NJW Jam Session

The next Nashville Jazz Workshop jam session takes place Sunday, May 21 from 4-6 pm.

The NJW Jam Session is a monthly community event hosted by Evan Cobb or Matt Endahl. Taking place every third Sunday of the month (typically), the popular session is a fertile ground for the large contingent of great jazz players and enthusiasts in Middle Tennessee. Geared for professionals, serious students of jazz, and those who love to listen, this jam session is a chance for players to hear each other, meet, and collaborate. The NJW Jam Session is an open forum, so we encourage listeners to ask questions. Each month a different featured guest leads the band and calls tunes. The event is completely FREE, but we do pass around a tip jar.

A few rules for newcomers:

1. First time players cannot use a real book!

2. If you're bringing an arrangement or original, please have printed copies transposed for E-flat, B-flat, and bass clef instruments.

3. Vocalists! If you're singing an uncommon tune or even a common tune in a strange key, it's best to bring charts for the rhythm section and horn players.

4. The jam is fully backlined with amps and drums, but please bring your own cords and drumsticks. 

5. Soft drinks are available for purchase. All other food and beverages are BYO


The May Jam Session is led by Evan Cobb with special guest John Britton. 

John Britton is a musician and board-certified music therapist residing in Nashville, TN. John plays various gigs in the greater Nashville area and can be heard on his debut album Uncertain Living by The Britton Brothers. He currently works as an outpatient group specialist at TriStar Centennial's Intensive Outpatient Program. John received a master of music in music therapy degree from the University of Miami and a bachelor's degree in jazz and contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music. John has shared the stage with renowned jazz artists Peter Erskine, Dave Glasser, Frank Mantooth, Chuck and Gap Mangione, Chris Potter, Pat LaBarbera, Terence Blanchard, Brian Lynch, and Bruce Hornsby.