Jam Sessions
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.


6:30pm – 9:00pm

Join us on the following Monday night’s in the Club Room of the Musicians Local 802 building for live jam sessions sponsored by the Jazz Foundation.

Monday, June 3rd
Monday, June 17th

Monday, July 1st
Monday, July 15th
Monday, July 29th
Monday, Aug 12th
Monday, Aug 26th
Monday, Sept 9th
Monday, Sept 23rd
Monday, Oct 7th
Monday, Oct 21st
Monday, Nov 4th
Monday, Nov 25th *Thanksgiving Jam
Monday, Dec 9th
Monday, Dec 16th *Holiday Jam


1st Floor Club Room
322 West 48th St (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

ATTENTION MUSICIANS: Musicians wishing to perform are encouraged to arrive early and sign up.
Union membership is not required to attend or to play. All are welcome to just drop by and listen.

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.

They will get support here that is hard to find.

They will get
support here
that is hard
to find.


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