jam session


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 Vinson then introduced two of the biggest acts in the 1960s to each other, who joined in the jam session. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, "Rockin’ Reggie Vinson shares his magical musical journey," 10 Nov. 2020 On a warm Saturday afternoon in late spring, his mother, Darlene Jones Lundergan, hands Mike his drumsticks for an impromptu jam session during a FaceTime interview. State Of Denial, ProPublica, "People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.," 6 Nov. 2020 Have a family kitchen jam session with pots and pans and spatulas. Gulnaz Khan, National Geographic, "Why music might be the perfect tool to decrease kids’ pandemic stress," 6 Nov. 2020 Play Along with Nestor Torres, 11 a.m. Nov. 7, as the Latin Grammy Award-winner presents an online jam session. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Calendar: Virtual community, entertainment events beginning Nov. 4," 2 Nov. 2020 Our latest episode of CLE Rocks tells the story of that epic jam session. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "The story behind Jimi Hendrix & B.B. King’s epic 1968 ‘King’s Jam’: CLE Rocks," 23 Oct. 2020 Play Along with Nestor Torres, 11 a.m. Nov. 7, as the Latin Grammy Award-winner presents an online jam session. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, "Virtual community, entertainment events starting Nov. 1," 30 Oct. 2020 The song came from an impromptu jam session between David Bowie and Queen, who worked together to create one of the last great songs of each’s historic career. cleveland, "100 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1980s," 12 Aug. 2020 Not to mention, Shouse's buzzy recurring hard-rock jam session in Nashville, Thee Residency, has featured bigtime special guests like Alice Cooper. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Alabama rocker plays on Kiss legend’s upcoming album," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of jam session

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jam session

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14 Nov 2020

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“Jam session.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jam%20session. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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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

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