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 House – every 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
- ArtHouse – every Monday, 6:30 – 9:30. Django Jazz session, hosted by Michael Joseph Harris. 1115 W. 36th Street in Hampden, upstairs. Phone 443-438-7700. No cover but tips welcome. Facebook page, Baltimore Django Jazz Jam.
- Next Phaze – every Monday 8 to 11 pm. Jazz fusion, Funk, R&B and soul hosted by Spice Band (Jesse L. Powers, bass; Johnny Jones, drums; and Rodney Kelley Jr., keyboard. 112 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore. 410-449-3232. $5 parking at Calvert Street Garage. Jesse L. Powers
- 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 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, email@example.com. 3505 Resource Dr, Randallstown, MD 21133 in the Brenbrook Plaza Shopping Center, (410) 887-0698
- The Crown – every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 8 to 11 pm. Hosted by Lionel Lyles. 1910 N Charles Street, Baltimore. 410-625-4848 $10 cover, $5 for musicians.
- 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.
- 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!