Shanahan said he learned a lot about how to host a great jam session
from Gavin "Rooster" Fox, a KLCC DJ and blues promoter who hosted his own weekly blues jam for decades at various venues before his death in 1999.
As a result of diminishing public venues, jam sessions
are increasingly found in private settings such as homes and educational institution, even as recently witnessed in Germany, in the facilities of a local auto mechanic on a Sunday afternoon.
Rip-roaring success: The 2009 Jazz Festival Jam Session
at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
There is also a concert and jam session
tonight at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W.
In September, 1956, it became apparent that a few Cuban musicians had been influenced by the Jazz at The Philharmonic Jam Sessions
and the exciting Bebo Valdes sound.
Minton's Playhouse, for example, was the New York hot spot where after-hours jam sessions
helped ignite the bebop movement in the 1940s.
The game's side-splitting nature is best revealed in musical bongo jam sessions
between up to four friends, family members or co-workers.
Although he's listed as the producer and has writing credit on all but two of the 10 songs, it's really a fund-raising vehicle spun off from his appearances during the jam sessions
at his annual charity golf event in Memphis to raise money for Make-A-Wish - more than $2 million has come from the event the past nine years.
The weekend after hours events include Jazz After Dark performances on San Salvador Street, Jam Sessions
at Pete Escovedo's Latin Jazz Club, gypsy cinema at the Circle of Palms on Market Street, Master Classes at the Youth Stage inside the Tech Museum and Jazz Masses at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Joseph.
Nearly 30 years ago, a group of jazz musicians began meeting for jam sessions
But signs of their off-hours passion abound in the form of e-mail gig invitations and impromptu lobby jam sessions
28, 1925, WSM radio broadcast, listeners have shown a powerful appetite for heartland music, from primitive Appalachian and bluegrass strains practiced in front-porch jam sessions
to the studio-polished pop- and rock-flavored renditions of more recent masters.