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ABOUT US

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About Hamptons JazzFest

Hamptons JazzFest, produced by The Jam Session, Inc., is a series of performances that bring world-class musicians in the fields of jazz, Latin, and world music to a diverse cross-section of populations on the east end of Long Island, held in iconic venues throughout July, August, and September. HJF also stages a Winter Series during the remainder of the year. They present dozens of concerts at no or low cost and collaborate with other non-profit cultural organizations like The Parrish Art Museum, The Church in Sag Harbor, East Hampton LTV, the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreation Center, the Shinnecock Nation, and others to engage the diverse groups from the East End in our performance and educational events.

About The Jam Session, Inc.

The Jam Session, Inc is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) production and education arts organization that produces live jazz music, including Latin and World Music, through performances, recording, broadcast, and educational opportunities for the people of the East End of Long Island, primarily Eastern Suffolk County. 

The Jam Session brings the music to the community it serves in various ways, including at partnering venues that are accessible and well-served to the public. The Jam Session’s ultimate purpose is to bring these diverse groups together through music and shared public experiences and thus nourish the roots of the community…its people.

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Board Of Directors

The Jam Session Record Label

We select and release recordings from our many live shows. These releases are available on all major streaming platforms. 

RELEASES

HipLaJaz (Tongue & Groove Edition)

 

Recorded live at

Southampton Arts Center 2018

featuring: Baba Israel, Ada Rovatti, Mayra Casales, Essiet Okon Essiet, Bill O'Connell & Claes Brondal

Wings of Freedom

Recorded live at Masonic Temple 2023

featuring Michael O'Brien, Alex Sipiagin, Misha Tsiganov, Alex Levine, Oscar Feldman & Claes Brondal

Video Gallery

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The Jam Session Mission Statement:

The Jam Session’s mission is to bring the diverse groups that populate the East End of Long Island together through music, particularly Jazz, Latin, and World music. And thereby facilitating experiences among musicians and audience members, enriching their lives and providing pathways for interaction with each other for the growth and benefit of the entire community.

The Jam Session, Inc produces
the following:

The Jam Session, Inc. productions:

Hamptons JazzFest:
Annual series of performances that bring world-class musicians in the fields of
Jazz, Latin, and World music to a diverse cross-section of populations in the End
End of Long Island, held in iconic venues throughout July, August and September.


Jazz Night:
Jazz Night is held weekly before a live audience at the Masonic Temple above
the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. Jazz Night exists to provide a place in the
community where people of all ages and demographics can gather weekly and
enjoy world-class live music at low cost.

Winter Jazz Series:
Winter Jazz Series is a continuation of the summer Jazz Fest enabling us to
present world-class programming year round.


The Jam Session Radio Hour:
Sundays at 8 PM on 88.3 WLIW-FM and on podcasts for energetic live Jazz
performances from venues in our East End community on Long Island, NY.


International:
The Jam Session, Inc. partners with J. Chriss & Co and Jazz Points Ibiza, Spain.

About Jazz Night

Jazz Night is currently held weekly before a live audience at the Masonic Temple above the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. It generally consists of an hour performance of Jazz, Latin, or World music by professional musicians expert at their craft, and a second hour that is open to musicians who join and “jam” with the others. Thus, Jazz Night exists:

  • To provide a venue for up-and-coming and professional musicians.

  • To provide a creative and nurturing venue where musicians can practice their craft before a live audience to create a place where musicians can network with other musicians as well as showcase their talent.

  • To provide a place in the community where people of all ages and demographics can enjoy eclectic live music for free or low cost on a consistent basis.

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