Ken J. Kubota

is creating JHMJams Music Videos

Select a membership level

JHM Solo level

$8
per month
Welcome to our jam fam! You get access to my insight journals I write up for each one of our covers. They include my thoughts and process of how I created the video!

JHM Duo level

$10
per month
This is the part where I’ll give you a shoutout in the outro video and include your name in the credits of the description!

Plus previous reward

JHM Trio level

$25
per month
You’ll have access to each high quality WAV audio file of our covers. This way you can import it into your favorite music listening app and not deal with the YouTube ads or the outro video portion! If you want one of the older ones, just shoot me a message.

Plus previous rewards

24

patrons

About Ken J. Kubota

Welcome to my Patreon page!


Who am I?

My name is Ken, and I’m a NYC based classical cellist who loves pizzicato. I did both my undergraduate and graduate studies at Juilliard, but you’ll notice that I never play classical music in any of my videos. I wanted to do something refreshing to take a break from my usual classical life. I found a way to combine many of my passions in life: spending time with my friends, playing chamber music, and listening to pop & jazz. The result? JHMJams.

What is JHMJams?

JHMJams is a short and casual music cover series that happens every Tuesday and Friday on my Instagram (@kenjameskubota) and YouTube (@JHMJams) [edit: after doing 500 videos with that schedule, now I'll reduce down to once a week]. I get together an original selection of my super talented musician colleagues, who have or are pursuing degrees from some of the most prestigious music schools across the country, like Juilliard, Curtis, Manhattan School of Music, and more. Our covers are not pre-arranged, so it’s all by ear: no sheet music required. I’m always looking for new configurations of instruments, so you’ll often see someone new and hear a configuration of instruments you’ve never heard before. We have a lot of fun making these covers, and it’s my way of reminding myself and others not to lose the joy in music making.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a unique platform to support creators like myself through patronage. You have an opportunity to become my patron by pledging a small amount of money every month for me to continue creating pieces of content. Patreon is not like a crowdfunding site where people donate a larger chunk of money once to support a big project. You get to see me grow with your help from content to content, which makes it a much more personal experience for both of us!

Should you choose to become my patron, there are rewards for each tier, such as being able to have access to my insight journals, get a shoutout in the credits, download our music, and have a live one-on-one Q&A session! 

You can pledge as little as $1 per month, You can also opt out at any time as well!

Why am I on Patreon?

With Patreon’s help (you!), I want to compensate for all the musicians’ time and travel. We’ve made hundreds of videos already just by hanging out and jamming, but I want to continue to up the quality of the videos and music. Of course, I invite world-class musicians, so there’s only so much I can ask them to do for free. With enough of a budget, I can pay all of the musicians and create even more intricate, fun, and polished arrangements, while still keeping the magic together of casual improv and jamming.

Goals
47% complete
Get better equipment to upgrade our video quality!
2 of 3
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 357 exclusive posts
34
Audio releases
1
Image
26
Links
83
Writings
213
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 357 exclusive posts
34
Audio releases
1
Image
26
Links
83
Writings
213
Videos

Recent posts by Ken J. Kubota

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits