All of us at JAMinc share deeply in the concern over the spread of the Coronavirus and its unprecedented impact on life as we know it. Especially on the touring musicians who grace our stages and enrich our lives in such a profound way.  The prospect of one’s income being abruptly cut off for weeks or months during what normally is the busiest time of year is heartbreaking. We’ve already had to cancel our March, April and May In Your Ear concerts, although we hope to reschedule these as possible.

We encourage you, as your are able, to support your favorite artists in a tangible, financial way, by buying music and/or merch on their respective websites, or by supporting one of the many collectives that are raising funds for those who make their living making music. Or you could visit our website and click on the “Donate” button and designate a gift to support JAMinc’s ongoing school outreach program.

Since our In Your Ear studio concert series is having to go dark for a while, we urge you to visit our archive at VPM Music where you can stream all 68 of our hour-long public radio shows featuring artists like the Kruger Brothers, Howard Levy, Alison Brown, Justin Kauflin, Wayne Henderson, Mipso, Miramar, Stray Birds, Birds of Chicago, Jonathan Byrd, Eric Stanley, Steve Bassett and the late Robbin Thompson.

JAMinc’s founder Wally Thulin ran video on a wide range of our past Studio A performers and starting today on our Facebook page, we’ll be posting links to some memorable tracks that we hope might help fill the silence until we can work through this difficult time and get back to live music in our intimate space. Be sure to “Like” our page if you’ve not already.

Until then, keep your distance, take good care of each other and keep the music playing.


Tim Timberlake, President