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Posted on 08/10/08 3:06:26 PM
nosaxyet
 

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I'm keen to play with some other musicians and there are three jam sessions within pretty easy reach of where I live in Milton Keynes. Has anyone attended any of these or can you suggest any alternatives please?

Winslow, Bucks Jam session

Woburn, Beds Jam session

Walnut Tress/Blisworth. Northants Jam session

TIA.


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Posted on 08/10/08 7:19:13 PM
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just go down get a feel of the place speak to the person who looks in charge and your away... good luck

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Posted on 08/10/08 7:19:16 PM
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just go down get a feel of the place speak to the person who looks in charge and your away... good luck

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Posted on 12/10/08 8:18:40 PM
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go to them all and see which ones have a nicer feel, which are more welcoming. Also see which ones suit your timetable better.
Another thing to look out for is how popular it is with others, a well established jam session will provide more of a resource than something relatively new. You'll also get links to other musical things from them.

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Posted on 14/10/08 06:21:23 AM
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You don't say if these are Jazz, blues or general open mic jam sessions. Beware of the Blues sessions because, generally speaking, it will be populated by guitarists who seem to go out of their way to always play too loudly! You won't be able to hear yourself!
Some of the people from the BR went to one, like this, in Bishops Stortford. Semiquaver and Bobby G attended once and I went with Bobby G on another occasion. The house band seemed to delight in drowning out the "stranger on the sax". Poor old Bobby nearly collapsed his lungs just trying to hear what he was doing.
I'm sure they're not all like this though!
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Posted on 14/10/08 10:54:09 AM
nosaxyet
 

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Linky wrote:
go to them all and see which ones have a nicer feel, which are more welcoming. Also see which ones suit your timetable better.
Another thing to look out for is how popular it is with others, a well established jam session will provide more of a resource than something relatively new. You'll also get links to other musical things from them.


Thanks for the advice. I went to the Woburn session last week - didn't play - but enjoyed myself.

Hoping to get to the others soon.


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Posted on 14/10/08 12:01:32 PM
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PaulyT wrote:
You don't say if these are Jazz, blues or general open mic jam sessions. Beware of the Blues sessions because, generally speaking, it will be populated by guitarists who seem to go out of their way to always play too loudly! You won't be able to hear yourself!
Some of the people from the BR went to one, like this, in Bishops Stortford. Semiquaver and Bobby G attended once and I went with Bobby G on another occasion. The house band seemed to delight in drowning out the "stranger on the sax". Poor old Bobby nearly collapsed his lungs just trying to hear what he was doing.
I'm sure they're not all like this though!
PaulyT


They are all Jazz sessions but thanks for the warning.

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Posted on 15/10/08 08:28:24 AM
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If you want to do the Walnut Tree at Blisworth, give me a shout - I'm only 20 minutes away - as indeed are pjonah and Taz. Must admit I had no idea they did a jam session there - and I drive past the place most days.

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Posted on 15/10/08 10:01:11 AM
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Hmmmmm... sounds like an excuse to go drinking

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Posted on 15/10/08 5:03:10 PM
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Taz wrote:
Hmmmmm... sounds like an excuse to go drinking


You need an excuse?



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Posted on 15/10/08 5:04:35 PM
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What are you trying to say Sue ?

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Posted on 16/10/08 08:40:55 AM
nosaxyet
 

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dooce wrote:
If you want to do the Walnut Tree at Blisworth, give me a shout - I'm only 20 minutes away - as indeed are pjonah and Taz. Must admit I had no idea they did a jam session there - and I drive past the place most days.


Yeh, I'm up for it next Tuesday (21st) - Jazz session is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. I don't know many 'standards', nor all my scales but what the ......

I'm also hoping to go to the 'roving' Winslow jam session on Wednesday (22nd) though they have yet to set a venue!

I did go to the Woburn session and it was great. I didn't play as I was just about to switch from alto to tenor and I wanted to see what the standard was like first - not bad - one great alto, 2 great tenors. No one as rubbish as me tho

Still, the only way is up! My job is a bit mad and I can be anywhere in the country from one day to the next and so I hope that I can do at least one or two of the four sessions across the three venues each month.

PM me your contact number and we can hook up next Tuesday.

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Posted on 16/10/08 08:42:24 AM
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Taz wrote:
Hmmmmm... sounds like an excuse to go drinking


Pete

PM me you contact number and we can hook up next week.

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Posted on 16/10/08 11:27:21 AM
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[Some of the people from the BR went to one, like this, in Bishops Stortford. Semiquaver and Bobby G attended once... PaulyT
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Posted on 18/10/08 9:58:01 PM
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I'm quite interested in going to the Blisworth jam, possibly not this Tuesday though. Bill, Simon are either of you guys up for it, maybe some of the Northampton members may be too?

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Posted on 24/10/08 9:41:42 PM
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I put some stuff on Myspace (you have to register as a musician so you can upload your own stuff) and someone contacted me to ask if I would jam with them. I was very surprised and very nervous but they are a great bunch and didn't expect me to be some sort of virtuoso. It's fun and there is always someone better than you there who can cover for your mistakes -- should you of course make any!

Do it, do it now.

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nosaxyet wrote:
I'm keen to play with some other musicians and there are three jam sessions within pretty easy reach of where I live in Milton Keynes. Has anyone attended any of these or can you suggest any alternatives please?

Winslow, Bucks Jam session

Woburn, Beds Jam session

Walnut Tress/Blisworth. Northants Jam session

TIA.


The




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Posted on 25/10/08 05:37:10 AM
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The local Addiscombe W.I. are running a "Jam Session" next Tuesday afternoon. What would be the likely benefits from attending?




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Posted on 31/10/08 07:22:53 AM
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O.G.

I think you might get in a sticky mess!!!!

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Posted on 01/11/08 10:05:33 AM
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old git wrote:
The local Addiscombe W.I. are running a "Jam Session" next Tuesday afternoon. What would be the likely benefits from attending?





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Posted on 28/11/08 04:48:30 AM
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Thanks for this thread, Ian. I'm just a couple of miles from Woburn so will check it out next session.

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Posted on 21/12/08 05:57:58 AM
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Went to Woburn last Thurs. Didn't play but may get up the courage in the new year. Seemed like a small and friendly bunch, and some talent there too.

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