Mike Tremblay Mentored Jam a Success
A happy crowd of sixteen musicians gathered at Festival House on May 1 for a Jazzworks mentored jam session. Saxophonist and jazz teacher extraordinaire Mike Tremblay shepherded the flock masterfully, offering helpful feedback to all the participants. A nice balance of instruments and singers, horn and rhythm players, ensured that everyone had a chance to strut their stuff.
The mentored jams offer an opportunity for novice and experienced jammers not only to have fun playing, but also to benefit from the advice of seasoned, professional jazz musicians. The welcoming informal atmosphere encourages jammers to leave their fears at the door, and to experiment with new approaches to playing.
This was the final Jazzworks mentored jam session of the season. Regular (unmentored) jam sessions will continue on the third Friday of every month at the Georgetown Pub. That is except for August, when we will all be at Jazzcamp! The Sunday afternoon mentored sessions will resume in the fall.
Submitted by Mark Fried