Free the Jam is an organisation for young musicians that aims to create a safe space to meet up and play. We have loads of fun making some really great music in fantastic music rehearsal studios. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or if you're amazing on your instrument, you can make music with us whatever your ability. We welcome all styles of music, and all musical instruments. 

Free the Jam runs two-hour “jam sessions” where you make up music as you go along - sometimes making up your own music is much more fun than copying other people's. You could even play and jam your favourite songs if you prefer, changing them as much as you like. At the end of the sessions, you get to listen back to what you did because we record all your music to mp3!

As a member of Free The Jam, you are part of a community of young musicians who love trying new things, playing and creating music with friends and other like-minded people.

When you first pick up a musical instrument, you are starting out on an epic journey of discovery. It's a bit like going to an adventure island to learn how to ride rapids, climb rocky mountains, discover parts that no-one else managed to find before and take home some great souvenirs. It's fun, challenging and maybe even a bit scary!

Free The Jam wants your “jam journey” to take you amazing musical places you never thought you could go. From taking part in our Jam Sessions and recording tracks, you can form regular bands, play gigs, go to recording studios, win national certificates and awards, even get your music played on TV! The possibilities are endless. 

Free The Jam will soon be announcing exciting opportunities to perform live at gig nights at Overdrive Studios (our rehearsal rooms) and The Albany in Deptford, and also the chance to attain Arts Awards. We'll also announce other competitions and excursions soon. Exciting times ahead! Please email us at for more...

Next Jam Sessions!

Saturday June 30th, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4pm

Please email or phone to book your place.

NEW VENUE!!! Overdrive Studios Deptford, SE8 4NT.

Email for more information or call/text Jimmy on 07843665547.

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Check out this video from one of our latest Jam sessions!

These talented young musicians put this tune together during one of our two-hour jam sessions, and here's the result!

Visit this showcase again in the future to see more amazing young musicians Freeing The Jam.

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