Louis Armstrong Legacy Virtual Jazz Jam

WED | OCT 14, NOV 11, DEC 9 | 7 PM EDT 



Save the date: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 7pm for our next Virtual Jazz Jam!  Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, the jam welcomes musicians including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost. 


If you'd like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page or ZOOM.


Our theme for the October 14th jam is The Heart of Autumn.


Up to 15 musicians are welcome to participate in the jam. Please email: education@flushingtownhall.org and mention the name of your 3- to 4-minute tune (spontaneous: live or pre-recorded but please not a professional, edited recording).


Due to the many requests from musicians who would like to play and in the interest of fairness, musicians who have previously played on the virtual jam are asked not to re-apply at this time.



¡Guarde la fecha: MIÉRCOLES 14 de octubre para nuestro próximo Jazz Jam Virtual! Dirigido por Carol Sudhalter y nuestra maravillosa banda de casa, el jam da la bienvenida a músicos, incluidos nuestros Jazz Jammers de Queens / Long Island, así como a los recién llegados de todo el mundo, para compartir su música, elevar nuestro espíritu y honrar a los que hemos perdido. Si desea ver esta sesión EN VIVO, simplemente sintonice nuestra página de Facebook o ZOOM el miércoles 8 de julio a las 7 PM EST. Hasta 15 músicos pueden participar en el jam. Envíe un correo electrónico a: education@flushingtownhall.org y mencione el nombre de su canción de 3 a 4 minutos (espontánea: en vivo o pregrabada, pero no una grabación editada profesionalmente).  Si jugó en alguna sesión anterior, no presente la solicitud ya que estamos trabajando de forma rotativa!


Nuestro Jam de Jazz Virtual "Legado de Louis Armstrong" continúa el miércoles 8 de julio a las 7pm. Nuestro tema es "Nuestros caminos hacia el cambio". Los músicos participantes son bienvenidos a interpretar canciones de resistencia, autoconciencia, acción y más mientras continuamos honrando la memoria de aquellos que perdimos por el racismo sistémico y COVID, y buscamos crear un mundo donde todas las vidas son tratadas con dignidad. 



🇨🇳 請記得預留這一天:星期三,10月14日,我們的第三場線上爵士即興之夜!活動由Carol Sudhalter以及她出色的樂隊帶領。歡迎來自皇后區/長島以及世界各地的爵士樂手報名參加,分享你們的音樂,鼓舞人心並向逝去者致意。 也歡迎喜愛爵士樂的聽友們一起同樂,如果您想觀看本次演出,只需在美國東部時間7月8日星期三晚上7點收看我們的Facebook頁面。 參與演出的樂手上限為15人,有意參加者請發送電子郵件至:education@flushingtownhall.org,並列明3至4分鐘演奏音樂的名稱(為確保即興的體驗,可當場演奏或預先錄製,無須專業錄製及編輯)。 如果您以前参加过任何会议,请不要申请,因为我们正在轮换工作!



🇰🇷 10월 14일 수요일에 두 번째 온라인 재즈 잼 Virtual Jazz Jam이 열립니다. Carol Sudhalter와 멋진 하우스 밴드가 이끄는 이 잼 세션은 퀸즈 / 롱 아일랜드의 재즈 연주자와 전 세계의 연주자를 포함 음악가들이 음악을 공유하고 우리의 정신을 고양 시키며 최근 잃어버린 사람들을 기억하기 위함 입니다. 이세션을 실시간으로 시청하려면 7월 8일 수요일 오후 7시 (EST)에 Facebook 페이지를 방문하십시오. 잼에는 최대 15 명의 음악가가 참여할 수 있습니다. education@flushingtownhall.org로 이메일을보내시고 3 분에서 4 분짜리 곡의 이름을 언급하세요. (자발적 : 라이브 또는 사전 녹음된 음악은 괜찮지만 전문적이고 편집 된 녹음은 안됩니다). 지난 재즈 잼에 참가했다면, 우리가 순환 적으로 작업하려하니 신청하지 마세요!




