What is SuperJam?
In Episode 1, artists and producers look back to the formative days of the now legendary SuperJam, and tell the story of how the musicians and songs were selected. We’ll join the band for the first hours of rehearsal as their dynamic begins to form and the group starts to learn the material. A sneak peak backstage (see above) shows the artists in the last few moments before the monumentally challenging concert while tens of thousands of fans eagerly await in front of the stage. This episode culminates with Jim James singing John Lennon’s ”Instant Karma,” a perfect way to our eight part Rock & Soul SuperJam series.
With each episode of the Rock & Soul SuperJam documentary, we’ll be releasing exclusive photos taken by Danny Clinch from rehearsals, backstage and the big show. Here’s the first set:
The SuperJam crew celebrates a triumphant night backstage!
The source of Jim James’ beautiful guitar tones…
Jim James, front and center… sort of.
With just 3 days of rehearsal, the Rock & Soul SuperJam band pulled off quite the coup.
Michael Winslow, the man of 1,000 voices, waits in the wings to do his best rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s National Anthem from Woodstock ’69 to kick off the Rock & Soul SuperJam at Bonnaroo 2013.
What better way to celebrate the release of Ep. 1 then some animated GIFs from our SuperJam footage?
Guitar/Vocals: Jim James
Guitar/Vocals: John Oates
Bass/Vocals: Larry Graham
Vocals: Brittany Howard
Drums/Vocals: Zigaboo Modeliste
Percussion: Cyro Baptista
Guitars/Vocals: Carl Broemel
Sousaphone/Tuba: Ben Jaffe
Saxophone: Clint Maedgen
Trumpet: Mark Braud
Trombone: Ronell Johnson
Vocals: Lee Fields
Keyboards/Organ: Kevin McKendree
Saxophone/Horn Arrangements: Jim Hoke
Bass: Steve Mackay
Additional Bass: Alana Rocklin
Background Vocals: Wendy Moten
Background Vocals: Bekka Bramlett