Musicians Get It, Together

Don’t play alone!

Music jams keep us all connected, especially during difficult times. Now that the summer heat has passed, join us back in our beautiful Madison Street studio. Most studio jams are now open to ALL singers, players, and abilities to help better adapt to your schedules. Mask up and visit on the days that work best for you, and we’ll adjust the jam theme to the group’s interests. Here are the open jam times:

Mondays – 6pm, Madison Studio, 211 SE Madison St. – RSVP
Wednesdays – 7pm, Madison Studio, 211 SE Madison St.  – RSVP
Thursdays – 7pm, Madison Studio, 211 SE Madison St.  – RSVP
Saturdays – 2-5pm, Madison Studio or Willamette Park based on weather – RSVP

Themed jams

Improvise on Mondays
Create melodic riffs and improvise free from charts and planning as we make it music on the spot. If you know chords on your instrument and can follow basic rhythm, improv creates memorable blends while stretching musical wings alongside others!
Improv Jam 8-10pm, Madison Street Studio, 211 SE Madison St Portland
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Back-to-basics on Wednesdays
If you are new to making music live with others, then the open Wednesday jam is the perfect place to answer basic questions about what and how to play together. Also learn the basics of reading our easy song charts in the bsteele Music App library (requires a name and no password) with nearly 1400 songs to sing and play! 
7-9:30pm, Madison Street Studio, 211 SE Madison St Portland
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Social jams on Saturdays
The Saturday jams aim to keep your groove going with simple classic songs that work for the level of everyone in the group. Everybody is invited to participate, as best they can, in a casual setting.

Be sure to check the meetup page or website on the morning of the jam, as we will move to the Madison studio if the weather is too cold or rainy. If the weather is fair, we’ll be at Willamette Park. Be sure to drive to the far back parking lot near the turnaround. The lot is Pay to Park, $1/hour. 
2-5pm, Willamette Park in fair weather, otherwise Madison Street Studio at 211 SE Madison Street, Portland OR
Willamette Park – Click here for the Google map location
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Updated mask requirements

As of July 27, the Oregon Health Authority recommends masks in all indoor public spaces, so we now require masks in the studio regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Community Jams Studio location:
(inside East Creative Collective building)
211 SE Madison St – Suite 23
Portland, OR 97214
Exterior doors are kept locked, so please ring the door chime at the Madison Street entrance so we can let you in.

Thank you supporters! 

We really appreciate your ongoing donations, particularly through recurring options like those offered on PayPal. Also, every time you shop online, be sure to use AmazonSmile which automatically donates .5% of your purchases to the charity you select. 

Most of all, join us to play and share music, reach out to others in the community with music, and always have fun!

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