The Jazz Foundation helps keep the spirit of the music
alive by hosting a jam session at the musicians’ union in midtown
Manhattan. The event, organized and funded by JFA, is free and open to the public.
Monday Night Jam offers seasoned veterans a place to meet, perform, and network. It also presents up-and-comers with the opportunity to find mentors and learn from the originals.
It has become a fixture in the jazz community as an informal gathering
spot for artists and fans alike.
The jam showcases the living tradition of the music—on any given night, you could see four generations of musicians, from former members of the Count Basie band to teenage prodigies, all sharing the stage together. There’s really nothing else like it in New York.