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Thelonious Monk with Paul Strawser

April 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are a community-focused, curated jam session series held the second Tuesday of each month in the Jazz Academy October 2022-May 2023. Jazz musicians of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in the jam. Each session will have a theme with a list of tunes that will be drawn from. 

Tune List:

  • Bemsha Swing
  • Blue Monk
  • Friday the 13th
  • Green Chimneys
  • In Walked Bud
  • Let’s Cool One
  • Rhythm-a-ning

Lead sheets are available here! Please feel free to use these to practice these tunes before the session!

House Band:

  • Paul Strawser, piano/leader
  • Bryan Olsheski, saxophone
  • Josh Newburry, bass
  • Antoine Fatout, drums

Participants will learn the ins and outs of small-group jamming, including tools for band leading and successful improvisation. Led by some of Columbus’ finest musicians, the Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are an inclusive, engaging jam environment for all. We also invite non-musicians to come participate as audience members of the jam. 

COVID 19 Policy: At this time, our COVID-19 protocols, including the use of masks, bell covers, and social distancing have been suspended. We encourage each participant to use their judgment as to the use of these protective measures. We reserve the right to reinstate these protocols in response to community spread of COVID-19. We strongly encourage all teaching artists and participants to receive their COVID-19 vaccination(s) to best protect themselves and the community.


April 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jazz Academy
769 E. Long St,
Columbus, OH 43203 United States


Jazz Arts Group
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