Blues Education

The WNY Blues Society is committed to "Keeping the Blues Alive" with numerous educational opportunities for the community to engage in.  It is our hope that these programs will continue to inspire and grab the attention of younger generations in order to continue the legacy of America's oldest music genre.  


A Monthly gathering offering new Blues players of all ages an unique opportunity to hone their skills through workshop and performance components lead by professional Blues musicians.  

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is hosted at a local venue October through May providing new Blues Musicians a live performance experience. To all of our Am-Jam patrons, Thank you for your making the 2017-2018AM JAM a huge success at our home at Rafferty's! We will see you in October 2018 to celebrate more AM JAM in our 26th year! Stop in the Third Saturday of each month 2pm-5pm @ Rafferty's to see it in action! Stay tuned to our FACEBOOK PAGE for event updates!


For more info on AMJAM please contact support@wnyblues.org


Reaching over 20,000 students, the BITS program introduces the Blues to students and staff, from Pre-K to college.  Programs are designed to be interactive, vary from interdisciplinary groups to classrooms, and range from concert assemblies and lectures to story telling, lyric writing and history.  Workshops give students an opportunity to build and/or play musical instruments.  Programs can be aligned to school curriculum and are presented by professional Musician educators.

Click here to contact the WNY Blues Society to schedule a BITS program.


In conjunction with and as a continuation of our BITS programming in the community, this FREE program provides an opportunity for youth specifically under the age of 21, to learn and perform the Blues with some of WNY's top Blues musicians in an environment conducive to learning.  For more information on Youth Mentoring email support@wnyblues.org



Workshops, musical performances and musical experiences are presented as a therapeutic vehicle to rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, youth camps, senior facilities and more.  Programs are tailored to the specific audience, presented by professionals, and coordinated by the Education Committee and the individual agency.  If you are interested in bringing a Blues Educational experience to your organization, please click here to contact us for more information.


If you are interested in becoming more involved with our Blues Education programming as a Educator or volunteer, click here.