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North Seattle Youth Jam

This is an all-ages open mic jam session geared towards the under 21 crowd.  Bring your Real Book, play jazz standards and work on improvisation in a fun and supportive environment.  Instrumentalists, vocalists, tap dancers and jazz fans welcome!  Professional host trio includes Cliff Swiggett-trombone, Nelda Swiggett-piano, Anna Doak-bass, Randy Doak-drums.    Table seating and full dinner menu available.  $10 donation

What to expect:  Drums, keyboard, upright bass, microphone, bass and guitar amps available for your use.  Participants will sign in on a clipboard at the door.  List your name, instrument and at least one jazz standard you know and would like to play.  If your piece is not in the Real Book bring 3 copies of it.  If you are a vocalist bring charts in your key.  Invite your friends, play music, order food, have fun!

Questions?  Contact Anna Doak, (206) 784-6626 or email

Not sure what you want to play?  Here is a sample list of pieces from past sessions. 

All Blues, All Of Me, Autumn Leaves, Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, Blues By Five, Body & Soul, C Jam Blues, Footprints, Cherokee, I Could Write A Book, My Funny Valentine, There Is No Greater Love, There Will Never Be Another You, Someday My Prince Will Come, Song For My Father, Stella by Starlight

Earlier Event: February 9
Jesse Lang with Kazmyn
Later Event: February 15
GlobeMed Benefit Concert