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Youth Jazz Jam Night February FREE EVENT

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Call all Jazz Musicians and Jazz Lovers

Be part of our Jazz Community

Youth Jazz Jam at The Petri Dish
hosted by Mosaic Collective
(Buckinghamshire Music Trust`s Students)
They all share a love of jazz and are bringing this to The Petri Dish on the last Wednesday of every month.
Everybody is welcome to join without age restricions
– dust off your standards and polish up your blues.
Come and join in!
Support the next generation jazz musicians with your presence!

Jam sessions are an integral part of jazz. The format developed in the 1920s as  musicians sought opportunities to share their music despite the political climate of the time. Late in the evening, after musicians finished their regular (segregated) gigs, they gathered at places like Minton’s Playhouse (Harlem, New York) to explore the music more freely. Minton’s Playhouse hosted infamous players like Thelonious Monk, Bus Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, who all played a role in the development of bebop.

Today, too, experienced musicians seek opportunities, outside a performance setting, to stretch their skills. “A jam session offers me the chance to meet new musicians and have a shared musical experience using the standard jazz repertoire. It’s a way to continue the music traditions of the past and create new ones,” expresses David Lail, veteran jazz saxophonist.

It’s a valuable part of the jazz culture to teach and to learn interactively. Young musicians are also welcome to cut their teeth on the bandstand, alongside the encouragement of their experienced mentors.

The very nature of jazz – encouraging diversity, improvisation and the exchange of listening and sharing ideas – makes a jam session format the perfect breeding ground for musician and music. That is as true today as in the beginning.

For those of you who don’t play, these local environments are a great way to support the development of budding musicians in our community.

It’s an integral part to their musical development.

For those of you who play, seek out a jam session,

bring your instrument and give it a go!

  • Organizer Name: The Petri Dish
  • Phone: 01296394720
  • Email:
  • Type: Jam session,Jazz,Live Music
  • Time: 22 February 2023 - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Venue:The Petri Dish

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