JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

Taylor Guitar Scholarship for JAM Kids

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, MARCH 14! JAM is extending this special "scholarship" opportunity to all JAM kids (please see PDF below for full information and application).  We have been given a Taylor Guitar and the donors want a special student to gain access to it, so JAM is offering it as a scholarship instrument on loan.  This means the guitar would be available to the child as long as he/she is in a JAM program.  That way, after they go on to graduate, the guitar can go on to another...

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Ashe JAM Offers Extra Jams!

      THIS OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN EXPANDED! Ashe JAM is continuing to offer a great "jam" opportunity to young pickers. Join instructors and master musicians Chris Testerman and Martha Spencer at the Ashe Civic Center in Jefferson on Tuesday evenings, March 1 and March 8 for jamming!

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Holiday E-Newsletter

Click below to view our full holiday e-newsletter and catch up on what is happening in the JAM world!

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