What a nice present for our one year old birthday! A  few days ago we received news the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation fully funded our grant application for $8000! A big thank you to the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, our board, and everyone who pitched in with donations of money or time.

With these funds we will expand our Sunday jams (always 4-7 pm) to twice-monthly sessions, and alternate between Liliana’s on the West Side and Talula on the East Side.

Our next jam session is this Sunday, September 18th at Liliana’s. We’ll have an excellent house band with Michael BB on keys, John Christensen on bass, and Kieth Lienert on drums.  As always, the first set is reserved for newer improvisers and will include feedback from our saxophonist and educator, Dan Wallach. This month we’ll be playing “Now’s The Time” in addition to other tunes we’ve played previously in the first set.  The second set is open to everyone with players who did not participate in the first set receiving priority.