JAM SESSION

. . . IN THE NORTHWEST KC METRO AREA


GALLERY


CALENDAR


INFORMATION

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Fair Use and Educational Use Notice


(1) List of Music

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THIS LIST WITH LINKS
TO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
EACH OF THE WORKS LISTED

(2) Play-Along Tracks

Use these audio files to practice the jam session music.

ALL OF ME – G. MARKS/S. SIMONS – ABAC – SWING
BLUE BOSSA – KENNY DORHAM – ABCB – BOSSA NOVA
BLUE MONK – THELONIUS MONK – 12 BAR BLUES – SWING
FREDDIE FREELOADER – MILES DAVIS – 12 BAR BLUES – SWING
GEORGIA ON MY MIND – HOAGY CARMICHAEL – AABA – BALLAD
(THE) GIRL FROM IMPANEMA – TOM JOBIM – AABA – BOSSA NOVA
IMPRESSIONS – JOHN COLTRANE – AABA – SWING
KILLER JOE – BENNY GOLSON – AABA – SWING
MISTY – ERROLL GARNER – AABA – BALLAD
MR. P.C. – JOHN COLTRANE – 12 BAR MINOR BLUES – SWING
NOW’S THE TIME (BILLIE’S BOUNCE) – CHARLIE PARKER – BLUES
RECORDAME – JOE HENDERSON – ABCD – BOSSA NOVA
SATIN DOLL – DUKE ELLINGTON – AABA – SWING
SONG FOR MY FATHER – HORACE SILVER – AAB – LATIN
STRAIGHT NO CHASER – THELONIUS MONK – 12 BAR BLUES – SWING
SUGAR – STANLEY TURRENTINE – 16 BAR (MINOR) FORM – SWING
SUMMERTIME – GEORGE GERSHWIN – ABCD – SWING
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU – H. WARREN – ABAC – SWING
WATERMELON MAN – HERBIE HANCOCK – 12 BAR BLUES – JAZZ ROCK
WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE – MARVIN FISHER – AABA – BALLAD

(2.1) Supplements

ii7-V7-I 12 MAJOR KEYS – CONCERT LEAD SHEET PDF
ii7(b5)-V7(b9)-i6 12 MINOR KEYS – CONCERT LEAD SHEET PDF

(2.2) Spotify Playlist

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(3) 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
Musicians unkown

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