The United We Band (UWB) Jam Session and Showcase is one of The Artists United’s (TAU) Main Events. It was designed to create a platform and social environment for the intermediate and professional individuals to apply the knowledge obtained through our courses, seminars, and mentoring programs.
Utilizing multiple components of production, TAU created an event to set a standard for live event productions and artist showcasing. Combining the facets of performance, instrumentation, sound engineering, lighting, video production, photography, marketing and promotions, UWB creates an environment to enlighten, uplift and inspire all who attend. It is one of the many opportunities for our community to showcase the knowledge and principles learned from The AU Seminars, Courses, and Classes. This event provides inexpensive opportunities for inner city youth and adults, to learn and express themselves through art.
Our Jam Sessions are social gatherings and communal practice sessions. This is where intermediate and veteran artists/musicians have a forum to build camaraderie, work as a team, network, and learn from each other’s experiences. This is also a place where they learn more about the business side of the entertainment industry as well as showcase their talents to the public. This event can be viewed anywhere in the world. It is digitally recorded and streamed live to the World Wide Web on www.AUTV.tv (TAU’s 24/7 Internet programming channel). It can also be found on www.theartistsunited.com.
TAU’s efforts travel further than the stage. Recent research has shown that the absence of arts and culture in our schools, homes and communities is a direct link to economic failure, crime and low productivity (TAU Survey, 2009). Through this event we Bridge the Gap between young and old.
The United We Band Live Jam Session is a leading showcase of talent for Philadelphia and the region. This event consists of world-renowned veteran entertainers and professionals that have chosen TAU as their vehicle to “give back” to the community on a regular basis. They are our teachers, leaders, and power elite of this movement. They empower and train individuals to grow in their respected fields and inspire them to become the new wave of leaders of the entertainment industry. Doing so, we establish a positive cycle that helps to preserve arts and culture in our community. United We Band Together to Better our Tomorrow!