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Welcome! Community Jams is the nonprofit development of Portland Casual Jams, a network of 4700+ local musicians on Meetup.com. We connect musicians of all abilities in order to build community, compassion, and harmony by playing live music together. Our studio is centrally located at 211 SE Madison St in Portland, OR. Please schedule a visit with us through Meetup.com.

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Join us on Discord

Discord is a popular instant messaging platform that helps us communicate and collaborate quickly about music projects, including our Saturday Seasoned Sessions. Please use this invitation link to get started, downloading the free app on your computer and phone. Send us a hello when you get on! https://discord.gg/UdUSxguvkd

Follow our events on Meetup – under ‘Portland Casual Jams’

Monday Open Access Time: Ask questions and discuss issues about jams and music at our Madison Street Studio from 5-6pm, every other Monday RSVP

Monday Studio Jam: Sing or play familiar songs with supportive collaborators at our Madison Street Studio from 6-8pm. RSVP

Monday Improv Jam: Explore a fun, different way of playing live, enjoying the fluidity of improvisation. At our Madison Street Studio from 8-9:30pm. RSVP

Wednesday Open Access Time: Ask questions and discuss music at our Madison Street Studio from 6-7pm, every other Wednesday RSVP

Wednesday Newcomer/Explorer Jam: New to jams or exploring singing or new instruments? Relax with familiar, easy-to-play songs at our Madison Street Studio from 7-9:30pm. RSVP

Thursday Studio Jam: Sing or play familiar songs with supportive collaborators at our Madison Street Studio from 7-9:30pm. RSVP

Friday Acoustic Circle Jam (monthly): Guest host Jonathan helps musicians relax with folk, country, bluegrass, and old time tunes. Visit the Madison Street Studio from 7-9:30pm. RSVP

Saturday Newcomer/Explorer Jam: New to jams or exploring singing or new instruments? Relax with familiar, easy-to-play songs at our Madison Street Studio from 1-4:00pm. RSVP

(Bi-monthly) Sunday Jam Lab: Guest host Mike teaches concepts to help the group collaborate more deeply on songs and sound more like a band. Attendance is limited at our Madison Street Studio from 1-3:30pm twice a month. RSVP

(Monthly) First Fridays: Singers are welcome to join a few of our backing musicians in a ‘live karaoke’ jam with familiar songs at the Community Jams studio from 6-8:30pm. Sing and browse artists work in and around our building in this monthly event. RSVP

Get involved

Can you help us with time and expertise? We are looking for support with grant-writing, promotion, and event organization. Drop us at note at play@communityjams.org

Interested in making song charts for the bsteele Music App? ‘Fireside charts’ are being scheduled monthly, so send us an email at play@communityjams.org if you are interested. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our musician, Board member, and Technology Director Robert Steele, bsteele Music App is free and available on web browsers. Bookmark the app and jam!

Keep our doors open

We rely entirely on your donations to keep things running. Please consider a $15-$20 one-time donation or, better yet, recurring donations on PayPal or Patreon to help us cover the costs of operating our studio.

Visit our studio

Our studio space is located at 211 SE Madison St inside the East Creative Collective, a centrally-located studio and gallery for artists.

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Volunteer

Would you like to volunteer to help connect musicians through live music? We're looking for a few folks that are interested in helping with marketing, website management, and social media. Email play@communityjams.org to get involved!