Monthly Friday Night Blues Jam

The Fraser Valley Blues Society monthly Friday Night Blues Jams features local artists and bands, as rotating hosts. Doors open @ 7pm, Host Band begins @ 7:30pm, jamming begins approximately 8pm.
Location: Eagles Hall
, 33868 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford (beside Paliotti’s). 
Cash Only Venue.
Cover:  $5 cover to help off-set the costs of holding the jam.

Join us for live music, good times, dancing (when permitted) and to get your groove on.
Hosting band plays the first set, then musicians (who have signed up) begin the rotation, with other musicians, for an evening of good times. Standard 12 bar blues music is your best choice. Sign-up sheet is at front table.  Introduce yourself to the host.

jam-session-posterWe provide the drum kit (bring your own sticks), amps, monitors, mics and PA, most times a keyboard. You bring your own instrument (except drums & keys).

Audience is welcome, bring friends and family! The large wooden dance floor is generally packed and there for your dancing pleasure (when permitted).

Shouldn’t need rules but guidelines are helpful. Here’s some great ones:
Be sure to read pages 2 (vocalists) & page 3 (guitars).
Disclaimer: In no way do we condone or support any of the points this person is making. It is solely for information purposes, to guide you on how to participate in a musical jam session.

Jam Sessions for the 2021-22 season (2nd Friday unless there’s a holiday):

January 14 – hosted by Jonathan Reichert (Canceled due to COVID regulations)
February 11 – hosted by Jon Gale (Gale Force Band)
March 11 – hosted by Don & Andi Jones
April 8
May 13
June 10

Note: No Jam in July & August (It’s Festival Time, baby!)

Here’s a few videos of what our jams are about. Have a listen!

James Thorhaug Band featuring James on guitar, Kathryn on keys, Kerry on drums, Paul on bass. Thanks to Pete Cordalis for the great sound and recording!

Oct. 8, 2021 Jam featuring Lisa Dunn on vocals, Kathryn on keys, Ivan on drum,

March 13, 2020 Jam. Thank you Pete Cordalis for the video and bringing great sound to our jams.

Natalie Giesbrecht – Feelin Alright, Oct 8, 2021 jam. Thanks Pete Cordalis for the video & the sound quality.

First round of Jamming with host band & Art P, our sound guy, Sept. 18, 2015

Round 5 (I think) featuring Andi on vocals, Don on guitar, Kathryn on keys, Doug on Sax & Jon on Drums (I hope)

Last set played on Sept. 18, 2015 Jam

Listen to the January 2015 session (partial).

Audio of 2 sets of the Jan. 2015 Jam Session

Short Interview @ the Jam Session by Go! Fraser Valley (Shaw)