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Yarra Banks Jam

Yarra Banks Jam Jazz/Funk/Soul Jam 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 303, Northcote. Come play! Jazz/Funk/Soul Jam Night at:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Bar 303, Northcote

If you're a musician just bring your instrument and we'll get you up and jamming!

If you're not a player just come along and enjoy the vibe and good music. See you there!

Operating as usual

02/08/2022

Hi All. Sadly we have to cancel tonight's jam due to illness. But there's nothing stopping all the regular crew to head down to Bar 303 for drink and a catch up with all your fellow Melbourne music folk. We'll be back on the 16th of August stronger that ever! See you then.

Needs matter....Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band! Featuring Nathan Slater, Andrew Judd, and Owen Downi...
19/07/2022

Needs matter....

Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band!
Featuring Nathan Slater, Andrew Judd, and Owen Downie in the house band.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Bar 303.

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04/07/2022

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This week we are featuring Conrad Tracey on drums, Alex Yarosh on guitar, Adam Rudegeair on keys and Owen Downie on bass...
20/06/2022

This week we are featuring Conrad Tracey on drums, Alex Yarosh on guitar, Adam Rudegeair on keys and Owen Downie on bass.
Bring an instrument and get involved!

Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Bar 303, Northcote

Happy Winter!Nothing warms the soul like snuggling into a hot stage of musical madness. Bring an instrument and get on s...
06/06/2022

Happy Winter!
Nothing warms the soul like snuggling into a hot stage of musical madness. Bring an instrument and get on stage.
The house band features Mina Yu on keys, Nikki Bassani on bass, Mark Knowles on kit, and the indomitable Alex Hughes on guitar and hosting duties.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
Bar 303, Northcote
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Featuring Adam Rudegeair, Kane Watts and Kumar Shome in the house band for your accompanying pleasure. Bring an instrume...
16/05/2022

Featuring Adam Rudegeair, Kane Watts and Kumar Shome in the house band for your accompanying pleasure. Bring an instrument and get on stage!

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Bar 303, Northcote
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.

Dizzy really puts things in perspective…The Jam is back this Tuesday featuring the inimitable Simon Phillips in the hous...
02/05/2022

Dizzy really puts things in perspective…
The Jam is back this Tuesday featuring the inimitable Simon Phillips in the house band, and the very much imitable Owen Downie on hosting duties *sigh.
Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band!
Sign up from 8 - play ‘til late
Bar 303, Northcote
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Melbourne’s favourite little musical experiment is back this Tuesday. Featuring Andy McGarvie on guitar, Hong Yang on ke...
18/04/2022

Melbourne’s favourite little musical experiment is back this Tuesday. Featuring Andy McGarvie on guitar, Hong Yang on keys, Nikki Bassani on bass, and Luke McIvor on drum. Bring an instrument and get on stage. Backline provided. Sign up from 8, play ‘til late.

05/04/2022

Sadly we have to pull the plug tonight due to illness. We'll be back even stronger next time round! Still feel free to head on down to Bar 303 for a drink and catch up.

Come down to Melbourne's second favourite Tuesday activity (after budget night). Featuring Adam Rudegeair, Tim Agius, Za...
15/03/2022

Come down to Melbourne's second favourite Tuesday activity (after budget night).
Featuring Adam Rudegeair, Tim Agius, Zac White and Ben Charnley in the house band. Bring an instrument and get on stage!
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at Bar 303.
Backline provided.

Come get involved in Melbourne's most fun musical experiment. Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band! Backli...
28/02/2022

Come get involved in Melbourne's most fun musical experiment. Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band!
Backline provided.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
Bar 303 Northcote.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Unwind after the rigours of Valentine's Day with a wholesome jam session. Nothing says I love you like "...but we spent ...
14/02/2022

Unwind after the rigours of Valentine's Day with a wholesome jam session. Nothing says I love you like "...but we spent time together yesterday". Featuring Adam Rudegeair on keys, Alex Yarosh on guitar and Ben Charnley on kit in the house band.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Bar 303, Northcote.
Backline provided.
All welcome.

Bring an instrument and get on stage! Our house band includes Jo Abbott on keys, Will Harris on drums, and Andy McGarvie...
31/01/2022

Bring an instrument and get on stage!
Our house band includes Jo Abbott on keys, Will Harris on drums, and Andy McGarvie on guitar.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
Bar 303 Northcote
Backline, stage, drinks, accompanists, friends, chairs, tables, windows, electricity, toilets, roof, walls, and floor provided.

