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STORY JAM FAQ

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WHAT IS STORY JAM?

It's a flippin' blast of a show! Story Jam combines personal story with original songs written for each story, played by a smokinhot ten-piece band. Some stories are kinda serious; many are hilarious. Music is played throughout the night, and there are often surprise performances and other fun moments. It's pretty darn entertaining, if I may say so!



WHO ARE THE PERFORMERS?


The storytellers are mostly fantastic local performers recruited from the Chicago storytelling scene. Many of them are Moth Slam/Grand Slam winners. Each Story Jam aims for a diverse line-up of interesting, talented people. Sometimes we simply find folks who *should* be on stage, regardless of awards and experience.



WHAT ARE THE "PERSONALIZED SONGS?"

The stories are sent to me ahead of time before each show. I draw out some of the highlights from the stories, and turn them into tunes! The band learns them ahead of time, and rehearses the day of the show.

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