Jazz Institute of Chicago

2013-14 Jazz Links Jam Sessions

Where do young jazz musicians go when they really want to hone their jazz chops?  
At the monthly Jazz Links Jam Sessions students have the opportunity to perform with world-class professionals in the Jazz Links house band. Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center, the jam sessions are a chance for everyone to witness the development of young talent right before their eyes and ears.
How does it work?
When students arrive, they will fill out a jam session info sheet, where they will list the 3-5 tunes that they can play.  The Jam Session host Zakiya Powell will call up groups of students to perform and improvise tunes together in front of an enthusiastic live audience.
What should I bring?
Students should bring their instruments and a list of jazz tunes they have learned and can improvise over.  
Note:  Vocal microphone, drum set, double bass, bass amp, upright piano, and a guitar amp will be provided for each session. 
Who can attend the Jazz Links Jam Sessions?
Musicians, parents, students, siblings, friends...! All are welcome and encouraged to attend these free events!  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
This is a Free event.


(312) 427-1676
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60604


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