JAMS ABOUT TOWN

This web page provides information about BUMS Inc jams in Brisbane, and other jams run in the greater Brisbane area.

JAM PROGRAMS

Jam programs at each venue follow a similar pattern. A surprise packet of songs is projected onto screens, and led by experienced jam leaders. Members and visitors are encouraged to showcase their talents at jams through open mic performances. Please email open mic requests to songs@brisbaneukulele.com and specify which jam you will be attending.

If you’re new to the ukulele, a beginners’ class is held half an hour before the start of the Coorparoo & Northside jams. The Ferny Grove jam is dedicated to beginners and focuses on a basic chord set (usually Am, C, C7, Dm, D7, E7, F, G, G7).

Hope to see you there. BYO friends & ukuleles!

For those of you who would like to ‘try before you buy’, we have a small number of ukuleles at the Coorparoo venue that we lend to people for the evening.

SONG SUGGESTIONS

We play, share & jam a diverse range of music from traditional ukulele & folk tunes to disco, pop & heavy metal.
Email songs@brisbaneukulele.com to suggest songs you’d like to play or lead at the jams.

BUMS Inc JAM VENUES

For all the latest news on jams and other BUMS Inc events around Brisbane check out our News & Events page .

At BUMS Inc jams we welcome beginners to advanced uke players, those who like to show case their talent at open mics, and those who like to sing along. We play a diverse range of music from traditional ukulele and folk tunes to disco, pop and heavy metal. The jam programs at each venue follow a similar pattern, where we display familiar songs and play and sing along with experienced jam leaders. Between sets, members and visitors entertain us with open mic items.

Email jam song suggestions to songs@brisbaneukulele.com.

Beginners’ workshops are held half an hour before the jam starts at Coorparoo and Northside jams.

BYO friends and ukuleles to:

Coorparoo Jam — 1st Wednesday of the month.
Coorparoo Bowls Club, 32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo
Cost: Free to members, $5 for visitors
Beginners class at 6:30 pm. Jam starts 7:00 pm.

Toowong Daytime Jam — 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Toowong Bowls Club, 59 Gailey Road (cnr Heroes Ave), Perrin Park, Toowong
Cost: Free to members, $5 for visitors
Jam from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Just a 5-7 min walk from Toowong station, or there’s plenty of parking in the grounds.
If you’re not a bowls club member, please remember to sign in at club before each jam.
(Bowls club social membership is $1.00 for life.)
Contact: Sue and Peter: Ph: o7 3378 5938

WE BUMS Jam — 2nd Friday of the month.
NEW VENUE for 2017  Hope St Cafe, 170 Boundary St, West End
Cost: Free to members, gold coin donation for visitors
Jam from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

Ferny Grove Beginners Jam — 3rd Wednesday of the month.
(Check for date changes in News & Events around State of Origin time.)
Back to Ukulele Basics with the evenings led by experienced BUMS musicians.
Ferny Grove Bowls Sport & Community Club, 20 Tramway St Ferny Grove.
Cost: Free to members, $5 for visitors
Jam starts 7:00 pm.

The Scratch Jam — 3rd Sunday of the month.
The Scratch Bar, 8/1 Park Road, Milton
Cost: FREE
Jam from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Northside Jam — 4th Tuesday of the month.
Northern Suburbs Bowls Club, 175 Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights
Cost: Free to members, $5 for visitors
Beginners class at 6:30 pm. Jam starts 7:00 pm


OTHER LOCAL UKE JAMS

Listed in Alphabetical order.

Bribie Island Jam — Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
The group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month and an Open Mic on the 4th Friday.
Bribie Island Library, 1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree, Bribie Island
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you are interested in their newsletter, contact Trisha.
Contact: Trisha Scott trishascott23@gmail.com.

Browns Plains Ukulele Players — Every Monday except school holidays and public holidays
Logan West Library, 69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains QLD 4118
Cost: FREE. Occasional donation required to cover cost of printing songsheets.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm except school holidays and public holidays.
Bring Music Stands, Ukulele.
Contact: George 0408 761 068

Bulimba Ukulele Group (BUGs) — 2nd Tuesday of the month
Senior Citizens Centre – corner Stuart and Barrimul Streets, Bulimba (Bottom end of Memorial Park)
Cost:  $7 (towards room hire)
6:30 pm ’till 8:30 pm
Bring The Ukulele Club Songbook (the grey book). Handouts available.
Contact: Steve 0423 821 967

Bulimba Ukulele Daytime Group (BUDGies)— Meet fortnightly on Thursdays
Senior Citizens Centre – corner Stuart and Barrimul Streets, Bulimba (Bottom end of Memorial Park)
Cost: $6 (towards room hire)
1:00 pm ’till 3:00 pm
For beginners and intermediate. Bring The Ukulele Club Songbook (the grey book). Handouts available.
Contact: George 0408 761 068

Carindale Ukulele Group — Last Sunday of each month
Belmont Scout Hall, 84  Wright Street, Carindale
Cost: $5
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contact: Trevor 07 3345 1318 or info@trevorgollagher.com

Dukes of Uke Club —  2nd & last Saturday of each month  (1st meeting in 2016 is on 30th Jan)
Binary Music Studio, Shop 11 Cleveland Plaza, 48 Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD 4163
Cost: $7.00 per session
10:00 am
Visit the Dukes of Uke website for more details. www.dukesofuke.com

Happy Ukulele Group (HUG) — Every Thursday
Logan Central Library, 26 Wilbur St, Logan Central
Cost: Free
Jam from 10:00 am ’till 12:00 pm
Contact: Pat Le Cotey 07 3801 2552

Moreton Ukulele Club (MUK) — 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month.
Bindawalla Gardens, 134 Eastern Services Rd Bruce Hwy, Burpengary
Cost: $2 members, $4 visitors, $5 membership
Beginners’ class starts at 6:30 pm. Jam session starts at 7:00 pm.
Open mic (individuals or groups showcase) starts at 8:30 pm.
Contact: Phil 0412 722 004

Pumicestone Ukulele Group (PUG) — 2nd & 4th Friday of the month
Uniting Church Hall, Webster Street, Bongaree.
Cost: $4 per person to cover hall hire and liability insurance and tea/coffee and bikkies are provided.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Contact: Stu West 0418 726 679

Redlands City Ukulele — 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
Binary Music Studio, Shop 11 Cleveland Plaza, 48 Bloomfield St, Cleveland QLD 4163. Music is provided hard copy/screen.
Everybody welcome, all levels of ability.
Cost: $10.
Time 7:00 – 8:30 pm under the direction of professional musicians
Contact: cilla.wills@yahoo.com or 0422 407 902, or just come along and check us out.
See the Redlands City Ukulele Group Facebook page for more details.
https://www.facebook.com/RedlandsCityUkuleleGroup

Terry’s New Farm Ukulele Group — 2nd Thursday of the month
New Farm Library meeting room, 135 Sydney Street, New Farm
Contact: Terry Halton (07 33581616) or email: thalt@optusnet.com.au

Toowong Third Tuesday Ukulele Strummers (Tutus) — 3rd Tuesday of each month
West Toowong Bowls Club – 17 Bywong St, Toowong
Arrive 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm start. Strumming through until 8:00 pm. All welcome!
Contacts: Max Borchardt 0402 071 483 or mkborchardt@gmail.com, or Judy Haines jodoaus@hotmail.com


See the BUMS Calendar for jam night dates and other events.

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JAMS

Looking for a jam further afield? Check our Uke in Oz page.

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