THE BLUE ROOM
1600 E. 18th St., KCMO 64108
Located in the Historic 18th and Vine District and hosted by a different local musician weekly, this jam is open to ALL ages and skill levels. Always a great and appreciative audience there to support you.
The last Monday of the month is typically reserved for a big band performance (check the schedule).
302 W. 8th St., KCMO 64105
Pianist extraordinaire Mark Lowrey hosts the weekly jam at The Phoenix, located in downtown Kansas City, MO. This cool spot is great hang (21+ after 8pm) and has great food & drink. You are capable of hearing anything from Charlie Parker to Chick Corea to Bill Withers to Bruno Mars at this jam but it will always be great. Bring your instrument (or voice) but please, KNOW YOUR TUNES!
UNITY TEMPLE ON THE PLAZA
707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO. 64112
Weekly LiveJazzKC Wednesday Jam Session hosted by saxophonist Stephen Martin at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Starts at 7:30pm and goes until 10:30pm. All musicians welcome to listen or participate. Every Wednesday EXCEPT the first Wednesday of the month.
2nd Tuesdays (7pm-10pm)
KANSAS CITY BIER COMPANY
310 W. 79TH, KCMO 64114
Hosted by Rick Willoughby and Bram Wijnands every 2nd Tuesday of the month. The session is swing focused, informal, and open. Quickly becoming a favorite tradition, these sessions are drawing top notch players and captivated crowds. See you there!
THE PIANO ROOM
8410 Wornall Road, KCMO 64114
Hosted by the Waldo Jazz Collective, this spirited session starts with a set from the house band then opens up to anyone that wants to take part. The great bartenders, ease of parking, and suburban location make it even more fun for the casual listener and seasoned musician alike.
Mutual Musicians Foundation
1823 Highland Ave., KCMO 64108
Located in the Historic 18th and Vine District the Mutual Musicians Foundation has the longest running jam sessions in Kansas City. A time honored tradition, where many musicians would come to play after their gigs were done and they wanted to socialize. It has evolved into hosting some of this city's greatest talent week after week. Often you will leave as the sun is coming up ready for breakfast.