Jazz Jam Sessions

where the cats congregate to groove and grow

NOTE: As these events may be subject to change, it’s always a good idea to CALL AHEAD for CONFIRMATION!


  • R Houseevery Monday, 7:30 – 11 pm, straight-ahead jazz jam (aka “The Session”) hosted by Clarence Ward III. 301 W. 29th Street, Baltimore. No cover. 443-486-3104
  • Bluebird Cocktail Bar’s Green RoomEvery Monday, 6:30 – 9:30. Django Jazz session, hosted by Michael Joseph Harris. 3600 Hickory Ave., in Hampden. info@thebluebirdbaltimore.com No cover but tips welcome. Facebook page, Baltimore Django Jazz Jam. (Effective 5/1/23)
  • Next Phazeevery 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday 8 to 11 pm. Jazz fusion, Funk, R&B and soul, hosted by Spice Band (Jesse L. Powers, bass; Johnny Jones, drums; and Mo Daniels, keyboard. 112 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore. 410-449-3232. $5 parking at Calvert Street Garage. Jesse L. Powers. Contact Jesse about dates beyond March 2024


  • Keystone Korner – weekly straight-ahead jam session, 7:30 – 11:00 pm. 1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore. No cover. Hosted by Obasi Akoto. House band Ryan Hansler (piano), Obasi Akoto (bass) and either Claudio Silva or Quincy Phillips (Drums).
  • Copper Creek Pub – weekly straight-ahead jam session, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. 904 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park. Hosted by William Freed. No cover, tips welcome.
  • Judges Bench – every FIRST Tuesday, 8 to 11 pm, straight-ahead jam session. Hosted by Jim Deshler. 8385 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD. (410) 465-3497 No cover.
  • Jam & Slam Workshop – every Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm. Jazz jam + dance, poetry, spoken word. Hosted by Derrick Amin, dricks101050@aol.com. 3505 Resource Dr, Randallstown, MD 21133 in the Brenbrook Plaza Shopping Center,  (410) 887-0698
  • Baltimore Pop-Up Jazz Jam – Occurring at a different outdoor location each week. 6:00 – 8:00 pm, location varies – check Facebook for current week. Hosted by Eddie Hrybyk.


  • Station 202 – every third Thursday, 7 to 10 pm. Straight-ahead jazz, with Zach Worthy (piano) and Eric Worthy (bass) plus drums. 5820 Landover Road, Hyattsville. Behind the Exxon Station. (240) 770-7530. Hosted by Zach Worthy.
  • Motor House – every second Thursday, 8 to 10 pm. “The Vibe Check,” jazz, neo-soul, R&B, funk, welcoming “all forms of art, music, poetry, art, dance…we also encourage our youth to participate as well.” Hosted by Sheritta “Love” Harris. 120 W. North Ave., Station North, Baltimore.   410-637-8300 No cover.
  • Mobtown Ballroom & Cafe – Every Second and Fourth Thursday, 7 to 10 pm. Funk & Jazz jam. Hosted by Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band. No cover. Two-drink minimum encouraged. In the Station North Arts District. 30 West North Ave., Baltimore.


  • Terra Cafe – Monthly, every THIRD Sunday, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Straight-ahead jam session, hosted by Liz Fixsen. House band: Matthew George, Chuck Karner, Jeron White. All instruments and vocalists welcome. No cover. 101 E. 25th St., Baltimore 21218. (410) 777-5277

Also see Facebook Page: Baltimore/Washington Jazz Jam Session

If you know of local jam sessions, or if any of the jazz jam sessions listed are discontinued, please let us know so we can update the page!

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