JAM SESSION

. . . IN THE NORTHWEST KC METRO AREA


CALENDAR

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INFORMATION

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(1) List of Music

DOWNLOAD: LIST OF SELECTED WORKS PDF
(CLICK WORK TITLES FOR INFORMATION)

(2) Instrumental Parts


DOWNLOAD: “C” Instruments Packet PDF



VARIOUS JAZZ RESOURCES

READ: Jazz Artistry Now

WHAT IS A JAZZ JAM SESSION?

TOP 4 TIPS FROM BRENT VAARSTRA: Ever wondered if you’re “ready” to go play at a jazz jam session or start playing jazz gigs? Or maybe you’ve been doing these but feel uncomfortable socially or even with your playing. In this video, I give out my 4 top tips for not “sucking” at a jazz jam or gig. These have little or nothing to do with your actual talent, which is the best part. If you want to be leveling up your jazz skills and taking things to the next level, check out my free mini-course: “Accelerate Your Jazz Skills” https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/accelerate-your-jazz-skills/


JAM SESSION VIDEO: Here’s a version of Benny Golson‘s composition “Along Came Betty” at a Smalls Jazz Club “Jazz Jam Session” in New York City on October 13th, 2012. The musicians performing are all very accomplished professional players – Saul Rubin on Guitar, Mike DiRubbo on Alto Sax, Jason Brown on Drums, John Chin on Piano, and Barak Mori on Bass.

MORE INFORMATION TO CONSIDER: A professional jazz jam like this one is typically very different than a student jazz jam like ours due to the experience level of the participating musicians is usually very high. Our student jazz jam session uses a list of music we will choose from and bringing the music is okay. You should practice this music at home before coming to play at the session.


“The Jazz Jam Session: What to Know Before You Go” – What is a jazz jam? How do you choose one? What do you do once you are there? How do you prepare to go? What’s the etiquette? Who solos first? Courtesy of Aimee Nolte


Effra Jazz Jam Session London 2015

Numerous Philadelphia musicians gather for a jam session at Time Restaurant.

Ikechi Onyenaka – Alto Saxophone Timothy Brey – Piano James Santangelo – Piano Madison Rast – Upright Bass Anwar Marshall – Drums


Kansas City’s Mutual Musicians Foundation Jazz Jam Session 2012: Steve Lambert, tenor saxophone – Eddie Moore, piano – Brad Williams, drums – bass unknown UMKC student.

SPECIAL THANKS

The following businesses and individuals provide support to this free educational activity. From initiating the idea of the program to providing the host venue, they generously help facilitate the administration and organization of these free monthly jazz jam sessions.




IN THE MEDIA

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DIRECTIONS

Leavenworth – First City of Kansas

424 Lounge is located at: 424 Cherokee Street
in Historic Downtown Leavenworth