18/01/2022

We have to pull up stumps for this evening, so sadly no jam (ten points as to who can guess why…). Bar 303 is still open and kicking so feel free to come down for a drink and hello.

Happy New Year! No one's new year's resolution is to 'play less music', so get up on stage with the house band and have ...
03/01/2022

Happy New Year!
No one's new year's resolution is to 'play less music', so get up on stage with the house band and have a jam! Bring an instrument and get involved.
Bar 303 Northcote - sign up from 8, play 'til late.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD [jam] NIGHTOur last little jam of the year. We are joined by the very merry St...
20/12/2021

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD [jam] NIGHT
Our last little jam of the year. We are joined by the very merry Steve Grant on keys, Conrad Tracey on kit, and Andy McGarvie on guitar. These three wise men will be in the house band for your accompanying pleasure. Bring an instrument and get on stage!
This Tuesday 21st at Bar 303, Northcote.
Sign up from 8 - play 'til late.

...oh hi there! We're back! Open jam sessions are returning to Bar 303 from this Tuesday - featuring the incredible Mina...
03/12/2021

...oh hi there! We're back! Open jam sessions are returning to Bar 303 from this Tuesday - featuring the incredible Mina Yu, Richard Pavladis, and Andy McGarvie in the house band. As always, bring an instrument and get on stage! And of course, all comers are always welcome.
If there was ever a time to carpe the hell out of the diem, this is it.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.

17/11/2021
Truly the best thing about the olympics is getting to use memes from 5 years ago. And those time savings are being reinv...
02/08/2021

Truly the best thing about the olympics is getting to use memes from 5 years ago. And those time savings are being reinvested right back into our Tuesday night open jam session. Bring an instrument and get on stage!

Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
The first and third Tuesday of every month at Melbourne's favourite little music venue, Bar 303.

Featuring Adam Rudegeair, Alex Hughes and Ben Charnley in the house band for your accompaniment pleasure.

It’s back! Melbourne’s favourite little open jam session is  taking care of all your Tuesday needs.  Bring an instrument...
05/07/2021

It’s back!
Melbourne’s favourite little open jam session is taking care of all your Tuesday needs.
Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band while the going is good. Seize the day! Specifically Tuesday.
Sign up from 8, play ‘til late

Sad to miss a jam session with all of you beautiful people, but great to know it’ll be back ASAP. We’ll see you when we ...
01/06/2021

Sad to miss a jam session with all of you beautiful people, but great to know it’ll be back ASAP. We’ll see you when we see you. Stay classy Melbourne.

It’s an open jam! Anyone can get up and play with the house band! This week we are featuring Alex Hughes on guitar, Adam...
17/05/2021

It’s an open jam! Anyone can get up and play with the house band! This week we are featuring Alex Hughes on guitar, Adam Rudegeair on keys, Conrad Tracey on drums, Claire Cross on bass, and the ever skittish Owen Downie on hosting duties (and some bass...).
Sign up from 8, play ‘til late. At Melbourne’s favourite little music venue/dive bar/therapy centre Bar 303.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU*This Tuesday night we have Jo Abbott on keys, Nathan Power on drums, and the inimitable Andy ...
03/05/2021

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU*
This Tuesday night we have Jo Abbott on keys, Nathan Power on drums, and the inimitable Andy McGarvie on guitar for your jamming pleasure. Bring an instrument and get on stage with the band!
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.

*We were going to be classy and make a sophisticated suspended chord joke, but our market research shows all anybody really wants is more screen shots of Harrison Ford. I hope you're all proud of yourselves.

Whoa! It's an open jam session! All are welcome! Bring an instrument and GET ON STAGE!!!This week the house band feature...
19/04/2021

Whoa! It's an open jam session! All are welcome! Bring an instrument and GET ON STAGE!!!
This week the house band features Andrew Judd on keys, Steve Allingham on drums, and Andy McGarvie on guitar.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

We're back at Bar 303 tomorrow night with a killer house band, killer bar staff, and guaranteed good times! Sign up from...
04/04/2021

We're back at Bar 303 tomorrow night with a killer house band, killer bar staff, and guaranteed good times! Sign up from 8pm. Bring your own instruments/sticks! Tearnu Graham Adam Rudegeair and Gareth Bowen in the house band tonight!

Dust off your instrument and your ears.This week we have Hong Yang, Luke McIvor, and Andy McGarvie in the house band. Br...
15/03/2021

Dust off your instrument and your ears.
This week we have Hong Yang, Luke McIvor, and Andy McGarvie in the house band. Bring an instrument and come get on stage! All are welcome to play and listen alike.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late at Bar 303. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from now until eternity*.