🇮🇹 Salva la data: MERCOLEDÌ 14 ottobre per il nostro secondo appuntamento con  Virtual Jazz Jam! Guidata da  Carol Sudhalter e dalla nostra meravigliosa house band , la jam accoglie sia musicisti come  i  nostri Jazz Jammer del Queens / Long Island, che  nuovi arrivati da tutto il mondo. Lo scopo e' condividere la loro musica, sollevare il morale e onorare quelli che abbiamo perso. Se desideri guardare questa sessione LIVE, sintonizzati semplicemente sulla nostra pagina Facebook o ZOOM mercoledì 8 luglio alle 19:00 EST.    Fino a 15 musicisti sono invitati a partecipare alla jam. Ti preghiamo di inviare un'e-mail a education@flushingtownhall.org e di menzionare il nome della tuo brano che deve durare dai 3 a 4 minuti ( spontaneo: live o pre-registrato ma per  favore non una registrazione professionale gia' edita).  Se hai giocato in una qualsiasi delle sessioni precedenti, non fare domanda perché stiamo lavorando a rotazione!



AUDIENCE- HOW TO PARTICIPATE (see below more for musicians): 

Tune in to our Facebook page: Facebook Live stream will allow anyone to watch the jam, WITHOUT having to download the zoom app. Leave comments and we will share with jamming musicians during the jam session!


The Zoom webinar will allow everyone to interact directly with the players and house band through live chat. You can log on using the Zoom app on your mobile device or desktop computer. You can also log on without downloading the app by choosing to “open in your browser”. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. 


FOR MUSICIANS: The platform will be ZOOM, so to tune in, you just need to log into the ZOOM meeting. Through ZOOM all players and audience can log in and we will watch each participant as they take center screen and present their recorded piece.  FTH will send the specific ZOOM MUSIC settings to everyone in advance, in order to get the best sound quality. Microphones must be muted for ZOOM to work right (except for the person presenting). At the end of the jam, we can all unmute our microphones and greet each other!


Because we are virtual, we don't have 3 hours at our disposal as we usually do.  Therefore 15 players per jam will be able to share with us what they've pre-recorded. Sign-up instructions are below. The next 15 players on the sign-up list can be featured the following month, if this one works out!


Please prepare a home-recorded version of a tune you might otherwise have brought to play at the jam. Record your version on any device you have at home, either as a solo performance, or accompanying yourself, however you like.  Pre-recording is only suggested in order to save setup time. Please do NOT play a cut from your top CD, your YouTube video or your last concert. Imagine that you are going to the jam and preparing a new tune.  But instead of bringing it to the jam live, you have recorded it to share with us, from your home, complete with freckles and glitches!


You’re probably thinking, why can’t I just play live into the Zoom meeting on Wednesday? Well maybe by next month you can; at present we aren’t sure if the sound quality will permit this.


In order to sign up to participate, please email: education@flushingtownhall.org as soon as possible and mention the name of your tune!  In the meantime, here are some tips for successful audio and video home recordings. 


Tips on getting the best audio recording (for those without studio space or audio gear):

  • Avoid acoustically “live” spaces (i.e. bathroom, or a room without carpets, furniture or bare walls. Smaller spaces tend to be better.
  • Try to keep a distance of no more than 2 feet from your microphone to cut down on “room” noise or reverberations.
  • If you’re recording to a track, record a test take to make sure there’s a good balance between your instrument and the track you’re performing with.
  • If you need any help setting up for your recording, please contact our Director of Production Steve  at smecca@flushingtownhall.org


Tips for Video Recordings:  

  • If you can record video, please do! It helps to capture your true artistic nature as a player and will make for a more interesting experience for all of those who will be attending the virtual jam!
  • Avoid backlight and fluorescent lights. 


See you all soon! Tell your friends! And if you are one of the first 15 jam participants, look for an instructional email to come shortly.


Thank you to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation for their continued support of this project.