A note on Jams

"Those who come… come hoping to find their next growing edge… they are often pushing the envelopes around power and privilege and their relationships to these issues… they are trying to connect the dots of various movements and issues, hoping to attain greater clarity and engagement in their work, while living more full and balanced lives… to put it simply, a Jam embodies two core principles: uncompromised truth and unconditional love. A Jam is, above all, a place to be real, to take off masks, to speak one’s truth, and to be fully oneself. Simultaneously, a Jam is a highly appreciative space, where compliments and love are given freely and received with dignity and gratitude, and where the intention is towards healing, learning and growing honest, healthy relationships.”

- Shilpa Jain & Tad Hargrave

Why is it called a Jam?

When musicians get together and play unprepared music, they create songs that have never been heard before, and this is often called a "jam." When talented musicians do this, it often results in some of the most memorable music of our collective history. But that's not the end goal. When musicians get together to "jam," they get to share their unique skills and knowledge, as well as learn from the other musicians. They get to hear and experience other styles of music, expand their horizons and make something unique. They get to have fun, build community, and combine their collective talent, inspiration and skills to create something far greater than the sum of its parts. This fertile ground of diversity, trust and joy sprouts some of the most powerful seeds.

Upcoming Jams

March 26 - 31, 2018
Northeast Changemakers Jam
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
Springfield, NH

June 7 - 11, 2018
Black Diaspora Jam
Highlander Center
New Market, TN

June 18 - 23, 2018
Arts for Social Change Jam
Quaker Center
Ben Lomond, CA

August 27 - September 2, 2018
Anatolia Sanat Dolu Jam • Arts for Social Change Jam

September 9 - 16, 2018
North America Jam
Quaker Center
Ben Lomond, CA