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

Remembering Tony Rice

Beloved Bluegrass guitarist and musician, Tony Rice, passed away on Friday December 25, 2020. He was known for his headway in the newgrass movement and improvisational style. Tony/s mark on the industry and culture of Bluegrass music has proven significant and will most certainly have a lasting effect on it for years to come. He has left a lasting memory in the hearts and minds of many in the JAM family, and continues to inspire many young budding musicians.

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1976 D-28 Martin Guitar for Sale!

  Thanks to a very generous donor, we are selling this 1976 D-28 Martin Guitar! All of the proceeds will go toward the purchase of student level guitars to be distributed to affiliate programs. For more information, check out the video or contact [email protected]

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WFXR Spotlights JAM

                    This morning WFXR spotlighted Junior Appalachian Musicians in one of their Living Local stories. Program Director, Jim Lloyd sat down with Kianna Price to discuss the program. Click here to watch.

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