CJS Sunday Jazz Jam

“Swing Where You Are”

Since 2013, Chapin Jazz Studio has hosted the monthly CJS Jazz Jazz Jam for anyone who wants to play and learn jazz improvisation. We use the phrase “swing where you are” to encourage players to improvise wherever they are in their jazz journey, and the CJS Jazz Jam is a safe place to take the risk needed to learn jazz.

Send Bill an email to get on the jam email list

About the CJS Jazz Jam

Who: Students of jazz who can read music and who range in age from young to more seasoned are welcome at the Sunday Jazz Jam Session.
A ticket (which is free) is now required to play at the CJS Sunday Jazz Jam. You’ll find the ticket link on this page prior to each month’s jam.

When: Monthly on a Sunday from September to May. Winter/Spring, 2024 Dates:
May 5

How: Bill starts each session with a coached tune and quickly helps everyone learn the melody and a few basics about improvising over the tune. After that participants select the jazz standards for the day. Mostly, we play!

What to Bring: Participants need to bring their horns and their spirit of adventure, an essential ingredient for growing creatively through improvisation. Fake books, drums, bass, piano, keyboards, and amps are all provided. 

The Jazz Jam Mailing List: Send Bill an email to get on the special mailing list. He’ll send an invite and a link to get your free ticket prior to each jam.

Where: Chapin Jazz Studio, 146 Center St, Ste 4, Grayslake, IL 60030 Get Directions to CJS

We had a crowd for the January and February jams. Great fun!


Scan (or click on) this QR code to reserve your May 5th, 2024.