Through a partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center, the Jazz
Institute of Chicago has initiated a monthly jam session for young jazz
musicians in Chicago. Students are given the opportunity to perform
with world-class professionals in the Jazz Links house band, led by
pianist Ken Chaney. As a free event, the jam session is both an
educational experience for the students and an inter-generational
community event, where parents, teachers, students and the general
public witness the development of young talent before their eyes and
If you've come to a jam session you know that there is some serious
talent in the next generation of musicians, and they improve every time
you see them.
Come on out and hear the next generation of jazz talent in Chicago -
and if you know any young musicians looking to meet jazz musicians
their age and get a chance to play with some of the best talent in
Chicago, tell them to bring their instrument.