This meet up is for musicians and jazz fans as well. We already have a growing community of jazz players and listeners and I want to bring these groups of people together to get to know each other. There are two monthly jazz jam events hosted by Morningside Music Studio (www.morningsidemusicstudio.com) - one for vocalists and one for instrumentalists. I will also suggest meetups that are for local jazz concerts.
Both of these jams are great for jazz fan who just want to come and enjoy the music!
The Morningside Open Jazz Jam happens once a month from 6:00-8:30 at Artlounge Arlington 1346 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476 - I will post a meetup for each event since the Sunday varies and we sometimes take a month off.
There is a $6 cover and Artlounge serves beer, wine, and food. This jam is geared for instrumentalists. Keyboard, amps and drums are provided.
Singers are encouraged to come to our other monthly jam, Boston Jazz Singer Showcase at The Loading Dock in Belmont. Come get backed by a pro rhythm section and sing at a cool venue in front of your peers! This is a great chance for the amateur vocalist to get experience a great band and also for the pro singer to keep their performing chops up and try out new material. This is not a set week each month. I will post a meetup when one is approaching. There is no cover and the food there is excellent!
There are workshops and masterclasses that occur at Morningside Music Studio in Arlington Center these vary in topic from jazz improvisation to Cuban percussion rhythms. Morningside also offers weekly ensembles for adults in a variety of styles for anyone who is interested in getting more involved.