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 in Des Moines with the CJC Jam Session.
Due to the closure of Java Joe's we are looking for a new location - let us know if you have any ideas on our contact page!
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.
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!”
December Jam Session