The LIT (Legacy In Training) Youth Jazz Jam
- Artichoke Music (map)
After 8 years, I’m back to running a regularly occurring Jazz jam session here in Portland. However, this time it’s for the youth. And while musicians of all ages are encouraged to come and participate, the focus of these sessions are to prioritize giving our youth as much of an opportunity as possible to engage on the bandstand with more accomplished artists such as the house band, as well as any other professional artists who may stop in from time to time.
That said, what separates this session from all others is the level of intentionality that’s being placed on the growth factor. And part of how we do this is to encourage participants to register their name through this link so that we can not only learn more about the value they hope to receive from their participation, but so they can also find out what the upcoming session’s curated setlist will be—which in turn promotes a higher level of personal accountability for learning said songs before stepping up on stage.
So I encourage you to help spread the word about this unique forum so that more of our youth know where they can go to exponentially grow their skillsets around this art form we all affectionately refer to as Jazz.
Jack Radsliff (Guitar)
Kiran Raphael (Piano)
Patrick Golichnik (Bass)
Christopher Brown (Drums)