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Madison Jazz Jam | FREE! (donations encouraged)

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

— From madisonjazzjam.org 👇 —
Madison Jazz Jam sessions are held on the 1st Saturday of each month. This is a traditional jam with a sign up sheet. The house band will play a couple of tunes and then an emcee welcomes musicians to have their turn on stage. All sessions are from 1:00pm to 4:00PM (2/3/24 will start at 2PM). The jam is free. Because we are a non-profit, we pass a hat for donations to pay for our expenses to produce the jam.

Who is the jam for?
Instrumentalists and Vocalists: Jazz improvisers of all ages and talents are welcome at Madison Jazz Jam. We are a community gathering, and we want to hear from you!

How do you know what to play?
Musicians sign up at the jam and indicate what songs they wish to play with the band. Blues in any key is a welcome place to begin or typical jazz standards from the Real Books. At times we may not be able to accommodate all who wish to play a particular song, so it is a good idea to prepare one or two alternate tunes.

Do minors need adult accompaniment?

Tips for vocalists:
Try to know which key you would like to sing in. Because instrumentalists commonly play jazz standards in one or two particular keys, and because vocalists may feel most comfortable singing in keys that the house band may consider “nonstandard,” it will be helpful if you can let the band know your preferred key so they can adjust to best support you. If you plan to sing a song with a written arrangement, try to bring 3 copies of your sheet music so our house bands can familiarize themselves with it. But If you don’t have sheet music, don’t worry – our bands can play anything!

Happens on the following Dates:
Feb 3, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm CST
Mar 2, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm CST


February 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson st
Madison, WI United States