Upcoming gigs

  • Sep 19

    Billy Blues Bar & Grill

    Vancouver

  • Sep 22

    Hangar Dance 7

    Boring

  • Sep 23

    Willamette Valley Vineyards Concert

    Turner

  • Sep 26

    Billy Blues Bar & Grill

    Vancouver

  • Sep 29

    Merlins Bar

    Lebanon

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Welcome!

Hello fellow drummers and fans!

Thank you for visiting my site. Check out my calendar and see where I will be playing next..Also you can always catch me every week (when not on the road) at Billy Blues Bar and Grill (Vancouver WA)  on Tuesdays for the weekly (Tuesday Night music showcase) and also on Thursdays (when not out on the road) at the Cascade Bar and grill (Vancouver WA) for the weekly Jam Band PDX hosting the open jam nights. 

Interested in signing up for lessons.. I am open for lessons in my home studio in Vancouver WA. I have open spots on Mondays and Tuesdays. I teach all styles with an emphasis on Funk, R&B and Rock..

Send me a message in the contact section and we can get you set up for lessons..

Summer Tour Schedule 2017¡

It's been a crazy busy summer tour schedule 2017 thus far and will be going into the fall.  Book your tickets now for the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas now! Sept 8th 9th and 10th at the plaza hotel. Check out the complete schedule here also stay tuned for new Austin TX and surrounding area dates to announced soon for Oct and Nov. 

 

New Ty Curtis Compilation release "The Early Years" 

Check out the new Ty Curtis compilation release "The Early Years" featuring Ty's Favorites from his 1st 4 albums. We have been playing cuts off of the "The Early Years" for our summer set list and it has been a blast. With the addition of original bass player Willy Barber and it has been off the hook! Willy is a superb world class player! 

 

New solo studio instrumental/Vocal Album coming out soon! 

Yes I have been working on this new release for about 8 months now as time has permitted between touring and teaching. I have slated the release date for late fall but it will have to be pushed forward to hopefully around the beginning of 2018. Stay tuned for this! 

New students for Fall/Winter schedule. 

Feel free to contact me here on this page if you are interested in signing up for some drum lessons... Beginning to advanced. 

Adult players -Brush up on your skills, learn to read - Learning how to read will open up new opportunities for your learning growth. 

 

 

 

The new Ty Curtis album "Blame Me" is out and it's getting excellent reviews! 

 

For a complete summer 2016 schedule go to the schedule page. Hope to see you out at a Ty Curtis show this summer. 

And as always I will be hosting open mic nights at Billy Blues on Tuesdays (when not on the road with Ty Curtis) and Thursdays at the Cascade Bar & Grill.. Come on out and jam! 

 

Hey Guys and Gals! I am now an exclusive "Soultone Cymbals" artist! I will be using the "Extreme Series" along with a few of the FXO series cymbals. Soultone makes awesome sounding cymbals. Check out my Soultone Cymbal setup at a Ty Curtis Concert near you! 

I will also be using my Soultone cymbals exclusively on my local Portland Or weekly jam nights as well as with other local Portland OR gigs with Jetset Dance Band, Full Zoo, and others. 

New Shows Announced!

Check out the site Calendar for new updated shows for 2015 with Ty Curtis, Jetset, Wiseguys, Full Zoo and more.

Keep a lookout for new shows to be added throughout the year. 2015 is going to be a busy year!

New Ty Curtis CD up for to 20 Blues Rock albums of 2014!

The New Ty Curtis CD "Water Under The Bridge" is up for Album Of The Year in the Blues Rock Category. The top 20 albums will be announced Dec 3rd.  We will keep you posted!

Complete Summer Schedule now up

New Ty Curtis dates, Full Zoo Dates, 5 Guys Named Moe dates, Jake Blair dates, Kurt Van Meter dates and other various Freelance gigs are now posted as well as the usual weekly Cascade Jam Band PDX and Sunday Music Showcase dates.

Some notable dates would be the "Guitars Under The Stars" show.

Location-Cheadle Lake Park Festival Center in Lebanon OR,Ty Curtis, Jennifer Batton, Tony Mcalpine,  Gary Hoey, Pat Travers,Floater... Just to name a few.

