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Jam Makers

Kingston's Freeware for Musicians!

     Jam Makers, an original Jaywalker column, premiered in our November 2003 issue. Our idea was that if locally created riffs were accessible, and in full notation, musicians of Kingston could be warmed up for impromptu jam sessions - now, or even years from now.

     You see, years from now, our grade school students will have entered the world, and many of these students will have taken music lessons both privately, and in our public school system. Our hope is that this column eventually finds itself a part of local band practices; and further, we dream of hearing a medley of Kingston riffs played both on stage and in schools.


This excerpt, from James Wannamaker's "Cheque Please" launched Jam Makers.


     This portable Kingston sound has many possibilities. The first step, naturally, is to get it written down. Since not all musicians write notation, we have arranged to offer assistance. We've also   begun to accept submissions of tablature.

     The second step is to get it into print. And do it right. We inadvertently printed a bit that didn't resolve itself in January, and are now much more on our toes (with apologies to Dan Topolinsky).

     The third step is to get people reading and playing these notations. Whether at home or school, on stage or busking, pick up an instrument, and let everyone hear the sound of your city!



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