S T A G E *fright* – Laughable Story of Jams

So…you practiced and practiced…you have your best 2 songs down pat…and your ready to hit that Wednesday night jam (the one two towns away from your little casa). Taking a little time off work to get home early and jump in the shower, don your grooviest duds (not overdoing it mind you), gather your equipment…and […]

Jam up and Jelly Tight – A Jam Story

JAM UP…Jelly Tight… So you’ve never been to a Jam before? Thinking of hitting one up? One of the observations that I’ve noticed in my many forays into the “jam world” is that you seem to find the same cast of characters just about everywhere you go. I think you will too! CAVEAT: This list […]