Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Boomerang Grill's Comedy Zone
Ron Waters Jazz Scholarship Party - 7-10PM
110 Limekiln Rd.
New Cumberland, PA [map]
Price: $10

This month's Jam session will be part of the annual Ron Waters Jazz Scholarship Party - please come by and play -

PLEASE NOTE: all attendees (including musicians) must purchase a ticket with the proceeds going to our CPFJ Educational programs- please come out and support the cause!!

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018    7-10 p.m.

Silent Auction - Raffles   (All proceeds benefit the Ron Waters Scholarship Fund, providing assistance to Central PA Friends of Jazz Camp students. the CPFJ Youth Band, & the Ron Waters College Scholarship)

Performances by the Friends of Jazz Youth Band and a jam session with notable Central PA musicians.

   Tickets $10 - available at the door, call 717-540-1010, or online

While you're in the ONLINE STORE purchasing your tickets, please donate to the Ron Waters Scholarship Fund or become a Friend of Jazz!!

Boomerang Grill (Comedy Club) 110 Limekiln Rd. New Cumberland PA -  Food and drink available - free parking 

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

CPFJ JAM SESSION - 11am-1:30pm
2701 Horseshoe Pike
Palmyra, PA 17078
(717) 838-3545 [map]
Price: FREE


Please join us at Mt Gretna Brewery for a First Sunday Jam Session - Ryan Bartz, Katie Rudolph, and Dave Lazorcik are the :"house trio" and all aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in.  No cover charge, food and drink available, all ages welcome.  This event will happen every month, so mark your calendars!!

Today's jam is during brunch due to the Holiday weekend, but usually they will be held at 5pm.

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

CPFJ JAZZ JAM SESSION - 1-4 pm
57 West Market St
York, PA 17401
USA
(717) 855-2410 [map]
Price: no cover charge

CPFJ co-hosts a jam session on the second Saturday of every month - Jam Sessions are open to all aspiring jazz musicians.  Featured musicians include Chris Loser, Kris Kostoff, Mark Holman and others.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

CPFJ JAZZ JAM SESSION - 6:30-9:30pm
1104 Carlisle Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
USA
(717) 412-7323 [map]
Price: FREE

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CPFJ will host a jam session the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cliff's Tavern ( in the Upstairs dining room or on the Patio in warmer months) in Camp Hill PA.   Please come and join us...jazz musicians of all ages are welcome....no cover charge!  If the weather permits, we will be on The Patio during the summer months....food and drink available - free parking.

Past Dates

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

CPFJ Jazz Jam Session - 1 - 4 pm
57 W Market St
York, PA 17401
USA
(717) 855-2410 [map]
Price: FREE

 CPFJ co-hosts a jam session on the second Saturday of every month at the Holy Hound - Jam Sessions are open to all aspiring jazz musicians.  Featured musicians include Chris Loser, Kris Kostoff, Mark Holman and others.

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

CPFJ Jam Session - 5:30-7:30pm
2701 Horsefshoe Pike
Palmyra, PA 17078
USA
(717) 838-3545 [map]
Price: FREE

Please join us at Mt Gretna Brewery for a First Sunday Jam Session - Ryan Bartz, Katie Rudolph, and Dave Lazorcik are the :"house trio" and all aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in.  No cover charge, food and drink available, all ages welcome.  This event will happen every month, so mark your calendars!!

Monday, May 28th, 2018

NO JAM SESSION THIS MONTH - CLUB IS CLOSED FOR MEM - 7-10pm
819 S Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
USA [map]
Price: FREE


NO JAM SESSION THIS MONTH - CLUB IS CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY!!

CPFJ co-hosts a monthly jam sessions on the 4TH MONDAY of the month at River City Blues Club in Harrisburg - all aspiring jazz musicians of all ages are welcome to sit in.

There are amplifiers available, bassists and guitarists should bring their instruments.

This is an opportunity for musicians to play with a professional rhythm section and share musical concepts as well as make contacts with area musicians. Please come out and support these educational and entertaining events!

No Cover Charge!  Food and drink available....under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

CPFJ JAZZ JAM SESSION - 6:30-9:30pm
1104 Carlisle Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
USA
(717) 412-7323 [map]
Price: FREE!

