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’s and Friday’s on my Instagram (@kkubota8) and YouTube (@JHMJams). I get together with whoever is available and come up with our own arrangements for pop songs on the spot. Our covers are not pre-arranged, so it’s all by ear with no sheet music. We don’t have set members so you’ll often find a variety of size and combination of instruments. 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 time I create a piece 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 request songs, download our covers, get a dedicated video, or collaborate! Definitely also let me know if there are other rewards you would be interested in. You will also get immediate access to a collection of behind-the-scenes footage the moment you become my patron!
You can pledge as little as $1 per content, and also set a maximum cap per month so you never go over budget. You can also opt out at any time as well!
Why am I on Patreon?
I want to find a way to compensate for all the musician’s time and travel. We’ve made hundreds of videos already, and the musicians have generously donated their time to be part of this project. I eventually want to make this a financially sustainable project for me and my friends, so we can continue bringing you our unique arrangements!