Community Jam Sessions are a collaborative music-making series open to all community members of all ages*.
They happen every first Friday from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at ELA House – 3835 Hale Ave, Louisville, KY 40211-2572
Upcoming Dates: September 6, October 4, November 1
Bring your own acoustic instrument or borrow one (limited supply) and jam out with others!
Space is limited, so
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED.
*Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Hope to see you there!
September 2019 – Gregory Acker is our guest musician facilitator
Gregory Acker is a Community Artist from Louisville, Kentucky, who provides community-building world music workshops and related arts activities for groups of all ages and abilities.
A musician, instrument-builder, and arts educator, he works with Arts in Healing (Kentucky Center), VSA Arts Kentucky (arts for students with disabilities), and numerous churches, community groups, refugee and immigrant service groups, and detention and treatment centers.
He holds an MA in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University (CT), and is a former Peace Corps volunteer in two countries in Africa, with extended study experience in India and Indonesia.
He has taught courses for the University of Louisville, Indiana University Southeast, and Jefferson Community College, and has received grants from the NEA, Southern Arts Federation, Kentucky Arts Council, City of Louisville, Fund for the Arts, and Alternate ROOTS.
He was selected by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation as “one of America’s most skilled and experienced community artists.”
As a performer and organizer, Mr. Acker works with Kuvebo Drum and Dance (West African), and Yapa! (Andean Fusion), and collaborates with many other local and regional artists.