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The Broken Ridge Jazz Hands (formerly the Breckenridge Jazz Hands) are a Blaseball team in the Awful Evil division of the Evil Conference.
During the Discipline Era, the Jazz Hands originally competed in the Chaotic Evil division of the Evil League. After the passing of the High Filter decree during the Season β5 Elections, the Jazz Hands were placed into the Wild High division of the Wild League, where they played for the remainder of the Discipline Era and entirety of the Expansion Era. They have been part of Internet League Blaseball since Season AA, having previously competed in Ultra League Blaseball.
Following Fall Ball, the Jazz Hands were placed into the Awful Evil division of the Evil Conference.
For the Breckenridge Jazz Hands' roster as of Season β24, see the Beta Jazz Hands
For a list of all former players, see Category:Former Breckenridge Jazz Hands Players.
Current Player History (Seasons 1-Present)
|FB 01 00||-||Qais Dogwalker||🚤||Fall Ball|
|FB 01 01||Edric Tosser||Fell to||🚤||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 02 00||Russo Slugger||Fell to||🗣️||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 02 01||Donia Dollie||Fell to||💋||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 02 02||-||Erickson Sato||🍗||Fall Ball|
|FB 03||-||Albert Stink||📱||Fall Ball|
|FB 04||-||Sigmund Castillo||🌞||Fall Ball|
|FB 05 00||Hernando Winter||Fell to||📱||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 05 01||-||Tyreek Cain||🔥||Fall Ball|
|FB 06 00||Dervin Gorczyca||Fell to||🌹||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 06 01||Elijah Valenzuela||Fell to||🏝️||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 06 02||-||Bonk Jokes||✨||Fall Ball|
|FB 07||-||Jesús Koch||✨||Fall Ball|
|FB 08 00||Cote Rodgers||Fell to||🍬||Fall Ball||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|FB 08 01||-||Jordan Hildebert||👟||Fall Ball|
|FB 09||-||Evelton McBlase II||📱||Fall Ball|
|FB 10||-||Stephanie Donaldson||🏝️||Fall Ball|
|01 01 00||-||Bud Dragovic||👐||Newly hatched||Generated at start of season to fill active roster|
|01 01 01||-||Rusty Chavez||👐||Newly hatched||Generated at start of season to fill active roster|
|01 01 02||-||Waldo Sudchai||👐||Newly hatched||Generated at start of season to fill active roster|
|01 01 03||-||Kitfo Goodwyn||👐||Newly hatched||Generated at start of season to fill active roster|
|01 18||Baby Doyle||Fell to||🌹||Horizon||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|01 24||Spears Rogers||Fell to||📱||Horizon||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|01 28||-||Spears Nolan||🗣️||Horizon|
|01 29 00||August Sky||Fell to||🍬||Horizon||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|01 29 01||-||William Boone||👟||Horizon|
|01 45||Siobhan Chark||Fell to||🥧||Horizon||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era. Knocked Chet Takahashi into the Pies' Shadows.|
|01 73||-||Tyler Leatherman||🔥||Horizon|
|01 81||Wyatt Pothos||Fell to||🌮||Horizon||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|01 82||-||Daniel Benedicte||🎸||Horizon|
|02 09||Yams Sokol||Fell to||🥩||Horizon||Was on the Jazz Hands' roster at the end of the Expansion Era|
|02 83||Sigmund Castillo||Joined||🕵️||Can't Lose|
|02 84||-||Sigmund Castillo||🕵️||Can't Lose|
|02 88||Sigmund Castillo||Joined||🥩||Can't Lose|
For more detailed Season Results, check out the Breckenridge Jazz Hands' Season Results Hub.
The Coronation Era (Seasons 1 to Present)
|1 - The Return(s)||42||42-48||Entered Party Time after Game ??||The Jazz Hands were affected by the NEW Open the Forbidden Book Decree and received a blessing.
|2 - Official Review||49||49-41||Entered Party Time after Game 88||Received no blessings.|
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Know more about the Jazz Hands' history? Add it at Breckenridge Jazz Hands/History!
The Jazz Hands home games are played in a stadium known as The Pocket. Regardless of the weather outside the stadium, inside of The Pocket it is always snowing. The Pocket has many facilities, including a Smithy, a coffee shop and bar named both The Drip and The Curtain Call, and a radio station named The Pocket Radio.
