. . . IN THE NORTHWEST KC METRO AREA
( Use Notice )
(1) List of Music
(2) Play-Along Tracks
Use these audio files to practice the jam session music.
(2.2) Spotify Playlist
Sign-in to Spotify account and hear classic versions of the works.
(3) Instrumental Parts
VARIOUS JAZZ RESOURCES
- The Real Book “C” Instruments
- The Real Book “Bb” Instruments
- The Real Book “Eb” Instruments
- The Real Book Bass Clef Instruments (“C”)
- Aebersold Jazz Handbook “The Red Book”
- YouTube TOPIC: “Jazz Standards Backing Tracks”
- The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
- Comprehensive Chord Trainer by Trevor Smith
- BurnettPublishing.com Clinic Downloads
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