Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” this week!

Sunday, March 14th from 2-3 Pacific Time on Zoom (see link below).

Who’s Hosting This Sunday’s Virtual Jam? 

This week’s jam is hosted by Claire Ishii. Claire has been leading a weekly jam at the Milwaukie Center for over nine years until COVID brought things to a halt. With a little encouragement, she decided to give Zoom jams a try and discovered that it provided a welcomed release for her and the M.C Jammers. Not only do they get to see and chat with each other, but they are now jo8ned by new friends from across the country. If you wish to take part in this jam, would like to play with the M.C. Jammers, just email Claire and ask to be added to the list. They meet every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM Pacfic time. Her email address is:

Songs for March 14th

  • I Can’t Help Myself
  • Molly Malone
  • End of the Line
  • City of New Orleans
  • Black Magic Woman
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
  • California Dreamin’
  • Lola
  • Wild Rover
  • Harvest Moon
  • Build Me Up, Buttercup

Download the weekly songs here

Anyone who is interested in doing a solo is welcome to! Please indicate your interest in the chat when you sign in so that we can get a count. We might not be able to get to everyone but would love to give you a chance to play in front of other people if we can. 

How to Join

Open this Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 846 5605 4596
Passcode: 130069

Donate to Portland Musicians Relief Fund who says:  “The Covid-19 pandemic put musicians, club owners, sound technicians, recording studios, and countless others out of work.  Funds will be awarded to these displaced workers to get them through these trying times.”

Helpful Zoom Tips

  1. Zoom is like a video chat with multiple people. Just click the link, and then it will prompt you to download the software. You can run it on your computer, but you can use it on your phone too. It will be difficult to have everyone playing altogether because of latency, so the leader will mute everyone during the song so you’ll hear just the leader singing and playing, and then we’ll unmute between songs so that we can chat.
  2. Have your music book available on a different device than you’re using for the Zoom (for example, Zoom on your computer or phone, and music on your tablet).”See” you Sunday!

We can only have 100 people on at a time, first come first served.