Many of the Jazz Hands play at least one musical instrument. Instruments were originally chosen through a mysterious process referred to by such names as "The Instrument Selection Ceremony," "The Choosing," or "That One Thing with the Bolter, You Know, that Thing a Lot of Us Did when We Joined." Though the process itself was no secret, the fact it was facilitated by Agan Harrison meant that few remembered any details. Recordings of Harrison explaining the process turn to static, further obscuring the procedure despite vague memories of ███ willingness to explain. What was known is that players joined Harrison at Bolter's instrument collection outside of town, which contains a version of every known instrument, and more than a few unknown instruments. When they returned to Breckenridge, they had an instrument and were capable of playing at least the fundamentals.
During the time of the original instrument selection process, players and fans who wished to improve their musical ability in a formal setting were able to attend a local music school with no name. Few report any memories of their time in class, but all who attended noticeably improved their playing as a result.
After the departure of Agan Harrison to the Chicago Firefighters, the original selection process was replaced by a process in which new players jam with their new teammates at the Bolter's instrument collection until they find an instrument that suits them. With this new process also came the tradition of fleecing new players for a non-existent instrument fee, though not all Jazz Hands players support this tradition.
Moist Talkers Rivalry
The team is in an official rivalry with the Canada Moist Talkers ever since Season β2, when the Jazz Hands and Moist Talkers ended the season with a tied win-loss ratio. The contract to make the rivalry official was signed by █████ representing Breckenridge and ████████ representing Canada. Neither has been seen since.
In their rivalry, the Jazz Hands invoked a curse upon the Moist Talkers, declaring that they shall suffer "The Dry Silence." What exactly the Dry Silence is, how it would affect the Moist Talkers, or if it has already taken place, is unclear.
In a series of threads after the Season β5 Elections, the Moist Talkers and the Jazz Hands negotiated, instated, and announced a new contract of rivalry. While the previous terms demanded vitriol between the teams, the current contract only demands vitriol during direct match-ups. The rest of the time, the teams are obligated to interact as friendly rivals, and players are permitted to be friends.
Open Mic Night
From the Season β5 Elections through the Season β6 Elections, the Jazz Hands opened its roster in an effort to change up the team's sound, an event now known as the Open Mic Night. The process began with the trade of August Sky for Combs Estes, included 3 Feedback events, and ended with the return of Holden Stanton in exchange for Nagomi Mcdaniel. Fans continue to debate whether the incineration of Randall Marijuana and subsequent rise of Steph Weeks should be considered part of Open Mic Night, or a tragedy that just happened to occur during Open Mic Night. Reviews of the Open Mic Night are mixed; some point to the team's Season β6 playoffs games as evidence that it was, if not beneficial, then at least not as harmful as some suggest, while others cite the team's under-performance in the Season β7 playoffs as proof that it irrevocably harmed the team's chances of success.
See the main article on this topic: Pit
An unknown number of players are in the Shadowy depths of the former orchestra pit, awaiting the call to join the ILB. These players are the source of the instrumental beats that highlight home runs, the Seventh Inning Solo, and the musical accompaniment that plays throughout a Blaseball game. A number of stadium facilities exist within the Pit, far more than should logically be able to fit within the space beneath a stadium. Formerly active shadows work within these facilities as stadium staff known as Stagehands.
After the Jazz Hands were assigned the Arcana XVI The Tower in the Season β11 election, residents of Breckenridge noticed that there was now a tall structure in the town. Known as The Tower, this structure is visible from anywhere in the local area, regardless of viewing direction. Players on the Jazz Hands roster find themselves more aware of The Tower than normal residents do.
The Thursday Blues
During Season 13, the Jazz Hands suffered a dreadful series of mishaps their fans have come to refer to as the Thursday Blues.
- Day 43 - Pitcher Combs Estes had an Allergic Reaction, reducing their combined stars from 9.7 to 5.3
- Day 64 - The Jazz Hands' Lineup and Rotation were shuffled in a devastating Reverb. Pitchers Combs Estes, Lowe Forbes, and Campos Arias were moved to the hitting lineup, and hitters Conrad Vaughan, Kathy Mathews, and Holden Stanton were moved to the pitching rotation. While Conrad Vaughan adapted well to pitching, all other players who switched were substantially worse in their new positions.
