The Corner COVID-19 Crew
A few dedicated musicians started to meet weekly at an undisclosed public location to participate in a COVID "flash gig" jam session. Led by Bill Freed, local musicians from Maryland, Virginia and the Washington DC area gather to play jazz standards for an hour or so - then we all pack up and leave. We started with four musicians and NO BASS. If it appears that we're playing outdoors in some random place, you're right. This website is dedicated to tracking highlights of our band, the Corner COVID Crew (or Triple C).
WHAT WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE AS COVID MUSICIANS IS SIMPLE:
bring the minimal gear needed to play music
focus on listening and playing with a smaller group (helps to practice a bit too), and
have fun but don't get in trouble for attracting a crowd
We all joked about it initially, but we've committed to vacating our random spot "quickly" if we ever attract too much of a crowd and are asked to leave. Fortunately that has not happened yet. This blog post that speaks about that subject a bit: Playin' then Runnin' before the cops can grab us!
Keep an eye on this page for updates regarding Triple C:
Corner COVID Crew Members
Bill Freed, Kim Holly, Franklin Wade, Fitz Mason, Steve Blau, Greg Reeves, Darrell Dunning, Tony Lunsford,
Mike Weber, Wil Cameron, Robert Acton, David Arthur, Kwame Amponsem, Pete Reppert, Bob Acton,
Eric Worthy, Terry Parham, and other very cool musicians...
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Corner COVID Crew Photo Galery
To keep all the musicians safe during the pandemic we all follow some pretty specific guidelines in order to achieve proper social distancing during our COVID jam sessions. Everyone voluntarily abides by the following rules:
All musicians are to bring their own instrument, stand, seat, etc.
If there are several musicians present we will take turns, 4 to 6 musicians at a time.
The pavement is marked where musicians should stand (H=horns, K=keys, G=guitar, B-Bass, D=drums)
Wear a mask unless you are playing a horn. Horn players will be spaced 12 feet to be extra careful.
As always, stay least 10 feet apart at all times and do not share equipment or any materials.