Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative Jam Session

February 16, 2018 - 12:00 am - 6:30 pm

William Harris Lee & Co. | 410 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 560


In partnership with William Harris Lee & Co., the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative presents its first open jam sessions! These FREE jam sessions highlight the young female talent in the WJLI program while providing a safe and encouraging space for women to express themselves.  All genders, ages, and skill levels are welcome to attend and participate.


House band: Katie Ernst (bass), Marcus Evans (drums), Bethany Pickens (piano).


BYOI: Bring your own instrument* and a list of jazz standard tunes you know and can improvise over. Vocalists, please know what key you want to sing each song in.


*A vocal microphone, drum set, upright bass, bass amp, and a guitar amp are provided for each session.


Participants will sign up onsite with their name and a list of 3-5 tunes they can play from memory.


Find out more about the Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative

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