CPFJ will host a jazz jam session the 4th Wednesday of each month at Cliff's Tavern in Camp Hill PA.  In the summer months we will be on the Patio or in the winter and during inclement weather or the cooler months we will be in the main floor restaurant.  Please come and join us...jazz musicians of all ages are welcome.  Food and Drink available - free parking - no cover charge.

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Ron Waters Scholarship Party & Jam Session - 7-10 pm
50 N Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States
(717) 221-1080 [map]
Price: $10

This year's Ron Waters Scholarship Party & Jam Session will be held Wednesday evening, December 27th at Appalachian Brewery Co. in Harrisburg PA - doors open at 6:30pm - music from 7-10pm  

The current CPFJ Youth Band will perform and there will be a jam session all evening featuring many of the area's jazz musicians, special guests, and many former Youth Band members will sit in.  If you are in contact with any former band members, please make sure they are aware of this event.

      

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In 2015, on Monday evening, December 27th, the Central PA Friends of Jazz hosted a tribute to Ron Waters, jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and the director of our CPFJ Youth Band for over 30 years. We highlighted Ron's dedication to the preservation of jazz through education of our young musicians and his long career as one of this area's outstanding musicians.

In Ron's honor, CPFJ named a new educational grant - The Ron Waters Jazz Scholarship - that will be given annually to deserving area students.

The 2017 Scholarship recipient is bassist and long time member of the CPFJ Youth Band, Aly Darwish, who began attending The University of the Arts in Philadelphia this semester. 

We will have details available that night on how you can contribute to this scholarship fund and be a part of this legacy.

Add jazz to your holiday plans and join the Central PA Friends of Jazz for this very special evening.

 

Venue: ABC Brewery, 50 N Cameron St., Harrisburg 17101
Free Parking - Food and Drink Available
Date and Time: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2016 - 7 to 10PM (doors open at 6pm)

$10 Cover Charge - All proceeds help to fund the Scholarship Program

Free Will Scholarship Donations Accepted
Silent Auction, Raffles and More!

Call the CPFJ Office or email us for details and information.

 

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Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
CPFJ Jam Sesssion - 2-5pm
1110 N 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
United States
7174124342 [map]
Price: FREE

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All aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in - this week's house trio is Kirk Reese (p) John Gingerich (b) and Larry Marshall (dr).  HMAC will be hosting the sessions EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON in the Kitchen & Gallery Bar.  All ages welcome - great food and drink available.  Please join us and tell your friends!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
CPFJ Jam Session - 2-5pm
1110 N 3rd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
United States
7174124342 [map]
Price: FREE

hmac

All aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in -  HMAC will be hosting the sessions EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON in the Kitchen & Gallery Bar.  All ages welcome - great food and drink available.  Please join us and tell your friends!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Gullifty's
CPFJ JAZZ JAM SESSION - 6:30-9:30pm
1104 Carlisle Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011
USA
(717) 761-6692 [map]
Price: dining recommended

Central Pa Friends of Jazz host jam sessions the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Gullifty's Patio in Camp Hill PA. Please come and join us to listen or play...jazz musicians of all ages are welcome to sit in.  In the winter or in case of inclement weather, the music will be presented in the main floor restaurant.  Join us - lots of fun for musicians and listeners!!

 

 

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

CPFJ JAZZ JAM SESSION - 6-9pm
Riverfront Park
Harrisburg, PA 17101 [map]
Price: FREE

CPFJ will host daily Jazz Jam Sessions from 2-5pm at the Patriot news Arts Fest in Riverfront Park, Harrisburg.  Our tent is located just north of the Walnut St. Bridge (walking bridge to City island)

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

CPFJ Jam Session - 7-10:30PM
1 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA
717-233-6000 [map]
Price: FREE

CPFJ co-hosts a monthly jam session at the Hilton Harrisburg's Bar - all aspiring jazz musicians of all ages are welcome to sit in.  Jim Wood's Trio will be the house band at this session.  This is an opportunity for musicians to play with a professional rhythm section and share musical concepts as well as make contacts with area musicians.  Please come out and support these educational and entertaining events!