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BBS Blues Jams Second Sunday every month at Playhouse

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BBS Jam Sessions are held on the second Sunday of each month.

Venue: Playhouse Boise 8001 W. Fairview Ave
(East of Milwaukee on Fairview)

Time: 3pm to 6pm (every 2nd Sunday)
Music: Blues Only

–  Hosting Showcase Bands
Host bands will be showcased at the Jam and play a 30-minute set to start the Jam Session. Host bands will be able to sell their CD’s or other marketing materials to those attending. Musicians in the Host band will also be responsible for covering when the need arises for a bass player, drummer, or another musician. If you have a band and would like to be considered for a Host Band, please send an email to Boiseblueswilson@gmail.com (Dale Wilson) with your email, telephone number, and the name of your band. Host Bands will be selected based on BBS review of the band’s musical performance of at least one blues song by CD, Facebook or Youtube post, or another means of displaying their band’s musical ability. Application to be a Host Band does not assure selection as one.

–  Management
Each Jam session will be managed by a volunteer appointed by the BBS Board of Directors. The goal to make playing the blues both fun, as well as organized for smooth transitions. The BBS volunteer will be responsible for placing individuals into jam bands and designating the order, or priority, in which individuals and bands will play. Each band or BBS composed jam band, or individual musician will be able to play for 15 minutes (or 3 songs not lasting more than 15 minutes) in order to allow full participation of those wanting to jam.

–  Jam Players
Individuals and Bands will sign up for the Jam session when they arrive at the Playhouse. Each Jammer, whether signed in by Band or Individual, will be assigned to play in the order in which they registered to play when they arrived. If a Band is not ready to play at the time called because a member is missing, the Band will be moved down to the next available priority until they arrive; or, the Band may choose to play with an Individual Jammer substituting for the missing player(s).

–  Equipment
The Showcase Host Band will be providing a drum kit and bass amplifier for all musicians. BBS will be providing microphones, with the Playhouse providing the sound equipment and sound engineer. Bands or individuals needing a keyboard should bring their own. Other instrument equipment is also the responsibility of the individual or band participating.

We appreciate your support and hope to see you there!

BBS Membership: Help Support Our Non-Profit Work

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We hope you will consider supporting the Boise Blues Society to help with out scholarship opportunities for young blues musicians.

This  year, 3 scholarships were awarded for a total of $1500. A number of these scholarships have been awarded in past years to appreciative young men and women in Boise  area middle and high schools. 

Additionally, free “Blues In The Schools” programs on the history of the blues, with live musical performances, are offered each year to elementary, middle and high schools by members of BBS. Your membership helps promote a continued appreciation of the blues and encourages our young people to develop interests in music in general.

And finally, your membership dues help us bring high quality blues musicians into Boise for amazing shows. Please consider joining us in our promotion of blues music in Boise. Members receive discounted tickets to BBS sponsored shows. Annual memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year with fees of only $15 for an individual and $20 for families. Join online with your smartphone, tablet or computer by selecting “Join Us”at:

https://boisebluessociety.wildapricot.org/join-us

We also want volunteers to help at our shows. If  you’re interested, email us and let us know. You DO NOT have to be a BBS member to volunteer, just a person who loves blues music and likes to have fun.

Don’t Miss This Show!

Terry Hanck, multiple award winning sax man, brings his awesome band to the Playhouse Boise on May 9th!
GET YOUR TIX NOW!!

Buy Tickets Here!  $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Showtime is 7-9pm.

Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still all the rage. He won the 2016 Blues Music Award for Best Horn. In 2014,he won the ISC Award (International Songwriting Competition) in the BLUES Category and in 2012 swept both the Blues Music Awards and the Living Blues Award forBest Horn. He was in the great Elvin Bishop’s band for ten years and Bishop still refers to him as his favorite sax man.

Joined by his solid sender bandmates–Johnny Soubrand (the sizzling master guitarist celebrating his 12 year anniversary with Terry), and the tight all-star rhythm section of long-time drummer Butch Cousins and bassist Tim Wagar, Terry  has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth—in his playing, singing, songwriting or his warm personality.

Boise Blues Society is so excited to have the opportunity to bring this group to Boise. Please don’t miss this great show.

Terry Hanck Band at Playhouse Boise May 9

Blues lovers, we are on a roll are we not?  Our shows have been selling out and we know you’ll help us stay on that roll when Terry Hanck brings his awesome band to the Playhouse Boise on May 9th!

GET YOUR TIX NOW!!

Buy Tickets Here!  $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Showtime is 7-9pm.

Terry Hanck proves that sax and soul are still all the rage. He won the 2016 Blues Music Award for Best Horn. In 2014,he won the ISC Award (International Songwriting Competition) in the BLUES Category and in 2012 swept both the Blues Music Awards and the Living Blues Award forBest Horn. He was in the great Elvin Bishop’s band for ten years and Bishop still refers to him as his favorite sax man.

Joined by his solid sender bandmates–Johnny Soubrand (the sizzling master guitarist celebrating his 12 year anniversary with Terry), and the tight all-star rhythm section of long-time drummer Butch Cousins and bassist Tim Wagar, Terry  has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth—in his playing, singing, songwriting or his warm personality.

He has travelled from his hometown of Chicago to Southern California, to the Bay Area, to the southeast coast of Florida. From the 1960s Berkeley-based Grayson Street Houserockers to ten years with the great Elvin Bishop. He has led his own band for over 28 years and we are so excited to have the opportunity to bring this group to Boise.

BBS Music Scholarship Filing Deadline May 1st

The Boise Blues Society (BBS) is once again accepting scholarship applications.  The BBS has awarded a number of scholarships over the past several years to deserving young blues musicians.  The money awarded can be used by the recipient for any expense related to their development as a musician.  The application deadline for this year is May 1. 
 
An important part of the application process is performing at the BBS jam.  The jam sessions are held at Playhouse Boise, 8001 W. Fairview Ave. on the second Sunday of each month, from 3-6 pm.  The application can be downloaded here: http://boiseblues.org/education/scholarship/
 
Applications will be reviewed during the month of May and awards will be made at the June BBS jam.
 
If you have any questions contact  BBS scholarship committee chair, Mike Witmer at mikeandandrea47@gmail.com .