Windy City Jammers
A banjo-originated group of Chicago-area musicians, the Jammers have been playing together weekly for decades. The type of music played and sung by its members varies from old-time Dixieland and Tin Pan Alley songs to pop style songs of the 30s through 60s, many of which have become standards in jazz. The core performers have logged hundreds of concerts together, but you're welcome to join us anytime -- no audition. And while it doesn't hurt, banjo or any instrument mastery is not required. Currently, while predominantly banjos, the band also has a trumpet player, a trombonist, a guitarist, a mandolinist, a washboard player, a bass player, a fiddler, an accordianist -- and even a high-tech Digital Horn. There are generally at least a dozen players (some also sing)and sometimes more than twenty. We generally take off most holidays that fall on Mondays.