Jam Session: April 2023

Not your average jam session

We’re excited to bring back the Nashville Jazz Workshop jam session with a fun new twist! This is a curated jam session for musicians of all levels, beginner to pro. Each month we will post a list of compositions to be performed at the jam session. Performers will sign up at the venue for specific tunes.

This is not a typical jam session “performance” – there will be the option to stop, restart, discuss, and consider intros, endings, and stylistic choices.

It takes place Sunday, April 16th, from 5-7 pm, in the Jazz Cave. The new NJW jam sessions will be hosted by Monica Shriver and Chris West. 

Doors at 4:30.

The house band consists of:

Matt Alger – Drums
Bruce Dudley – Piano
Chris Autry – Bass

April Jam Session Tunes: This month’s jam includes a tribute to the late Wayne Shorter, with several of his classic tunes.

Cheek to Cheek
Fe Fi Fo Fum
Recorda Me
Save Your Love For Me
Speak No Evil
Stompin at the Savoy
When Sunny Gets Blue
*Located in the “New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers”. If you would like charts for these tunes (including transposed for Bb/Eb contact Monica directly by email.)

The new NJW Jam Session series is partially supported through a gift from the Carolyn Kulkin Fund for Education and Community.

There is a suggested donation of $10 for this event to cover additional expenses.

The Nashville Jazz Workshop has soft drinks available for purchase. All other food and beverages are BYO.

The NJW Jam Session is a community event. Taking place once a month, the popular session is a fertile ground for the large contingent of great jazz players and enthusiasts in Middle Tennessee. Geared for all levels of performers – 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.