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Every youth jam session is curated by a guest artists and the JazzED Messengers, a house band of professional musicians and educators.

The Messengers will play a few tunes and help organize the session so that everyone has a chance to play, improvise and learn. 

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. Bring friends!

Parents are welcome to drop students off at the Royal Room OR stay and watch. Either way is fine.


I attended a JazzED Jam Session because my friends were going. I got to know some great players, including the younger players who are already killing it. It’s a real community here!
— JazzED High School Student

2018-2019 Jam Session Dates

Sunday, September 30 with Kate Olson + JazzED Messengers rhythm section
Saturday, January 5 with Kareem Kandi + JazzED Messengers rhythm section
Saturday, March 16 with  Mark Taylor + JazzED Messengers rhythm section


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JAM SESSION SCHEDULE
4:00 PM: Doors Open
4:30-7:00 PM: Jam Session

THE VIBE
Whether you're learning how to solo or working on advanced techniques, our jam sessions are designed give you the opportunity to play jazz standards and work on your improvisation. 


NEW TO JAM SESSIONS?
Learn the melodies and the chord progressions for one of these tunes so that you’ll be ready when it’s called (included on the sheet music). Each song is in one of the following keys: Bb, F, C.

LOCATION
The Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle 98118)

ELIGIBILITY
Grades 6-12. Instrumentalists and vocalists welcome. 

REGISTRATION
No registration required. Just RSVP to Program Manager Robert Babs at robert@seattlejazzed.org.