Jason Jam ’08 a Success!

November 4, 2008 by  

Thanks to everyone who could make it out, including Ronnie and Steve. Especially thanks to Steve for joining Rob, Mark, Ronnie and I for some KIX songs to close the show. Even though Steve didn’t have his usual prep time to warm up, he sacrificed himself for the spirit of the Jam!

We raised over $1700 for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland in my brother Jason’s name. If you didn’t make it this year, you missed a great jam with some really great bands – do try to make it next year.

Here’s the set list Rob, Mark, Jim Foltz and I performed:

Houses Of The Holy – Led Zeppelin
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Waiting On The Bus – ZZ Top (with Ronnie Younkins joining us)
Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top (with Ronnie)
Toys In The Attic – Aerosmith (with Ronnie)
Pinball Wizard – The Who
The Real Me – The Who
Space Truckin – Deep Purple

Ronnie and Steve then joined us for a grand finale of a few KIX songs. Check out some video from the Jam.

Houses Of The Holy:

The Real Me:

Space Truckin:

Jason Chalfant Memorial Jam ’08

September 27, 2008 by  

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This year’s Jason Jam is this Sunday Oct. 5th from 3:00-10:00 at:

The Delmar Inn
16715 National Pike
Hagerstown, MD

We ask for a $10 donation and we have t-shirts for $15. All the money collected goes to The Living Legacy Foundation – Donor Family Fund. They facilitate organ donations in the state of Maryland, and helped us when Jason passed and saved 5 lives with his organ donation.

We will have someone from The Living Legacy Foundation at the jam to speak about organ and tissue donation and how one person can make such a difference in many lives.

I could go on and on about this, but I won’t do that here. If you want to be an organ and tissue donor, please talk to your friends and family to let them know. Just putting it on your driver’s license won’t make it so. Your family still has to sign off on it.

The line up for the jam is:

3:00 – THE JACKSON BROTHERS W/ VAN SHOWE
4:15 – FLAT STANLEY
5:30 – LINDA COE
6:45 – RUDY AND THE BLUEFISH
8:00 – JESTER
9:15 – MARK, ROB, JIM AND JIMMY

All these bands are VERY talented. If you haven’t been to a Jason Jam before, you owe it to yourself to come out and check these bands out. I feel so fortunate to know these musicians AND I’m honored that they are willing to donate their time to help me remember my brother Jason.

This event is a BIG HIGHLIGHT of my year. I don’t get to go out and see bands very often and this event fills that void in a big way. These bands range from jazz, R&B, blues to hard rock. There is a wide variety here all in one day, and they’re all amazing.

And then, you have Mark, Rob and Me playing some songs we always liked and never got to play back in the day. We get together with an old friend, Jim Foltz to have some fun. And, this year we have a very special guest. Ronnie Younkins will join us to play a couple songs.

So, I hope you can come out to enjoy some GREAT music and learn a little bit about the importance of organ and tissue donation. If you can’t make it, please just think about donation and if you decide to be an organ and tissue donor, make sure your family knows your decision.

Jimmy

Jimmy on RTB and Rocklahoma

September 4, 2008 by  

This past summer was a lot of fun for me.  We got to play both the Rocklahoma and Rock The Bayou festivals and I got to catch up with some old friends, like Fred Coury of Cinderella and AJ Pero of Twisted Sister.

Even though Cinderella wasn’t able to play Rocklahoma due to Tom Keifer’s throat problems, it was great to see Fred play with Lynch Mob.  He’s as solid as ever, even with just one week of rehearsals with them.  He sounded awesome.

Jimmy and Fred Coury from Cinderella (Lynch Mob) at Rocklahoma

Jimmy and Fred Coury from Cinderella (Lynch Mob) at Rocklahoma

What can I say about Twisted Fuckin’ Sister.  I was so excited when I found out they would be playing the same day we were at Rock The Bayou.  They’re always a lot of fun and they rocked harder than any band I saw at either festival.

Jimmy and AJ Pero of Twisted Sister at Rock the Bayou in Houston

Jimmy and AJ Pero of Twisted Sister at Rock the Bayou in Houston