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!


  • Terra Cafe – Monday straight ahead jazz jam (aka The Session) hosted by Clarence Ward III. 101 E 25th St., Baltimore. 7:00 – 10:30 pm. No cover. 410-777-5277


  • Baltimore Pop-Up Jazz Jam – The Baltimore Pop-Up Jazz Jam started in September 2020 in response to Covid-19 restrictions. The closing of bars and venues left a massive gap for the music community, especially students. Occurring at a different location each week, the jam provides a safe opportunity for musicians of all levels to play together for a socially-distant audience. 6:00 – 8:00 pm, location varies – check website/facebook for current week.


  • Trinacria Cafe. The third Sunday of the month, 5 to 8 pm. A friendly, relaxed session welcoming all instruments and vocalists, in a cozy neighborhood bar and restaurant at the corner of Centre & Park, two blocks west of the Walters Art Gallery in Mt. Vernon. Hosted by Liz Fixsen, house band includes Steve Caballero (guitar), Jeron White (bass), Chuck Karner (drums), Eric Worthy (sax), and rotating pianists. No cover, street parking.

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!