APRIL 2022 Jams

Here’s all the BUMS Inc jams for this month. There were celebrations all around as we finally got to hold our two new jams … new venue for the Northside and in the same week the new jam at Wynnum. You can read all about them in this post A Week Of Firsts!

Westside, Ferny Grove, Northside and Wynnum have dining options so please support our venues by having dinner or a snack and a drink while you are there. Different options for each jam is listed below.

Pimp My Uke Raffle will be drawn at Coorparoo Jam.


6 April – Coorparoo Jam (1st Wednesday)
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Max and set leaders to jam along to some great songs and maybe discover a new favourite.  Last chance to get tickets for the Pimp My Uke raffle, so bring a few dollars…it’s drawn tonight!  Bar open downstairs.

13 April – Westside Jam (2nd Wednesday)m
Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park. Qld 4073.
Jam 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Join Sue and Peter for morning tea 10 am before the jam.
Join Sue & Peter for your mid-week uke fix, playing anything from classics to current hit songs. Ian Phillips is leading a set and the jam will feature some songs from World War 1 & 2 to commemorate Anzac Day.  The café also has a great offer on delicious freshly baked LARGE scones with and cream, and a tea or coffee for just $6.00! Café opens at 10 am for those who like to come early for a chat and morning tea before the jam, and of course lunches are available as well. Nice conference room, and great aircon.

20 April – Ferny Grove Jam (3rd Wednesday)
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove
Jam 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Join Linda Gough and Paul Morris in the function room, for a relaxing low key jam with easy chords, that’s lots of fun. Great if you are Just starting out and a great opportunity for more experienced players to practice their finger style technique. Call the sports club on (07) 3851 1889 to book for dinner. Meals are served from 6:00 pm.

26 April – Northside Jam (4th Tuesday)
Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Zillmere 4034. Carpark and entry from 357 Robinson Road (opposite Meals on Wheels)
*New time* Jam starts 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Peter, Andrew and a host of talented BUMS. Jam starts at 6.30 at our lovely new venue Geebung Bowls Club.
Set leaders for Northside will be

  • Entropics (John Low, Jill Gold, Les Briant and Paul Colch)
  • ABTOJO – Adrian Board, Tony O’Callaghan and Jock O’Callaghan
  • Caroline Haig and friends

The bar will be open and the Green Bowl Bistro will be serving meals between 5.30 and 6.30. They were very popular at the March jam. No need to pre-order but get in quick. Download Menu.

*29 April* – Wynnum Jam ( *one off – usually 4th Friday)
Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Road, Wynnum, Qld.4178
Jam 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Merv, Steve and their crew for this new jam by the bay at Wynnum. At last we can jam at the Bay- come and check it out. BYO drinks (Beer & wine). The Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre has a bistro so you can relax and eat before the jam.  Check out the Waterloo Bay Leisure centre Menu and order your meals by email to Merv Harcourt at . Please order by Tues 26 April or you’ll miss out.
Read the post about the new jam here.

There is no longer a need to book a ticket on Trybooking.

Entry for financial members 2021-2022 is FREE, and all other visitors is $5. Associate members must be accompanied to jams by a paying adult or financial member. All details on membership HERE.

If you are not sure of your current financial status please email our Secretary Peter Grace via . Currently you can renew or join for $25 which covers you to 30 June 2022. A great deal when you can go to as many jams as you want and be eligible for any member discounts for upcoming workshops and events, in addition you can join BUMS Online and get access to all the play-along videos and their song sheets.

You can always find the latest info on our jams on the News & Events page.

New to BUMS Jams?

There is no need to worry about bringing music stands, or printing. All song sheets are projected onto one or two screens. There are breaks so you can grab a drink and support our venues. Often you can come early, and have a meal.

As a beginner, turning up to your first set of jams can seem quite daunting. Misconceptions about jams abound, but they’re generally based on the nature of jazz or folk jams. Ukulele jams are different! There are no rules.

For those who are new to our jams you can find lots of useful tips here on the Jam Survival page.

COVID Guidelines

We haven’t totally got back to the way things were pre-covid, so please keep these directives in mind.
The health and safety of our community is paramount. Please stay home if you are unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, suspect you may have been infected with COVID-19 (including close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19) or been advised by health authorities to self-isolate

  • Be fully vaccinated (easiest way is proof via Check In QLD app)
  • Use the venue QR code to check in
  • Wear your mask on entering, setting up, chatting, walking around basically anytime when not seated. If your BUM leaves the seat put your mask on!
  • Maintain social distancing so chairs are set 1.5m away from each other

Use supplied sanitiser & wipes to

  • clean mics before and after use
  • wipe down any surfaces that have been touched e.g. fan switches, railings, cupboard handles etc.

If you have health issues and are vulnerable, please do not to attend events.

All the current directives can be found in this post COVID Safe Jams which is kept updated.

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