John scatting

Scatting

Scat singing as an inclusive technique     In jazz music, scat singing is where the singer improvises a solo using their voice as an instrument.  No words are used, …

Brolly on the beach

Adding Video

Jamming with the Moving Image I’ve been creating a couple of videos to complement our Care Home Jamming Kits tracks.  One for A Walk in the Woods and one for …

playing chimes together

Staff Engagement

The Importance of Front Line Staff Engagement Over the past two years, as we’ve been delivering co-creative sessions and projects alongside people living with dementia in the care home setting, …

writing music

Jamming kits

Refocusing remotely These are challenging times for our projects.  Our projects working alongside people living with dementia have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely and we’re finding ourselves with lots more …

A group of people drawing

Drawing to music

Drawing to my guitar playing  We tried a new approach.  In the second group of sessions with our care home project, four groups of people made sketches while listening to …

image of the sea

A Jamming Moment

Jamming about being at the beach   We had a jamming moment this week in a community project we are doing.  There were eight of us all working together to make …

making collage together

Visual Jamming

The magic of the jam We’ve been jamming visually – working with care home service users and staff to create things together.  We’re taking our jamming approach, so it’s all …

wildflower field

Carers Feedback

Getting the carers perspective  We set up in a room with the tracks playing quietly and invited care staff to pop in and see us for five minutes when they were free.  …