JamFest 7 will take place on March 10 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, Calif., and is open to the public. JamFest was started by Bridges Academy, located in Studio City, Calif., in 2006 as a means to raise money and awareness for MusiCares by bringing students from various schools together to celebrate and share music. The idea of a younger generation showcasing their skills and what they learned from the musicians who have gone before them, while simultaneously raising funds for music people in need, has been a resonant and symbiotic opportunity for all involved. Now, six schools are enthusiastically carrying on the tradition of raising money to help those who had initially inspired their own musical awakening. JamFest is a tradition that is inspiring others and continues to grow each year. For ticket information, visit www.jamfest.us.
MusiCares, in collaboration with Boston AFM and Smiles Programs … the mobile dentists, will host a free dental clinic for music professionals on March 14. Eligible patients will receive a complete dental exam, bitewing X-rays and a dental cleaning free of charge. To qualify, participants must document at least five years of professional music industry experience. All appointments must be scheduled in advance. For more information and to obtain an application, call MusiCares at 877.303.6962.
MusiCares, in partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation and Soriya M. Estes, AuD, will be offering free onsite hearing tests for music professionals attending South by Southwest. MusiCares will be joined by staff from Estes Audiology Hearing Centers, who will perform comprehensive screenings from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on March 15–16.
MusiCares and Norwood Dental Clinic will partner to provide a dental clinic offering dental screenings, teeth cleaning and X-rays to uninsured music professionals in need.
These treatments will be provided free of charge to pre-screened, pre-approved applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Those wishing to take advantage of this service must be able to provide documentation of their work in the music industry for at least five years. If professional music industry experience is less than five years, eligibility can also be determined through credited contribution to at least six commercially released recordings or videos (singles).
Space is limited and appointments are required. Contact MusiCares at 877.626.2748 to schedule an appointment.