The Local 257 monthly jam went to a new format in March 2017. Jam reorganizer John Mattick said he sees the event as a way to “get the musician and songwriter communities together and create a networking opportunity.” Lee Warden and Scott Metko, along with Mattick, are ring-leading the event, with help from John Donahoe. Mattick explained how the event works: “I encourage songwriters to send me MP3s or links to their songs online — such as on Sound Cloud — I am also willing to write charts for up to 10 songs. I will then circulate the songs and charts online among the interested musicians who would like to participate in the jam,” Mattick said.
Songwriters who already have charts should bring eight copies of the song to the jam. The event is open to musicians and songwriters alike — members and nonmembers. The next Monthly Jam is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m.