KIND OF BLU JAM: A weekly jazz jam session held by Eddie Layman on drums, Christy Smith on bass and since it's a brand new 2013, this year the format will be slightly different. The jam will feature a new pianist weekly.
Jam Sessions are an old Jazz tradition, and serve several important functions in the Jazz community. They allow emerging players to test their skills in front of an audience. Jam sessions also provide an opportunity for "cutting contests" where musicians vie for dominance by comparing their imaginations and improvisational skills in a live face-to-face situation. Also, Jam sessions allow musicians new to the area to network, and show what they have to offer.