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Ed Layman Kind Of Blu Jam

When:

Wed Nov 21 2012, 9:30pm–1:00am
Wed Nov 28 2012, 9:30pm–1:00am
Wed Dec 12 2012, 9:30pm–1:00am
Wed Dec 19 2012, 9:30pm–1:00am
Wed Dec 26 2012, 9:30pm–1:00am

Where: Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, Rochor-Kampong Glam, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: ANUJ Blu Jaz

The second through the last Wednesday of every month, we are reviving the Mega Jam Session concept in Singapore, and specifically at Blu Jaz Cafe! Everybody knows Blu Jaz is noted for it's Kick Ass Music and it's life saving prices.

Now you can come and get personally invo...lved in this Soul Drenching Experience! Whether performing or just kickin' back and digin' some great music,drinking {hopefully} a lot of thirst quenching drinks and partying till the break of dawn! Well almost! Anyway, come on down and roll right over the hump night with us! And, by the way,everyone is invited and all music goes!

Love Peace and see you there.

Eddie Layman-Drums
Christy Smith -Bass
Wei xiang-Piano

And You!

A jam session is a musical act where musicians play (i.e. "jam") by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. Jam sessions are often used by musicians to develop new material, find suitable arrangements, or simply as a social gathering and communal practice session. Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational. Jam sessions can range from very loose gatherings of amateurs to sophisticated improvised recording sessions intended to be edited and released to the public.

Jazz
The New York scene during World War II was famous for its after-hours jam sessions. One of the most famous was the regular after-hours jam at Minton's Playhouse in New York City that ran in the 1940s and early 1950s. The jam sessions at Minton's were a fertile meeting place and proving ground for both established soloists like Ben Webster and Lester Young, and the younger jazz musicians who would soon become leading exponents of the bebop movement, including Thelonious Monk (Minton's house pianist), Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. The Minton's jams were legendary for their highly competitive "cutting contests", in which soloists would try to keep up with the house band and outdo each other in improvisation skill.