Blues Jam Sessions

The Fat Tuesday Blues Jam is made up of a growing community of serious hobbyist musicians and one simple concept: musical camaraderie. Our aim is to make jamming fun again by providing you with everything you need to just focus on playing:

  • A state-of-the-art, professional performance spaceGear: guitar and bass amps, drums, a piano and a professional PA system (just bring your instrument*);
  • A house band comprised of patient, supportive and experienced professional musicians;
  • A regular schedule: jams are held monthly; and
  • A supportive environment w/no attitudes or egos allowed - just great players, cool tunes, and a fun place to hang out. 

House Band

Our house band is comprised of WCMS faculty members and special guests who will help round out the jam session and support your playing. Core members include:

Mike Verge – Guitar and Vocals
Joe Klompus – Bass 
Carl Puglisi – Drums

MeetUp Community

We're serious about building a community of like-minded players so you can get the most out of our jam sessions. Join our free Fat Tuesday MeetUp page to meet your fellow jammers, pick up practice tips, up-to-date scheduling notifications and more.

For:  All levels of musicians (beginner to advanced)

When:  Second Tuesday of each month, September-May

2018-2019 Blues Jam dates:

September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 13, 2018
December 11, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019

Time:  7 - 9 pm

Where:  Nichols Hall at WCMS. Get directions here.

Price:  $10 for participants, free for general audience members

* Please do not bring your own amps or drums. We will politely decline, no exceptions.

Also check out the Stormy Monday Blues Ensemble!