Monday Night Union Jam Session
The Jazz Foundation of America helps keep the spirit of the music alive by hosting a regular jam session. Long held at the musicians’ union in midtown, it will be relocated to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem for the evening of February 25. 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, showcasing 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.