Common Ground on the Hill Jam Classes

with instructor Christopher James 



Location: Common Ground on the Hill office in the basement of Thompson Hall on the McDaniel College Campus

Click HERE for campus map. Thompson Hall is #35 on the map, at the bottom of the page.

Common Ground on the Hill is excited to offer these classes during the "school year!"  Consider taking these group classes as a way to stay in good musical form, to get ready for the myriad of summer offerings at Common Ground on the Hill in July.  Christopher James is a wonderful teacher.  You will have fun and play some good music!

Walt Michael, Executive Director
Common Ground on the Hill


About the Instructor

Christopher James  Passion, hope, and energy are at the heart of Christopher James' music which is steeped in the Blues tradition. While still in his teens Christopher headed south to live in the land where blues began performing with various blues groups from Clarksdale, Mississippi to Dallas, Texas.  Returning to Maryland James founded his own group, won the Baltimore Blues Society's Blues Challenge, was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, released five albums and received two Wammie nominations from WAMA for Best Blues Recording and Best Blues Vocalist. WC Handy award winner Guy Davis says "Christopher James is amongst the best pure musicians that there are. There’s nothing he can’t do!”  The Maryland State Arts Council presented Christopher James with the highly competitive Individual Artist Award for his CD When the moon gets high tonight: The Blues Mandolin Experience, recorded with Grammy nominated producer Professor Louie and featuring Christopher's mandolin playing. Through teaching, recording, writing and performing Christopher Singing Hawk James shares his hope, excitement and passion for music and its endless possibilities.

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