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Jazz Jam Session

May 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on June 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Jazz Jam Session
Wednesday, June 21, 7-10pm
Free and open to the public

21c’s Jazz Jam Sessions continue monthly!

Jazz jam sessions have long been the place where musicians gather to connect and perform together while honing their skills. The 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!

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 on musicians to perform and improvise together in front of an enthusiastic live audience. A vocal microphone, drum set, bass, bass amp, and piano will be provided, otherwise bring your axe!

The evening will feature a fundraiser for BandWith Chicago. Suggested donation is $10 (collected at the door).
Wine be served. Lure Fishbar will offer special menu items in conjunction with this event (advance purchase not required but encouraged).

Future Jazz Jam Sessions:
July 25
August 8
September 1 – Jazz Fest after hours Jam session

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.


May 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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