What’s a Chamber Jam?
A chamber jam is like a classical “open mic” without the mic. Pro or amateur, teacher or student – all are welcome! Bring your instrument and play when you are ready! (If you want to coordinate with other musicians beforehand, join our google group).
The players at a chamber jam cover an unpredictable range of music. We’ve hosted early music played on period instruments, baroque, classical, romantic and modern, all the way to 21st century pieces with electronics and looping or backing tracks. Instruments range from string quartets to saxophones, from oboes to opera singers. You’ll also hear plenty of new pieces by emerging local composers.
Classical Revolution PDX is not an ensemble – it’s a community, and the chamber jams are the heart of that community! Many freelancing independent musicians who join us at jams will also get spots in paid showcases, and it’s a great place to network and find audiences who might not find you otherwise. Come prepared, or just get a group to sight-read a piece. The only rules: no shushing, and have fun!
We hope you will join Classical Revolution PDX at a chamber jam soon. We will post the specific dates and times of our chamber jams on our home page, on Facebook, and on our Google Group.
Our chamber jams are back at our old home at the Waypost!
Chamber Jams will be the 2nd Sunday of every month at 4:30 – 7 pm (Note that this is a change from the previous third Sunday, effective April 2019)
The Waypost is at 3120 North Williams Ave.
photographs by Gary Stallworth