WED, FEB 9, 2022
Flushing Town Hall’s Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam will be going virtual for the month of January and February 2022. In celebration of Black History Month, we are paying tribute to African American jazz artists, composers, and arrangers. Musicians interested in participating virtually should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the suggested three- to four-minute tune they intend to play. The performance can be live or a pre-recorded audio or video (but not a professional, edited recording such as a CD or YouTube video).
This program is supported in part by a grant from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.
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 may ask, can I play live for the session? Yes you can! Keep in mind the risk of the screen freezing; otherwise, it’s fine!
In order to sign up to participate, please email: email@example.com 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.
LOCATION: Flushing Town Hall Theater