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21c Presents: “The Art of Music” Jazz Jam Session
July 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Join us for 21c Chicago’s first Jazz Jam Session!
RSVP via Eventbrite here.
Jazz jam sessions have long been the place where musicians gather to connect and perform together while honing their skills. Matt Jarosch Quintet will kick off the night with a 30 minute set before opening the evening to Jazz musicians in the audience to come sit-in!
The evening will feature a fundraiser for Bandwidth Chicago, with donations collected upon entry. Lite bites and wine will be served. Free and open to the public.
How does it work?
Musicians can sign up on-site, and fill out a jam session info card listing three to five tunes they can play and improvise on from memory. The jam session host will call up musicians to perform and improvise together in front of an enthusiastic live audience.
What should I bring?
Bring your trumpet/saxophone/trombone/voice/flute/vibes/drumsticks and a list of jazz standard tunes that you know and can improvise over. A vocal microphone, drum set, bass, bass amp, and piano will be provided.
There is street parking and parking garages in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.
About BandWith Chicago
Founded in the Fall of 2015 by Annie Palomino, BandWith is a Chicago-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide lasting access to high quality performing arts instruction to underserved Chicago communities.
Since its inception, BandWith has addressed the need for access to music and creativity in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Annie Palomino launched BandWith when the band program was dropped from LEARN Campbell Charter School due to budget cuts. Starting a nonprofit allowed Annie to continue providing free access to music instruction to students at the LEARN Campbell Campus while increasing reach to new students.
Since then, BandWith has developed into a stable organization offering individual and small group instruction, weekly ensemble play and performance opportunities to participants throughout the year. BandWith’s free in-school and after-school programs are located in East Garfield Park. They include our longest standing in-school band program, the Titan Band, within LEARN Charter School. BandWith also provides an after-school performing arts program at Marillac St. Vincent’s Hope Jr. Youth Center, which includes Drumline, WestDance, Studio-Engineering and Vocal Training/Choir. This summer, we partnered with After School Matters to support our growing Drumline Program as well as Chicago West Community Music Center to launch the WestDance Program.
BandWith offers instrumental music programs at 3 additional sites that are fee-for-service. The sites of these are St. Procopius School in Pilsen, St. Helen School in Ukrainian Village, and St. John Berchmans School in Logan Square. The three fee-for-service programs ensure BandWith’s financial viability and stability, and help subsidize the cost of our free programs. All other fundraising efforts are used to support free programs.
About 21c Museum Hotel Chicago
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, one of the newest hotels in heart of downtown Chicago, offers travelers a one-of-a-kind experience that blurs the line between contemporary art museum and boutique hotel. Boasting 297 beautifully appointed rooms, including 106 suites, the hotel is located at 55 East Ontario Street. 21c Museum Hotel Chicago joins eight other renowned 21c Hotel locations across the country to form North America’s only multi-venue museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the art of the 21st century. 21c Museum Hotel has over 10,000 square feet of gallery space to exhibit the work of notable contemporary artists. The current exhibition on view, Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art is a multi-media exhibition that illuminates the intersection of celebrity, commerce, technology and the media. Pop Stars! features over 90 works of art by 55 artists from around the world.