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

Introducing Scott County JAMS!

Scott County JAMS – A Crooked Road / JAM Program: A Traditional Music Program for Youth Starts in Gate City Beginning on September 16th, students in grades 4 through 8 in Scott County schools will have the opportunity to learn the traditional music of the region in a new after-school program at Shoemaker Elementary School in Gate City. The program, known as Scott County JAMS – A Crooked Road / JAM Program, will provide interested students with instruction on fiddle, banjo, or guitar from...

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Summer Fun in Happy Valley!

So many of the JAM and YAM programs have been busy this summer with day camps. It is great to keep the kids involved and interested throughout the summer. Check out what Caldwell JAM is up to in August! Click on the flyer to go to their website. Stay tuned for more reports from Haywood County (NC) JAM Camp, the TAM YAM Camp in South Carolina, and more!

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