I want to express my gratitude to The Herald’s staff, specifically writer Evan Thompson and photographer Olivia Vanni for the article they put together on the band I have the honor of leading – The Inclusion Jam Project (“Can’t play a lick? You can sill jam with these guys at the mall,” The Herald, June 18). The article and accompanying photographs showed us as accurately as anyone could have hoped. We have received many inquiries about our schedule and how people can join in the playing. We have also received offers of some percussion items for younger ones to play along with us.
We are not paid to perform, we do this as volunteers. As mentioned in the story we are in the process of becoming a registered non-profit organization and I wish to publicly express my gratitude for those sponsors who have already stepped up to help us with equipment and other expenses; Snohomish Flying Service in Snohomish who has helped with equipment costs and where we will be playing July 21; Michael’s Espresso and Bubble Tea in the Everett Mall, which has helped with some administrative costs; and Soniphone Records in Everett who has provided musical expertise and helped with studio use for practice.
Again, thank you,
The Inclusion Jam Project