Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome.
$10 - $15
(No one turned away for lack of funds)
Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner and breakfast for one night only
About the musicians:
John Sprague - is a composer, recording artist, and multi-instrumental improvisational musician, who specializes in music for movement, dance, and contemplation. As a dance musician he works for the Five College Dance Department in Amherst MA, and performs in improvisational settings around New England. As a musician for listening and contemplation, John has performed at festivals, cafes, yoga centers, conferences, and weddings around the New England region for over 25 years, with a special focus on celebrations and contemplative settings. He has released five albums of original music. His 2002 CD release, Moving Spaces, was nominated by JPFolks, a large independent music organization, for best instrumental album of the year, and one of the pieces on the album, “Early Sun,” won 3rd prize for best instrumental piece of the year.
Charlie Shew - Charlie grew up in Ithaca NY and was heavily influenced by its fertile college town music scene in the late 60s and early 70s. Learning drums and bass at the age of 12 and starting in bands by 13, Charlie quickly realized that he had found his calling. Music would be the centerpiece of his life. As a multi-instumentalist, Charlie has held down different musical duties over the years on drumset, percussion, bass, guitar, keyboards and some horns. He has studied African and Latin rhythms extensively and is well versed in many styles on both bass and guitar. Charlie played with several name bands in the 70s and 80s, including 2 years with Orleans (hits include "Still The One", "Dance With Me", etc.), a year with Mick Ronson (original guitarist for David Bowie) and a year with Robbie Dupree (hits include "Steal Away" & "Hot Rod Hearts"). Charlie also worked on the soundtrack of the Michael Mann TV show "Crime Story" with Todd Rundgren in the 80s. He has been performing with Samite Of Uganda (www.samite.com) for over 10 years and continues to stay active in the live performing and composing/recording world. Charlie currently resides in Western Massachusetts.