jam session

noun

Definition of jam session 

: an often impromptu performance by a group especially of jazz musicians that is characterized by improvisation

Examples of jam session in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Get the Band Back Together jam sessions in a garage. Tanika Davis, baltimoresun.com, "If parents went to summer camp," 27 June 2018 Image Twenty-odd years ago, Gerald Cyrus wandered into a Monday night jam session at St. Nick’s Pub, a jazz club in Harlem. New York Times, "In These Harlem Jazz Clubs, Musicians and Audience Became One," 3 May 2018 Warren and Judy Waldron lead impromptu mountain music jam sessions. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: June 18-24," 18 June 2018 Karaoke Jam Session Post-WWI Honor Society of American Veterans known as the 40+8 of Palm Beach County, holds a weekly Karaoke jam session on Saturday nights, with dinner for $8. 6-7 p.m. 1130 Clare Ave, West Palm Beach. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boynton Beach area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 The story is a fictional gloss on the story of the real Viktor Tsoi (the swoony Teo Yoo), who helped lead the rock revolt in grungy clubs, jam sessions and pastoral idylls. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "The Best and Worst of Cannes, Maybe Coming to a Theater Near You," 17 May 2018 Imagine: being able to walk into a jam session with an instrument, sit down for a minute or two to get the feel of it, and then just joining a sort of conversation. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, "Learning to Be Funny," 9 July 2018 To keep the good times rolling, local musicians are invited to an open jam session at the Clarksville Commons on Thursday, July 5, at 7:15 p.m., sponsored by Everett Jewelers. Susan Soldavin, Howard County Times, "Summer rocks with musical events and more [Clarksville]," 6 July 2018 On Saturday, Ryles will mark its closing with an invitation-only party featuring one last jam session. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "In a sentimental mood at Ryles," 27 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'jam session.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of jam session

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jam session

jam entry 3

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about jam session

Share jam session

Dictionary Entries near jam session

jam riveter

jamrosade

Jams

jam session

Jamshedpur

Jamshid

Jamuna

Statistics for jam session

Last Updated

12 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for jam session

The first known use of jam session was in 1933

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for jam session

jam session

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jam session

: a gathering or performance in which musicians play together informally without any preparation : a session in which musicians jam with each other

Comments on jam session

What made you want to look up jam session? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!