DownToJam was founded by Shaan Singha, Neil McWilliam, and Troy Fullerton at the start of 2014.
We're musicians, music lovers, and DownToEarth dudes (we're clever, too, eh?). Oh, and we're also Canadian. DownToJam is based out of Toronto, Ontario, with an office in Moncton, New Brunswick.
As musicians, we've experienced firsthand some of the challenges in finding compatible musicians. And that goes for any type of musical project with which we've been involved. In various bands, we've faced challenges in recruiting bandmates that fit in nicely, both on stage and off. As jamming hobbyists, we've faced challenges in finding musicians at the same playing level and with similar musical interests. These and other challenges piled up until finally we asked ourselves an important question:
What is it the music community needs in order to help alleviate the headache in finding the right musicians?
Well, we believe the music community needs a social network that brings together musicians from all over the world; a place where people with different voices and cultural experiences can connect and influence one another. We need a platform to showcase our talents, our interests, and our ambitions. We need a one-stop shop for buying, selling, or trading gear, auditioning for bands, and sharing insight into the vast universe of music. And we believe the service should be free.
This is why we created DownToJam. We're confident you'll find your musical match on our website, and we're more than happy to help you make that connection.
Shaan, Troy & Neil
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