Every youth jam session is curated by a professional musician and begins with a 45-minute jam session basics class, leading into the jam session. Check the schedule below for 2017-2018 dates.

Open to students in grades 6-12; you don't have to be registered in a JazzED program to come. In other words, bring your friends.

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

NEW TO JAM SESSIONS?
Be sure to arrive at 6:30 PM. You'll get the guidance and tools you need to succeed in the first 45 minutes. The guest artist will pick from the list of tunes below to teach jam session basics like improvisation and how to approach a chord progression when playing a solo. Learn the melodies and the chord progressions for each tune (included on the sheet music). Each song is in one of the following keys: Bb, F, C.

ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH JAM SESSIONS?
More advanced students can come at 7:15 PM prepared with songs and concepts that they would like to try out in a live setting.

ELIGIBILITY
Grades 6-12. Instrumentalists and vocalists welcome.

REGISTRATION
No registration required. All students will be asked to sign in with name and email. 

SCHEDULE
6:30-7:15 PM: Jam Session Basics
7:15-9:00 PM: Jam Session

LOCATION
All jam session are at MLK FAME Community Center, 3201 E Republican St, Seattle WA 98112 unless otherwise noted. 

COST
Free. Your donation keeps this event free. Thank you!

SNACKS
If you'd like to bring something to share, like chips, cookies, etc, please do so!

2017-2018 DATES

Friday, October 13 - Naomi Siegel, trombonist and composer
Friday, December 8 - Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, fiddle, guitar, vocals
Friday, January 26 - Anton Schwartz, tenor saxophonist
Friday, March 9 - guest artist TBD
Friday, May 11 - guest artist TBD

Questions? Email Kelly at kelly@seattlejazzed.org.