Michael McEwan Interviews Chris and Lynn from The Jam Project
The Jam Project is about creating regular high quality ‘music jam sessions’ with music teachers for groups of young people aged 15-21 with disabilities, additional support needs, young carers and who are disengaged from main stream education. The Jam Project was an ongoing music making course over six months. The workshops guided young people through creating music, recording and finally performing at a live gig for friends and family. Guided by music tutors and young volunteers each attendee worked through the full process of creating a contemporary songs, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering and finally promoting their music with a live performance. Each workshop was divided into bands who rotated round learning different areas of music; music production, guitar & bass, drums & percussion, vocals and piano. Once each group had introductory jam sessions they chose which songs they wished record and then formed bands to create their songs and sets for recording and live performance. Finally both workshops performed their music to friends and family at music venues The Stand and the Garage.