A fresh take on the traditional jam session, we're calling it Neighborhood Sessions: Concert-Masterclass-Jam, and it's your opportunity to get on stage and play with the best jazz musicians in the Bay Area.
Each event has three components: first, a short set by some of our best Bay Area pros, followed by two pre-professional combos who will perform in a masterclass format with critique and advice provided by the pros.
Following the masterclass, audience members will have an opportunity to join in during the jam session. Sign-up forms will be available at the door. Please bring your own instrument with the exception of piano and drums. Sheet music or charts will not be allowed except for vocalists, who should provide charts for the band members. All instruments and vocalists-amateur to pro-are welcome at every session.
Tickets at jazzintheneighborhood.org/events/tix/
$10 general admission. CJC-degree-students, free with ID. Doors open one half hour before show time. Show time is 7pm.
7pm to 9pm, The Back Room 1984 Bonita Avenue
$26 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States
$12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8:00 pm. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
8:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States