Jam Session: August 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, August 6th, from 5-7 pm, in the Jazz Cave. The new NJW jam sessions will be hosted by Monica Shriver and Chris West. The house band for August is Kelli Cox (piano), Heather Thomas (drums), and Jack Aylor (bass).
Doors at 4:30.
These tunes can be done in different keys if charts are provided by the person sitting in. Otherwise, they will be done in the standard real book key:
Now’s the Time
Come Rain or Come Shine
In a Sentimental Mood
Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
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.