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!



  • Baltimore Pop-Up Jazz Jam – Occurring at a different location each week, 6 to 8 pm, the jam provides a safe opportunity for musicians of all levels to play together for a socially-distant audience. Check website/facebook for current week. Hosted by Eddie Hrybyk.
  • Copper Creek Pub – weekly straight-ahead jam session, 8:00 to 11:00 pm. 904 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park. Hosted by Magic Ray. No cover
  • Judges Bench – every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 8 to 11 pm, straight-ahead jam session. Hosted by Jim Deshler on the first Tuesdays, by Michael Grasso on the third Tuesdays. 8385 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD. 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


  • The Place Lounge – every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7 pm to 10:30 pm, funk/R&B/jazz hosted by Jesse L. Powers. 315 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore. (410) 547-2722 $10 cover charge includes one drink and access to hors d’oeuvres as long as they last.
  • Motor House – every 2nd Thursday, 7 to 10 pm. “The Vibe Check,” jazz, neo-soul, R&B, funk, hosted by Sheritta “Love” Harris. 120 W. North Ave., Station North, Baltimore.  (410) 637-8300 No cover.
  • Orion on Fillmore Every Thursday, 8 pm to 10:30pm, straight-ahead jazz. Hosted by Lionel Lyles II. 1101 Fillmore St., Baltimore, 21218. (443) 281-3288, orionatfillmore@gmail.com. Free before 8 pm. $10 cover 9 pm (2-item minimum) Light fare buffet – $5.00 Drinks are $10 or less.


  • New Deal Cafe – every 4th Saturday, 2 to 5 pm, straight-ahead jazz. Instruments and vocalists at all levels welcome. Hosted by Michael Grasso. 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. All participants and guests must show proof of COVID vaccination. No cover.


  • Terra Cafe. Every 4th Sunday, 5 to 8 pm, Straight-ahead jam session, hosted by Liz Fixsen. House band: Matthew George, Chuck Karner, Mike Graham, Jr. All instruments and vocalists welcome. No cover. 101 E. 25th St., Baltimore 21218. (410) 777-5277
  • Bar 1801 – every Sunday, 7 to 10 pm straight-ahead session. 1801 E. Lombard Street, Upper Fells Point, Baltimore. (443) 708-7451. Hosted by Brendan Brady. No cover.

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!