Gem Jam Tucson Debuts

Gem Jam Tucson 2009 will bring together musicians and music lovers within the jewelry industry for an evening of live music, fun, and relaxation on Feb. 5 during the Tucson show.

Lead by retailer Gary Gordon, gem dealer Gerry Manning, and designer Paul Klecka, nearly 20 musicians have registered to play at the event and a large number of fans have pledged to attend to listen and cheer them on.

Gem Jam Tucson 2009 serves as an opportunity for musicians within the jewelry industry to take the stage and play together in a minimally structured environment, make music, and enjoy a casual evening in the company of fellow industry members.

Proceeds from Gem Jam Tucson 2009 will benefit the Jewelers For Children and the jam is completely endorsed and supported by the American Gem Trade Association. Sponsors include MVI Marketing, Stuller, Gemagine Inc., BAH Design, Diamond Nexus, and Dazor.

Since registration has been strong, musicians are encouraged to sign up early to ensure their place on stage as there will be a limited number of spaces available. Musicians may register at

Conceived, developed, and produced by Jack Malinowski and Marty Hurwitz, Gem Jam Tucson 2009 will take place at The Hut, which is located in downtown Tucson at the corner of 4th avenue and 8th streets begin at 9 p.m. and continue until closing. The location is central to all industry shows and hotels.

For additional information and to sign up to jam, visit the Gem Jam Tucson 2009 Web site at