The Summer Concert Series at Kathken Vineyards. This is an awesome setting for a summer concerts nestled under the trees. Check the schedule for Ty Curtis Dates and a few Jake Blair Dates.

Also check out the summer park concerts spread throughout the NW with Ty Curtis. It's going to be a fun Summer of music. Hope to see you out at some shows.

 

 

Ty Curtis Shows announced for December plus additional shows

December Schedule with Ty Curtis.

  • December 20thth-Ty Curtis Show at the Half Penny in Salem Or.
    [3743 Commercial Street Southeast, Salem, OR 97302, USA]
  • December 22nd-Ty Curtis Show at Willamette Valley Vineyards-
    [8800 Enchanted Way SE Turner, OR 97392]
  • December 27th-Ty Curtis Show- Jimmy Macs with Special Guest Terry Robb
    221 NW 10th Ave. (between Davis and Everett) 503-295-6542
  • December 28th-Ty Curtis Show [Private Party]
  • December 31st- Ty Curtis Show [New Years Eve show at Chinook Winds Casino
    1501 NW 40th Place, Lincoln City,

Other gigs in December:

  • December 7th- Gig with Dancehall Days- Private Birthday Party in the Pearl for Elizabeth Hilton

 

  • December 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th [Sunday Night Rock & Roll Showcase] with Frank Murray, Bernie Rambo & John Ward
    11600 Se Mill Plain Blvd, Ste F, Vancouver, WA 98684 9:00 to 1:00

 

  • December 5th, 12th 19th and 26th [Jam Band PDX open Jam Night] at the Cascade Bar & Grill
    15000 S.E. Mill Plain blvd Vancouver, WA 98684

For additional information on the Schedule go to www.jerryjacques.com

For more information on Ty Curtis Dates go to www.tycurtis.net

Hope to see you all out at the shows!

Jerry Jacques Instruction Book in paperback and eBook format & DVD to be released Spring 2014-

Working title [Lessons from the Teaching Studio-A Practical Approach for the Working Drummer]  

The Book will cover reading basics, concept of creating a groove and making it feel good (to play relaxed) 

The book will cover various styles of music and cover groove concepts relating to different styles of Music.

The book will also cover not only how to playing a groove to various styles of music but also a very important aspect "I believe" and that is my views on conveying a vibe to go along with the different styles that you will play..

Wait for the Book and DVD to come out and you will see what I am talking about.. Skill, Yes, Being a great player, Yes.....but also about attitude "Vibe" that you convey to your listening audience In the DVD you will see examples from the book as well as a showcase covering all aspects of what I will be talking about in the book.. 

Topics will include:

Basics of groove: from start to finish the groove must go on! if you play a fill that groove must still be in the feel.. don't loose it and then go back to playing the groove.. Remember Less in more. better to error on the side of caution then to error on the side of train wreak!

Learn the various styles: The more styles you know the more you will work. Plain and simple.. Learn the various styles Know the difference between playing a funk groove and a country groove.. I will show example of different styles.

Know the Material: If you get hired to play a gig.. especially an original artist gig.. Take the time to know the artist material.. Inside and Out.. They hired you to do a job so show respect and do your homework.. If it a vocalist you are playing for, take the time to listen to the lyrics and know what the song is about this will help you in expressing the vibe of the tune.

Song Examples: I will play along with some tracks showing examples of different Songs and Styles, Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Funk, Country, Blues and more and explain along the way..

Fills and Thrills: I will unlock my approach to playing a fill and also show and write out a few of my own fills. It's not all about flash but as drummers we have fun and sometimes can't help to bring out the flash once in a while. You have to remember when to use chops and flashy fills.. Remember Chops and flash will not get you hired (playing songs will) but it's nice to have a little flash under the hood to bring out once in a while.. Especially if you are playing a clinic in front of a bunch of drummers.

People Skills: I will discuss this topic and this in some ways might be more important than your playing...To be a working drummer and keep getting hired to play you have to be able to get along with other band mates, you have to have a positive attitude.. Keep your ego at the door... They have to like you regardless of how you play.. They hire you for a gig.. (Say thank you). Show them you are interested in the music and you appreciate the opportunity to work with them. Always have a positive attitude. I will go deeper into this subject in the book and DVD.

 Stay Tuned!!

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