The Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are a community-focused, curated jam session series held the second Tuesday of each month in the Jazz Academy. 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.

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

Events/Dates & Themes

September 12, 2023 | Soul Station with Bryan Olsheski

October 17th, 2023 | The Music of Horace Silver with Jon Eshelman

November 14th, 2023 | The Music of Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley with Rachel Azbell and Faheem Najieb

December 12th, 2023 | Holiday Favorites with Milo and Cherie Mannino

Events: Jazz Academy Jam Sessions

Location: Jazz Academy | 769 East Long Street

When: Second Tuesday of each month year round from 6PM – 8PM*

*Some jams may fall on the third Tuesday as to not conflict with other programming in the Jazz Academy!

Cost/Tickets: Free!