The Westside Daytime jam is now firmly established at Rosemount Community Centre in Sinnamon Park. After a change in venue in late in 2019, the Christmas jam and the first jam for 2020, confirm the popularity of the new location with around 50 players in the crowd.
Sue and Peter Sercombe kicked off a daytime, midweek jam in the western suburbs in 2014. The BUMS Inc Management Committee had received several requests for a regular jam on that side of the city. After a short stint at Indooroopilly and several years at Toowong, the future of the Westside Jam is at Rosemount in Sinnamon Park.
As residents of the Rosemount Retirement Community, Sue and Peter can take advantage of their Community Centre to continue jamming with their established followers. Already, the jam is attracting new players from the surrounding western suburbs.
The Community Centre is on the first floor and has air conditioning, a café for drinks and food, and access by stairs or a lift. Jam goers are welcome to come a bit early or stay on later to sample the offerings from the café.
The jam runs from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month. Music is projected onto a screen as at other jams. It’s a family affair with their daughter Michelle running the computer. Sue and Peter rotate the songs on their set lists and focus on music for the ‘more mature’ player. Sue also takes requests for new songs to be added to their repertoire.
Open mic spots are available, and Lesley Allan, Noel Bowers, Salli Chmura, Chan Hoo, Angela McGrath and Peter Ransom are just some of the regulars who have taken the opportunity.
The Westside Daytime jam is at the Rosemount Community Centre, 620 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park, Queensland 4073. Feel welcome to use the drop-off area in front of the Community Centre, but please park along Seventeen Mile Rocks Road. The jam is free to BUMS Inc members, and costs $5 for visitors.
For more info, please contact Sue and Peter on 07 3378 5938.
Thank you to Loraine and Russell Wallace, newcomers to BUMS, who agreed to provide information for this article. Loraine said everyone was very welcoming, the venue was great, the music was fun, and the Belgian chocolate slice was delicious.