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, …

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 …