Tomorrow night, Titanic Brewery (5813 Ponce de Leon) will hold its very first Tuesday night Jam Session at 10 p.m.
And I’m the host!
The idea of the Titanic Jam Session is to give players in the community a place to mingle and feel each other out musically. Titanic is already known for hosting music four nights out of the week and UM with their Frost School of Music is right next door.
Since it will be the first one, I’m going to let it fly a little. See where it wants to go. There will be a house trio consisting of Alejandro Elizondo on the keys, Ricardo Mere on the drumkit and myself on bass, but musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments of choice to sit in with us and rotate on the instruments.
Tunes will be allowed provided that all the players are comfortable and willing to play them, but a large part of the Jam Session will revolve around free jamming—improvised music around a loose set of chords of musical ideas.
So the players we’re trying to attract are those that are comfortable playing with strangers and making up music on the fly.
There are already a handful of great musicians expected to make appearances. Flavio Rocha with his guitar, for one. Kevin Tomas of Hoosha for another. And Orlando Vega, my friend and frontman of our old group, Dizzy Bird, will be dropping by as well.
The beautiful part about the Titanic Jam Session, at least how I imagine it, is that anything goes. So long as the players are game (and the music doesn’t suck), anything goes.
If the jams aren’t enough to get players out, Titanic also offers a special Tuesday night burger menu featuring any burger with a side of fries for $6.
So players, be sure pick up your instrument and drop by Titanic tomorrow night for the first Titanic Jam Session. It’s like a musical Pandora’s Box.
Nobody knows what we’ll find when we open it.