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B Jamba is our popular community drumming band, with a loyal core of players from all over North Cumbria. We come in all ages, with a friendly family feel, which we call BJambily.

We are currently full but have a waiting list. People who want to join, or drum in a less performance-based way, can attend our newcomers group led by Jilly Jarman at BlueJam Arts Space.

Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm £4

We now have about 20 new players enrolled, mostly adults, but all ages really welcome, of any level of experience or confidence.

We play with muted drums so no need for earplugs unless you want to.

We are very friendly and do actually do quite complicated patterns but there are always easy options and the main thing is to enjoy it and if you play a different rhythm from someone else it doesn’t matter!

Some people join in order to move on to the main B Jamba performance band, but some are happy to stay with this group.

We are starting a new horn/melody group to work alongside the drummers to create a festival band.

Here are some excerpts from our sessions!

We worked out our own patterns to this tune of Jilly’s – Muevete.
Giving a samba/folk fusion feel with this improvised piece
You can also book a session for your group of friends or as a workplace team R&R – just get in touch!