Welcome to The Organic Tango School Traveling Jam Info Page
Providence Tango Jam 2009
Traveling Music Jam (going strong since 2008):
This is roughly 2-hour ‘free’ session where all interested folks (and maybe students from the nearby music college?, etc) can gather to play music or listen to musician’s learn how to play and interpret mostly rhythmic tango music (from various orchestras of the Golden Age).
Spectators, non-musicians, are welcome to attend and often benefit from watching what musician’s go through when trying to play tango music. We want to play music specifically for tango dancers to be able to enjoy and dance to. Sometimes folks actually get up and dance during these jams. The goal is that folks will get inspired and interested in forming their own jam groups or even tango bands. Thus the social-art form of tango at-large will benefit and grow...
To this end, there is a Tango Jam Book (10MB, 31 page PDF file for download) with lead sheets for several classic tango/vals/milonga songs with notes, counter melodies, lyrics for singers, and other resource info.
Musicians who are new to tango or more experienced ones can bring their instruments and we can all play together. What is required is a decent sized space to fit all interested musicians/spectators with perhaps a piano or portable keyboard (plenty of chairs that can be moved around to form the proper environment would be idea).