Over the past few months we’ve seen an explosion of jazz and blues jams in the Nashville area.
What follows is a brief listing of jam sessions in the area. Club schedules can 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
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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