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Play Jazz!

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  • Music Makers New York

    251 West 30th Street
    Buzzer 3rw
    New York, NY (map)

    40.749482 -73.994247

  • It's between 7th and 8th avenues. Near the 1,2,3, A,C,E, B, and other trains. It's on the third floor.
  • We get together every other weekend to play jazz.


    If you plan to join the group, the most important thing you can tell us is what instrument you play. When you sign up for a session, please check the RSVP list in the column at the right. If we already have 3 or 4 guitarists, 2 keyboard players, a bassist, and a drummer, then we don't need any more of those instruments. Sign up for another session. And when you RSVP, write under your name the instrument you'll be playing.


    This isn't a group for beginners. Many of the songs we play have complex melodies and harmonies. You should have some proficiency with your instrument, though you may be new to jazz.


    We try to provide a place where musicians at different levels of ability and experience can come together, develop their skills as jazz players, and freely explore their creativity. Toward that end, we do not tolerate anyone criticizing another's playing.


    Bring a copy of The Real Book (edition 6). Most of the songs we play are there. If you want to work on a song that's not in the book, you must bring lead sheets for everyone.


    We'll be in one of the rooms at Music Makers, on the third floor. The address and directions are above. I'll usually let everyone know by Thursday which room we'll be in on Saturday. The rooms cost $72 for all three hours. We divide the cost equally.


    If you've signed up for a jam and can't make it, you need to post a message or call or text me. There may be others who would like to take your place.


    Don Jeffrey

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  • frank

    anybody going to the flushing town hall jam session this wed

    3 days ago

  • frank

    my list of tunes for this coming sat include, green dolphin street, lucky southern ,sugar,lady bird ,beautiful love, footprints ,Freddie and sunflower

    3 days ago

  • frank

    is anyone open to a weekday tues thurs fri

    3 days ago

  • Marty S.

    FYI..I am not available on December 17. How about December 26 or January 2?

    November 28

    • Don J.

      Out of town on the 26th. The alternative date may be Dec. 31.

      1 · November 29

    • Karen

      Can someone else run the Meetup for you when you are out of town? On the 26th. Just asking

      November 29

  • frank

    flushing town hall is the wed jam location if anyone is interested

    November 29

  • Maggie R.

    Where is the Jazz Gems held? What time?

    November 28

  • frank

    Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. House band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter (Carol Sudhalter, tenor sax/flute; Joe Vincent Tranchina, piano; Eric Lemon, bass; Sylvia Cuenca, drums). All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). next one dec 7th

    November 28

  • Don J.

    I'm going to cancel Dec. 24 soon. May reschedule for the 17th.

    1 · November 28

  • Maggie R.

    Could we do "I See Your Face Before Me"? I have the charts. (We did this a couple of months ago & it worked well.) All the charts in the Real Book are in a much higher key than mine, and it's a nice feeling to sing in my real voice, instead of reaching up there.

    November 28

  • frank

    would like to try lucky southern

    1 · November 27

RSVPs closed

8 going

RSVPs closed

  • Don J.
    Organizer,
    Event Host

    A guitarist for a long time, I started playing jazz two years ago when I joined this group.

  • Chadwick J.

    Jazz Guitar

  • frank

    play sax ,guitar, and can do voice, that is if it's in the right key,

  • Vinnie

    I'm Vinnie & I play guitar.

  • Joseph B.

    I am a bassist who has been playing jazz on the upright for several years.

  • Marty S.

    I am a drummer. I love jazz. I look forward to meeting up.

1 not going

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  • Norman W.

    I play tenor saxophone. Getting tired of playing with backing tracks.... more

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