for Musicians and Fans
The Jazz Foundation helps keep the spirit of the music
alive by hosting a jam session at the musicians’ union in midtown
Manhattan. The event, organized and funded by JFA, is free and open to the public.
Monday Night Jam offers seasoned veterans a place to meet, perform, and network. It also presents up-and-comers with the opportunity to find mentors and learn from the originals.
It has become a fixture in the jazz community as an informal gathering
spot for artists and fans alike.
The jam showcases the living tradition of the music—on any given night, you could see four generations of musicians, from former members of the Count Basie band to teenage prodigies, all sharing the stage together. There’s really nothing else like it in New York.
2023 MONDAY NIGHT JAM SCHEDULE
Join us on the third Monday of the month for the session at AFM Local 802 in NYC:
7:00pm – 9:30pm
AFM Local 802
322 West 48th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues
New York, NY 10036
Monday Night Jam has been a great networking venue for me. Over the years I’ve made good friends, been hired by great musicians, and I’ve hired others myself. I’ve been able to develop myself there and now I’m in a position to help other musicians. I’ve met many pianists, drummers, saxophonists, and quite a few vocalists who need private coaching. The audiences very much support the musicianship and enjoy the evening. This is a great place for aspiring musicians to get started.
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