Community Jams

is creating Community Live Music Space, Jam Workshops, Music Jam Outreach

6

patrons

$824

per month
For 12 years, Portland Casual Jams have supported groups in the Portland area who play live music and develop their skills in collaborative, inclusive environments with a wide range of abilities. Using Meetup.com, 3500 musicians have connected to weekly and monthly events including unique community jams that offer experiences learning and enjoying how to share live music with others.
The community jams within Portland Casual Jams have become increasingly popular for their ability to transform lives, enhancing physical and mental health as much as building skills and teamwork. People learn together, play together, and develop musical connections forming priceless memories. Volunteers have worked incredibly hard to develop software for jams, organize events, lead groups, educate musicians, and build Portland’s community jams into a remarkable success.
And now our Community Jams are expanding again!
Members have requested more space, better technology, more types of jams and events, more equipment, and more education.   It is also time to share the joy of community jams in Portland with other cities. With its unique approach to music collaboration and supportive technology, Portland Casual Jams has developed as a model for other music-loving communities around the world. In response, a Community Jams has been created to share the joyful experience of community music jams locally and around the world. Some major goals include:
• Provide Studio Space for inclusive live music events
• Develop and manage technology to help groups play, record, and stream live music jams
• Build a collection of donated instruments for community jams
• Develop mobile programs to share community jams in Portland and beyond
• Develop weekly programs for musicians of every age, ability, and walk of life that teach key concepts around playing live music as a group:
– Playing as an informal team
– Playing for performance
– Improvising with live music
– Practicing and recording live group music
– Integrating specific instruments into jams
– Singing with freedom and confidence
– Improving quality of life in physical and emotional ways

Our new monthly studio space is located at
Swaha Studios
1235 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202
https://swahastudios.com/

Help support Community Jams by donating to monthly via Patreon.
Tiers
Media Lover - 'buy the Bootleg'
$10 or more per month

For the cost of picking up low-fi CD from the artist after the gig, you can support live community music..  At $10 a month, you'll be contributing to help pay for upkeep, maintenance, and new strings!  

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Door Buster - 'Tickets at will-call'
$20 or more per month

For the price of tickets at the door, you'll support local live music and help build community connections.  At $20 a month, you'll be helping to pay our monthly overhead, utilities, and general running costs.  

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Live Fan - 'buy show tickets'
$50 or more per month

For the cost of pair of concert tickets, you can help our community of live, local musicians grow.  At $50 a month, you'll be contributing to the monthly overhead of our studio space, helping to give us a home, and keeping the music going.

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Stadium Crasher - 'Catch the Big Tour'
$100 or more per month

For the price of a headliner stadium show ticket, you can help your neighbor feel like a Rock Star every day!   At $100 a month, you'll be contributing to the monthly rent of our studio, as well as helping to provide higher quality gear and upgraded experiences for our members.  Our home is warm and friendly because of you!

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Big Spender - 'Book the Band'
$200 or more per month

At $200 a month, you would book the band for your birthday, just for fun!  At this level, you'll be helping us expand to a larger studio location, expand our roster of outreach programs, compensate our volunteers,  fund recording, livestreaming, and live jam events, and create a next-generation community music experience for all of our members!

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Goals
$824 of $1,100 per month
At $1100 a month, we'll be funded for our studio rent!
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For 12 years, Portland Casual Jams have supported groups in the Portland area who play live music and develop their skills in collaborative, inclusive environments with a wide range of abilities. Using Meetup.com, 3500 musicians have connected to weekly and monthly events including unique community jams that offer experiences learning and enjoying how to share live music with others.
The community jams within Portland Casual Jams have become increasingly popular for their ability to transform lives, enhancing physical and mental health as much as building skills and teamwork. People learn together, play together, and develop musical connections forming priceless memories. Volunteers have worked incredibly hard to develop software for jams, organize events, lead groups, educate musicians, and build Portland’s community jams into a remarkable success.
And now our Community Jams are expanding again!
Members have requested more space, better technology, more types of jams and events, more equipment, and more education.   It is also time to share the joy of community jams in Portland with other cities. With its unique approach to music collaboration and supportive technology, Portland Casual Jams has developed as a model for other music-loving communities around the world. In response, a Community Jams has been created to share the joyful experience of community music jams locally and around the world. Some major goals include:
• Provide Studio Space for inclusive live music events
• Develop and manage technology to help groups play, record, and stream live music jams
• Build a collection of donated instruments for community jams
• Develop mobile programs to share community jams in Portland and beyond
• Develop weekly programs for musicians of every age, ability, and walk of life that teach key concepts around playing live music as a group:
– Playing as an informal team
– Playing for performance
– Improvising with live music
– Practicing and recording live group music
– Integrating specific instruments into jams
– Singing with freedom and confidence
– Improving quality of life in physical and emotional ways

Our new monthly studio space is located at
Swaha Studios
1235 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97202
https://swahastudios.com/

Help support Community Jams by donating to monthly via Patreon.

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Tiers
Media Lover - 'buy the Bootleg'
$10 or more per month

For the cost of picking up low-fi CD from the artist after the gig, you can support live community music..  At $10 a month, you'll be contributing to help pay for upkeep, maintenance, and new strings!  

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Door Buster - 'Tickets at will-call'
$20 or more per month

For the price of tickets at the door, you'll support local live music and help build community connections.  At $20 a month, you'll be helping to pay our monthly overhead, utilities, and general running costs.  

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Live Fan - 'buy show tickets'
$50 or more per month

For the cost of pair of concert tickets, you can help our community of live, local musicians grow.  At $50 a month, you'll be contributing to the monthly overhead of our studio space, helping to give us a home, and keeping the music going.

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Stadium Crasher - 'Catch the Big Tour'
$100 or more per month

For the price of a headliner stadium show ticket, you can help your neighbor feel like a Rock Star every day!   At $100 a month, you'll be contributing to the monthly rent of our studio, as well as helping to provide higher quality gear and upgraded experiences for our members.  Our home is warm and friendly because of you!

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!
Big Spender - 'Book the Band'
$200 or more per month

At $200 a month, you would book the band for your birthday, just for fun!  At this level, you'll be helping us expand to a larger studio location, expand our roster of outreach programs, compensate our volunteers,  fund recording, livestreaming, and live jam events, and create a next-generation community music experience for all of our members!

Patreon Jam Session Party!Special Offer • 10 days left
Jam Party, recorded live at Swaha Studios Sept 28th, all thanks to YOU! Come join, or watch after!