What we're about

Are you looking for a drop in jam session to play in, or maybe a few musicians to complete a group so you can start making real music? Well here it is, a way for anyone who sings or plays a jazz instrument in our area to find those other musicians who are just waiting to form jams, practice/performance and experimental groups, and make music together.

All levels of jazz musicianship are encouraged to join. If you're a high school or college student, or have a day job, or retired and focusing on the music, it doesn't matter. Just bring an awesome supportive attitude to groups, listen to others and make music together, and have fun.

All members can create meet-up events in this group to create combos with rehearsal times and venues, and recruit other musicians who want to play in their combos. To avoid getting accordions in your jazz quartet, or people who want to just keep on playing over the top of everyone else, just list the acceptable instrumentation and player qualities (i.e., abilities, knowledge, etc.) together with any other requirements (must bring the beer on Thursdays, etc.) A huge plus would be for you to describe what your combo is about-- i.e., are you working on a certain style, or works of a composer, etc.

Our geography includes Seattle, the Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Sammamish, Issaquah), Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Everett, Tacoma, and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events (5+)

West Seattle Jazz Jam

Whisky West

Make jazz in a classy venue with a great variety of food and drink. No cover. Drums provided. Come sit in and enjoy the camaraderie. Singers please bring your charts.

Capitol Cider Monday Nite Jam Session

Capitol Cider

Capitol Cider presents EntreMundos Jam Sessions on Monday Nights! Join us starting around 9:15 in the evening. (There is no cover; this is a 21+ event). EntreMundos is a local jam session that brings a groove-centered link between the worlds of Jazz, Brazilian, Latin, Blues, R&B, Funk and much more. I'm posting this so people can be more aware of this jam, but I'm not managing it as a meetup event. The venue says they have it every Monday! Someone check it out and post some pictures please!

Tuesday Night Jam Session at Owl & Thistle

Owl N' Thistle

Every Tuesday night, Eric Verlinde (piano) and Jose Martinez host a jazz jam session at the Owl & Thistle pub in Post Alley downtown Seattle. Eric normally posts this event on Facebook, but to reach this audience, I am cross-posting it on Meetup. Please note I am not the host of the event; Eric Verlinde is. I talked with Eric about the jam; he says it is easy going, informal, no signup, just fun playing together. Ed. Note: I called them on Jan[masked] and this is still happening, so come on out and play! The reception person suggested people come earlier than 10pm to talk with Eric about sitting in. -- Steve Jones

Vocal Showcase / Vocal Jam @ Egan's

Egan's Ballard Jam House

Vocalists this is the place! Twice monthly Egan's presents up and coming local jazz vocalists backed by a stellar rhythm section! Bring your favorite charts and join the combo on stage, there's a sign-up sheet at the door! Egan's is an intimate venue with great food and a terrific sound system. The showcase starts at 7pm and the jam starts at 9pm. There is a $10 cover at the door and they do pass the hat to pay the pros so bring some cash for the kitty. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Past events (2,660)

Jam at the Angry Beaver

The Angry Beaver

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