Category: News & Notes


JAMinc receives donation on behalf of Lucy Dacus

The donation from the Newport Folk Festival Foundation will support JAMinc’s school outreach efforts.

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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes at RIFF on April 28, 2019

JAMinc is pleased to be partnering with the Richmond International Film Festival to present the screening of BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES.

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Talking with WRVA’s John Reid

Tim Timberlake talks up JAMinc with WRVA’s morning news host. Have a listen.

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Vote for JAMinc at In Your Ear

Last year JAMinc fans voted us one of the best Live Music Series in RVA in Style Weekly’s Best of Richmond feature. Get your vote in by 5pm on March 15, 2019!

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It’s been another great year!

On behalf of our board of directors, let me extend sincere season’s greetings and our thanks for your support of our efforts over the past year, in whatever way that might have come.

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A special concert with the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura Nov. 15

JAMinc board member Samson Trinh, who is a music educator at the Steward School, is excited to announce that The Steward School will host The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura for a city-wide performance at The Carpenter Theater on Thursday, Nov….

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The 2018 Scott Street Five String Finals

The Scott Street Five String Finals

JAMinc hosted The Scott Street Five String Finals at the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival.

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Robbie Schaefer’s Full Set Available Now!

Robbie Storyteller

Singer, songwriter, storyteller, humanitarian Robbie Schaefer joined us for a very well-timed performance at In Your Ear on November 11th, the Friday after our long and exhausting election season.

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2nd Annual Scott Street Five String Finals Results

To honor the memory of original JAMinc board member, distinguished attorney and dedicated banjo player Scott Street, who we lost in February of 2015 to cancer, we’re excited to announce the 2nd annual edition of our banjo competition for young players. And this year, there will be two divisions and two sets of finalists…for bluegrass/Scruggs-style players and for clawhammer/old time players.

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So long, Songbird

Boat called Songbird

Robbin Thompson lost his 15-year fight with cancer late Friday night. He was at home with family and friends. Virginia – and the world really – lost too. He endured many lengthy treatments, with devious side effects, but rarely if ever complained. By all accounts, he faced his illness with courage and his well-known sense of humor. In a newsletter this year he talked about the battle and his decision to take another shot at beating cancer.

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