- Day 68 - Star pitcher Wyatt Pothos had an Allergic Reaction, reducing her combined stars from 17 to 12.8
- Day 72 - Hitters Elijah Valenzuela and Combs Estes has their blood drained by Knight Triumphant. Elijah's batting stars were reduced from 1.8 to 0.9, and Combs' Baserunning stars were reduced from 1.6 to 0.7
- Day 84 - Hitter Stephens Lightner had an Allergic Reaction, reducing their combined stars from 8.2 to 4.
- Day 98 - a Rogue Umpire incinerated hitter Combs Estes, who was replaced by Dervin Gorczyca.
During Season 18, the Jazz Hands experienced several losses, causing new talent to be brought in to round out the cast. The new cast had big shoes to fill, but ultimately became beloved by fans.
- Day 3 - A Rogue Umpire incinerated hitter Tamara Crankit, who was replaced by Zippy DeShields.
- Day 6 - Jazz Hands pitcher Howell Rocha was swapped for Miami Dale pitcher Riley Firewall due to Feedback.
- Day 54 - A Rogue Umpire incinerated hitter Bauer Zimmerman, who was replaced by Lancelot Kane.
From Season β22 to the end of Season β23, the Jazz Hands saw the departure of several original players from the roster, and sent them on their way to new ventures and opportunities after many seasons in Breckenridge. Departures began in Season 22, when Kathy Mathews picked up The Fifth Base, and ultimately ended up with the Seattle Garages. Over the course of Season 23, several players departed via the Phantom Thieves Guild. Campos Arias and Lowe Forbes would ultimately pitch for the Boston Flowers and Stephens Lightner would enter the Shadows of the Hades Tigers. Season 23 was rounded out with the swap of Walton Sports with Hades Tigers player Siobhan Chark due to Feedback. This mass departure of beloved original players became known by fans as the Curtain Call, a final bow before the involved players moved on to new things and a change in scenery.
The team has no coach as the players believe their best blaseball is played when the team is just jamming and not following a plan. This feeling was summed up by Lowe Forbes, saying "blaseball is all about going out there and listening to each other, not some coach".
Campos Arias echoed this point, saying "It's about the groove of it all. About feeling in sync with your players, and riffing off of each other. You can't focus too much on what's happening on the field, you've got to watch for the plays we're not making to really see what's going on." The team refused to comment further as Campos and Lowe had explained it perfectly.
Despite the lack of coach, the team does have a number of staff who work with the team, such as:
- Jimmy Forest, Head Chef
- Oakley Sterling, Groove Evaluator
- Liberty Picante, Kickline Coordinator
- Holly Woodwind, Timekeeper
- Charms, Radio Personality, Recording Studio Manager
- Zee Greenbeans, Pit Druid
- The Station Master, Station Master of The PIT Network
The mascot of The Breckenridge Jazz Hands as of Season β3 is the Breckenridge Slide-Trombone Bolter.
Know more about the Jazz Hands' fan culture? Add it at Breckenridge Jazz Hands/Fan Culture!
The fans of the Breckenridge Jazz Hands are known as the Breckenridge Jazz Hands' Band. They are known for performing the unofficial fight song of the Breckenridge Jazz Hands, the Breckenridge Jazz Hands' Band Stand Chant, which often lasts for hours. More than once, the Breckenridge Jazz Hands' Band have continued the Breckenridge Jazz Hands Band Stand Chant for hours after a game has ended, sometimes continuing the chant until the next game begins, which causes it to begin all over. Fans are also encouraged bring musical instruments to Jazz Hands games, with impromptu music performances often breaking out in the stands.
Fans have also been known to chant "CATCH 👐 THESE 👐 HANDS 👐" and its variant "CAN'T 👐 CATCH 👐 THESE 👐 HANDS 👐" It is currently unknown how fans can vocalize the sound of an emoji. They can also be heard yelling "GET THE JAZZ IN YOUR HANDS" and "GET YOUR HANDS IN THE GAME" as a call and response.
Fans of the Jazz Hands who want to contribute noise but do not play an instrument often wear beaded bracelets or other noisemakers on their wrists so that when they do a jazz-hands motion it creates a loud rattling sound. Onlookers have described the sound as "somewhere between marbles falling down stairs and an army of dancing skeletons."
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Logo by Cobaltcakes.
Jazz Hands uniform design by @TedFallenger (NSFW Twitter).
Logo by Rocketknife
Pride-themed version of the logo by Rocketknife
Official fight song (by MackToTheFuture):
We are here for the Jazz Hands
They're here for the Jazz Hands Band
We're the team you just can't stop
The Commissioner is doing a great job
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