Summer Vocal Jam Sessions | Zinc Bar
Michelle Walker Music

From 22/08/2017 19h00 to 29/08/2017 21h00

Timezone : New_York (GMT-04:00)

Zinc Bar
82 W 3rd St
10012 New York
United States
Summer Vocal Jam Sessions
Tuesday August 22nd & 29th 2017 7pm - 9pm at The Zinc Bar!
82 West 3rd Street
(btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village
New York NY 10012
Tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462)
Cover $10
These sessions are geared towards singers but all instruments are invited and welcomed! Jazz jam sessions are an open space for both personal expression and collaborative construction. Will open the floor to group questions and discussion at 9pm.

Michelle Walker | Host
Sean Fitzpatrick | Piano
Jeff Lopez | Bass
Ronen Itzik | Drums
||**7pm SET | Beginner to Intermediate||
Singers are encouraged to call Real Book tunes in the book keys otherwise they should bring (3) copies of their song in lead sheet form for the session band. This set is for singers working on new tunes or new to improvising.
||**8pm SET | Intermediate to Advance||
This set is for intermediate to advanced vocal improvisers ideally calling tunes from the Real Book in standard keys. Singers may be paired with others to optimize the jam.
Please Inbox me or arrive by 6:30pm to sign up. Start time 7:00pm.
Jazz jam sessions are typically informal, with unwritten rules. From city to city, state to state and country to country there are some tips and etiquette points for jams. Don't call the same song twice. Stick to well known tunes. Most jams session musicians are use to calling tunes from The Real Book in those keys. Jam sessions typically have musicians of varying skill sets and many will not know how to transpose to your key on the spot. Almost all jam sessions are a great place to apply ideas you have been working on at home, but don't make it overly complicated like key or metric modulations mid tune. It is wise to write down the tunes that are called at various jam sessions to become familiar with tunes you do not know well. Avoid asking the band what they want to play. Have your master list of "call tunes" prepared. If you are the singer or the lead horn player then the band will look to you to count the tune off for the style and tempo as well as close the tune with the turn around of your choice. Keep solos short with no more than ideally 2 choruses. Be mindful of when the last person in the stage is completing their solo so that you can lead the band back to the head of the tune to close the song down.
Below is a very short list of well known tunes called at most jazz jam sessions around the world that have lyrics for singers.
Helpful Online Reference Material:
Some Typical Jazz Standards w/ Lyrics called at Jam Sessions
Alice in Wonderland
All of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Black Orpheus
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Don't Get Around Much
Fly Me To The Moon
Foggy Day, A
Girl From Ipanema, The
I Remember You
I’m Old Fashioned
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
It's Alright with me
Just Friends
Love For Sale
Lullaby of Birdland
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Take The A Train
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
What is this thing called love
Some Typical Blues Heads w/ Lyrics called at Jam Sessions
Afro Blue
All Blues
Alright, Ok, You Win
C-Jam Blues
Now's The Time
Route 66
Stolen Moments
Watermelon Man