CJC Jam Sessions
Back in the day, young jazz musicians would learn their craft “hanging” with musicians — young and old — who shared their passion for jazz.
"Back in the day" still happens the first Sunday of every month, 2 to 4 PM, at Java Joe’s Coffeehouse in downtown Des Moines.
Participating jam session students will:
Since its inception in 1988, CJC has been hosting jam sessions exclusively for middle school to high school students. Sessions are led by a trio of working jazz musicians from the community.
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As one former jam session student explained -
"In a stage band, you work the same tune for three months. At the jam sessions, you get three minutes!”