Valiant Straight Ahead Jazz Jam Session

June 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Valiant Lounge

Join us Tuesday nights from 8-10pm for our weekly jazz jam session. Bring your horn/voice/axe or hop up on to the piano or drums; sit in with other local and visiting talent and create some on the fly music. All are welcome, musician or not!

Free! Plus, $1 PBR drafts.


What is a jam session?

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

“A jam session is a relatively informal musical event, process, or activity where musicians, typically instrumentalists, play improvised solos and vamp on tunes, songs and chord progressions. To “jam” is to improvise music without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements, except for when the group is playing well-known jazz standards or covers of existing popular songs. Original jam sessions, also ‘free flow sessions’, are often used by musicians to develop new material (music) and find suitable arrangements. Both styles can be used simply as a social gathering and communal practice session. Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational.”