Join us for Bluegrass, jazz, or R & B accompanied by seasonal beverages, bites and more at the 1907 Van Norden Carriage House. Come hear how incredible the acoustics can be in this historic structure.
JHC Members $20, General Admission $25. First set at 7:15pm. Second set at 8:45pm. Purchase Individual Jam Tickets Here
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Friday, February 1st, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective
The acoustic musicians of Brooklyn form a community of vibrant artists who bring a variety of musical insight into the traditional canon of bluegrass tunes. With backgrounds in everything from trad jazz to Klesmer and zydeco, educations as far-reaching as Berklee School of Music and front porch pickin’, and influences that range from Bach to Ornette, the musicians of the Collective bring enormous breadth and depth to NYC bluegrass. The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective captures the best of talent and spirit that resides in the roots music community of Brooklyn, New York. Zack Bruce and Jason Borisoff formed the Collective in the fall of 2014 to record and showcase the expanse of musicianship and style that defines the diverse bluegrass community of Brooklyn. As two musicians working in the scene themselves, Zack and Jason saw a need for an organized, comprehensive, and musically-rigorous Cooperative to catalog the dynamic sound of Brooklyn bluegrass.
Friday, March 1st, 7:00 – 9:30 pm –Jazz & Blues with Margaret McDuffie & Co.
McDuffie can make you stare straight down the barrel of a tough current truth one minute, and the next have you thinking about how much pure, complex, welcome power lies in a simple love song. The influences run deep, and though almost no music isn’t an influence, there are some key voices that lie under this sound: The Temptations, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Odetta and Joni Mitchell. The arrangements have an old-fashioned feel though the message is insistently current, and the musicianship is always solid – at times downright sublime.While she writes jazz songs in both old and new styles, the jazz sensibility has added a whole new field of color across the her folksy blues and added a complexity and richness to the music that you don’t often hear.
Friday, April 5th, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Ken Dircks & Friends