2013 Jammy Awards

2013 Jammy Awards

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS BY DAY/ ROCK STARS BY NIGHT:
11 ACTS THROW DOWN IN 20th ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS

$8,000 in prizes, bragging rights at stake at The Cutting Room on Friday, April 26, 2013

New York City - Once a year, 50 or so of the area’s finest hobbyist-musicians take the stage (often in costume), in front of an adoring crowd, bathed by smoke machines and banks of state-of-the-art lighting – in the hopes of earning a coveted Jammy Award. Hosted by The Jam, New York City’s recreational music collective, The Jammy Awards turns 20 this year. More than an awards show or gala, the Jammys are a celebration of a thriving community. Although there are prizes (best original, cover and tribute band, and individual honors), there’s no red carpet, tuxedos, or boring speeches – just 10 or so bands playing their hearts out for 20 minutes apiece. A panel of music-industry vets decides who wins the sponsor-donated gear and services, but the overall vibe is one of supportive camaraderie.

Scheduled to appear:


The Carjackers
The Bliss Jockeys
Funktastic
My Dying Hour
Mayday
Diamond Railroad
Newspaper Taxis
The Innocent Men
Mermer
Santanaria
The Rolling Bones

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"The Jam is an amazing outlet for musicians to connect and make music," said 2012 judge Ari Simon of D'Addario. "It’s great to be able to see the final product in action. I really enjoyed it."

Esteemed sponsors of the 20th annual Jammy Awards include 11th Story Productions, D’Addario Strings, Evans Drumheads, 30th Street Guitars, Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, MediaRight Productions, Planet Waves, Puresound Percussion, RockShrink.com, Soundsmith HK, Vinny's Music Service, and Zildjian Cymbals.

Now in its 22nd year, The Jam (thejamnyc.com) is a recreational music-making community and facility that offers open jam sessions, short and long-term projects, guided workshops, and studio rentals. Membership services include musician matchmaking for all levels, showcase opportunities (including cartage, set‐up and breakdown), free use of instruments, and more. Now located inside The Collective music school at 541 6th Ave (14th St), The Jam helps area singers, songwriters, guitarists, bassists, drummers, percussionists, keyboardists, horn and harp players jam and perform with others who share their passion. In short: The Jam makes it easy to make music.

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Dinner will be available. $20 per person minimum.

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2013 Jammy Awards

Friday, April 26 · 7:00 PM at The Cutting Room

Tickets Available at the Door