*(or the next public health crisis).

THE JAM IS BACK! Now on TUESDAYS. For our grand reopening we will be featuring Mina Yu, Nathan Power and Andy McGarvie i...
01/03/2021

THE JAM IS BACK! Now on TUESDAYS.
For our grand reopening we will be featuring Mina Yu, Nathan Power and Andy McGarvie in the house band.

Sign up from 8, play 'til late.

09/02/2021
YARRA BANKS JAM IS BACK!!!

It's a been a long time between notes...but we're back baby! From lock-down to get-down, Melbourne's longest continuing open jam sesh is open for business. Now on the 1st and 3rd TUESDAY of every month from March 2nd - exactly 365 days since our last hit (Mondays are so 2015-2020 ish).
We cannot wait to get this mad social musical experiment back to it's unquantifiable joyous best.
Special thanks to Q for the vid.

This Monday is the 1st of the month, and honestly my plan was to be at sitting at home, eating Doritos in the dark. BUT ...
05/04/2020

This Monday is the 1st of the month, and honestly my plan was to be at sitting at home, eating Doritos in the dark. BUT so many of you got in touch asking if we would try and host a something and this is what e've come up with.
Bar 303 is closed (don't be fooled by my green screen in the video) so Gaz and I will broadcast on Facebook live from virtual Bar 303, take requests, and lay down tracks for you to jam along with at home. The part where it gets really fun is, if you choose to, you film it from your end and post it to the page so we can all keep our little music community and it's constituent humans in touch and in good spirits.
Don't get me wrong, Doritos in the dark is still a good option, but you can have that for the other 6 nights of the week.
Feel free to comment, share, make suggestions, and we'll see you at 8pm (on time for once!) on the Yarra Banks Jam Facebook Live stream.
Lots of love,
Old Man Yarra.

05/04/2020

This Monday is the 1st of the month, and honestly my plan was to be at sitting at home, eating Doritos in the dark. BUT so many of you got in touch asking if we would try and host a something and this is what e've come up with.
Bar 303 is closed (don't be fooled by my green screen in the video) so Gaz and I will broadcast on Facebook live from virtual Bar 303, take requests, and lay down tracks for you to jam along with at home. The part where it gets really fun is, if you choose to, you film it from your end and post it to the page so we can all keep our little music community and it's constituent humans in touch and in good spirits.
Don't get me wrong, Doritos in the dark is still a good option, but you can have that for the other 6 nights of the week.
Feel free to comment, share, make suggestions, and we'll see you at 8pm (on time for once!) on the Yarra Banks Jam Facebook Live stream.
Lots of love,
Old Man Yarra.

We would ordinarily be holding our open jam session tonight but these are extraordinary times. While we don’t wish to di...
15/03/2020

We would ordinarily be holding our open jam session tonight but these are extraordinary times. While we don’t wish to discourage people supporting music, our little jam session does have it’s own set of extra challenges due to the nature of sharing a stage, microphones, instruments etc with everyone and anyone who walks in the door. As the public health advice and circumstances on the ground are fast moving we’ve decided to postpone this week’s session with an aim to develop a risk management plan for the future when we resume in April. As an expression of thanks for your support and understanding here is a photo of Kenny G and Miles Davis running into each other in a hotel. So much love and hate in the one frame. You’re welcome.

THE JAM IS BACK! After our first break in years we are back to keep the temperatures up in Autumn. Featuring an all star...
28/02/2020

THE JAM IS BACK!
After our first break in years we are back to keep the temperatures up in Autumn. Featuring an all star band including prodigal son Andy McGarvie back from London for one night only, prodigal daughter Ral Williams back in northcote for one night only, Jeremy Bennett, Joel Sena and Gareth Bowen for your listening and accompanying pleasure.
My goodness that’s a class act band to come jam with!!!
1st Monday of March at Bar 303.
Sign up from 8, play ‘til late.
Bring an instrument and get involved!

Happy New Year! This will be our last jam for a while as we're taking a little break for a few weeks, so get in while th...
06/01/2020

Happy New Year!
This will be our last jam for a while as we're taking a little break for a few weeks, so get in while the jamming is good! This will be the last Monday until March.
Featuring Kumar Shome on guitar, James Wheller on keys, and Gaz Bowen on kit. Come get up and play.
Sign up from 8, play 'til late.

