The Listening Bar

2ND MONDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC JAM
KJ Farrell’s, Bellmore
Start your week off with this open mic night hosted by Kenny Forgione & Friends. For interested players, the venue offers a full backline of equipment as well as professional-quality lighting and sound.

11TH ED THE HAT’s OPEN JAM
Duffy’s Ale House, Lindenhurst
Every Wednesday, renowned stickman Ed the Hat hosts this open jam supported by LI music scene veterans Jim Moran and Dave Noyes.

8TH THE E.B.E. JAM
EB Elliot’s, Freeport
If a roadhouse vibe is your thing, don’t miss out on one of the best local blues jams featuring a stalwart cast of players led by guitar maestro, Joe Vicino. It’s all happening Wednesday nights at 8:30.

23RD RICHIE CANNATA’s MONDAY NIGHT JAM
The Bitter End, NYC
Make a point of heading into the city to catch this open mic jam hosted by saxophonist Richie Cannata, former Billy Joel sideman and recent Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee. Each week there’s a revolving mix of top-shelf players like George Panos, Kevin Bregande, Frosty Lawson, Benny Harrison and Jim Moran.

24TH TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Katie’s of Smithtown
Every Tuesday, this rowdy jam night features such Long Island legends as Bobby Rondinelli, George Cintron, Rob Demartino and Fred Piscop.

Liner Notes: Fred Piscop
(keyboards, Tuesday Night Live)
Long Island Pulse: What was the wildest open mic Jam you were ever involved in?
Fred Piscop: The open mic jam sessions hosted by Blue Oyster Cult drummer Jules Radino at Painter’s on Wednesday nights in Brookhaven were legendary.

Johnny Pierre

Local legend Johnny Pierre is a singer/songwriter from Lindenhurst. He performs around Long island with the Americana Blues band the Biscuit Kings. Visit johnnypierre.com to check out his music.