We’ve been seeing an explosion of jazz and blues jams in the Nashville area. We’re trying to keep this list current, but be aware that it’s a moving target! Several jams have come and gone since we originally published this listing.
What follows is a brief listing of jam sessions in the area — that we know about! If you know of one not listed, please let us know.
Club schedules can and do change without notice, so it’s a good idea to check with the venue or organizers before you go.
Nashville Jazz Workshop Jam Session
Third Sunday of each month, 4-6pm. Led by Evan Cobb with house rhythm section and special guest each month. The longest running jam session in the area, this is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists (but instrumentalists are expected to know their tunes (real books discouraged) and vocalists are asked to bring charts for the band.
Jazz Jam at Christ Lutheran Church
Saturdays, 2pm hosted by Marci Wilson-Boggs
Jazz Night at Alley Taps
Sunday Nights at Alley Taps, 162 Printers Alley
7pm – Ben Rice Trio
9pm – David Williford
Jazz Night at the Commodore Grille
Tuesday Night, 8-10:45 at the Commodore Grille, 2613 West End Avenue
Each week a featured guest plays for the first hour, followed by invited guests in a jam format.
The Night Owl
Sunday Nights, 8-10 at the Night Owl, 330 Welch Road
hosted by Jimmy Sullivan with a house band, who plays a short set at 8 and then opens it up.
Vocalists are very welcome to sit in.
Jazz @ the Taproom — Tennessee Brew Works (note: this was discontinued effective July 2016)
Wednesdays 6-9pm at Tennessee Brew Works
Hosted by David Williford with a house band.
Nashville Blues Society Open Jam
Mondays, 8:30, Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
Hosted by the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band (note: As of Jan. 2017 hosted by the Corey Mac Show)
Blues Jam Weekly
Sundays at Carol Ann’s, hosted by Miranda Louise
sponsored by Tennessee Blues Society
See the Nashville Blues Society website for a complete listing of blues jamx
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