Community Jazz Jam

Since 2015, Annie has been organizing a monthly early jazz & swing jam in cooperation with Swing Asheville, the local swing dance organization. She learned to play jazz by playing with others, and was lucky enough to have some extraordinary musicians who jammed with her while she figured out the style. Wanting to increase the pool of musicians (and to get more women playing jazz!), she decided to start up this jam so that others could have the same opportunity to learn.

The Community Jazz Jam is the first Tuesday of every month at The Block off Biltmore, in downtown Asheville, NC, and runs from 9-11 pm. There is a house band to hold it down, and we welcome anyone to join in with their acoustic instrument! Those who play upright bass, drums or piano can switch off with the house musician, and all levels are welcome. Vocalists, please check and see if any of the songs work for your range, and let us know when you get there if you’d like to sing a few.

If you are just getting started playing early jazz & swing, check out the FAQ page. If there are questions that you’d like answered, please let us know.

Upcoming jams: March 3 (lead by the Bailsmen from NYC), April 7 (lead by Annie Erbsen)

The next jam will be on Tuesday February 4, lead by James Posedel

Jam Charts (for concert pitch instruments) Jam Charts (for Bb pitch instruments) Jam Charts (bass clef)
Set 1:
Viper Mad
Out Of Nowhere
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Esquire Swank
I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Chimes Blues
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Set 2:
I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
In A Mellow Tone
Mean To Me
Old Fashioned Love
What’s The Reason I’m Not Pleasin’ You?
Someday Sweetheart
Sad Sap Sucker
A Porter’s Love Song To A Chambermaid
West End Blues