OUR LAST JAM OF 2019!!! Come join us for some yule tide and chill. Featuring the amazing Kumar Shome on guitar, the asto...
15/12/2019

OUR LAST JAM OF 2019!!!
Come join us for some yule tide and chill.
Featuring the amazing Kumar Shome on guitar, the astounding Adam Rudegeair on keys, and awesome Ben Charnley on drums. Sign up from 8, play until late. Have yourselves a merry little Christmas.

Happy Summer! The bi-monthly music party continues this Monday with Steve Allingham on drums, Hong Yang on keys and Alex...
01/12/2019

Happy Summer! The bi-monthly music party continues this Monday with Steve Allingham on drums, Hong Yang on keys and Alex Yarosh on guitar in the house band for your accompaniment pleasure. Bring an instrument and get up and play with the band. Sign up from 8, play 'til late.

The sun is up later, the nights are warmer, the jams are getting juicier. This week we are featuring Steve Grant on keys...
17/11/2019

The sun is up later, the nights are warmer, the jams are getting juicier. This week we are featuring Steve Grant on keys, Alex Hughes on guitar, and Stephen Caruana on drums. Bring an instrument and come have a play. Sign ups from 8, play 'til late. See you there.

HAPPY HORSE DAY! This Monday we have Simon Phillips, Gareth Bowen and James Wheller in the house band. Come have a flutt...
03/11/2019

HAPPY HORSE DAY!
This Monday we have Simon Phillips, Gareth Bowen and James Wheller in the house band. Come have a flutter at the jam that stops the nation. Bring and instrument and get on stage.
1st and 3rd Monday of every month at Bar 303 from 8 'til [very] late.

Melbourne's favourite open jam session is back again, featured as part of Darebin Music Feast. This week our house band ...
20/10/2019

Melbourne's favourite open jam session is back again, featured as part of Darebin Music Feast. This week our house band includes the amazing and wonderful Bailey Judd on guitar,Jo Abbott on keys, Nathan Power on drums. Sign up from 8, play 'til late. Entry by donation. Bring an instrument and come get involved.

Springtime. Daylight Savings. Open Jam Session. Get. On. It. Adam Rudegeair on keys, Ben Charnley on drums and Tim Agius...
07/10/2019

Springtime. Daylight Savings. Open Jam Session. Get. On. It. Adam Rudegeair on keys, Ben Charnley on drums and Tim Agius on bass. Sign up from 8pm. Bar 303, Northcote

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The Next Jam should be on Dec. 21st. I will be there :-).
Hi Owen, are things opening up for you guys 🙏🏼
Is the Yarra Banks Jam night back on this Tuesday Nov. 2nd?
Hi, Folks, I'm intending to run some online seminars on basic music theory later this year: things like what is a major scale, what is a minor scale, what chords belong with what keys and why, and how you change the key of a piece. I'm looking for a few "guinnea pigs" who want to participate in a zoom seminar while I test what material people need to undertand these things. I'm also testing out the Trybooking system. So I wonder if there are a few people who would like to have a one hour seminar for $5 on the above topic. I'm targetting Sunday morning 16 May at 10 am. You'll get a set of power point slides in advance which will be a cut-down version of the slides I use in the seminar, to help you make notes. I have done one 'test run" and refined the slides. now I would like to have a second trial. Who is interested please?
Hello. Is there anyoneone out in the northern suburbs who likes Leonard Cohen and would like to do leonard Cohen covers? I live in macleod and play a classical guitar restrung to a ukulele tuning.
Life doesn’t get any better - thanks Owen for being such a wonderful driving force ...🎹🎺🎼😎👍
Still no Yarra Banks Jam session? This is an outrage!
WE must be getting closer to restarting the Yarra Banks Jam. The Premier of Vic. has announced further easing of plague restrictions.....as of 7/12/20
Another Monday , another 4 weeks of Orwellian Police state of Emergency laws in VIC. called by Chairman Dan. When oh when will the jam be back on?
When will the jam be back on?
I miss the jam sessions!.I hope they can restart by June esp. if there is 30 or less people indoors kind of rule for small bars.
I rocked up there this evening Monday 16.3.20 with instruments in hand. The bar tender at Bar 303 said "NO GO with the Jam session, it is cancelled". It is time to go bush for a while. This "cancelled due to the pandemic" is becoming total bo****ks!
Is the jam on tonight?
✨ WHAT'S ON - MON 21 OCT ✨ Canberra based composer Robin Casinader is performing at Open Studio with Kaye Louise Patterson + Rosie Westbrook. Get spiritual at Monday Night Mass or head to Bar 303 where Yarra Banks Jam hosts the best jam in town! FULL SCHEDULE 👉 https://musicfeast.com.au/darebin-music-feast-2019-monday-21-october/