Dewey Drop-In: Jazz Jams



Dewey Hall (91 Main st., Sheffield, MA 01257, Sheffield MA)

Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257

Doors at 6:30, Event at 7pm. $10 at the door

*Special Roberto’s Menu and beverages available at the Hall, wheelchair accessible.* Come early to order. No outside food or beverages allowed. 

Contact: or 413-429-1322 or for info

*Dewey Drop-In presents Jazz Jams* 

Inspired by the storied, genre defining, open jazz jams from the formative era of jazz music, we will hold a monthly open jazz jam to unite members of the region’s vibrant musical community, inspiring new connections across a diverse range of skill levels, often pairing  professional musicians with budding talent. 

Jazz Jams were at the center of many of the innovations in jazz music. Musicians would meet after gigs ended to play into the night with others. These early jazz jams are at the center of the creation of Bebop music, offering young players like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie the priceless opportunity to play with jazz icons such as Ben Webster & Lester Young. 

Jazz jams are organized by Brian Kantor and these sessions will be hosted and facilitated by local jazz guitarist Luke Franco and feature a house band (trio or quartet).

You may order hot food at Dewey Hall from a Roberto’s Pizza special menu. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Beverages available. No outside beverages or food allowed.  

The *Dewey Drop-In* (DDI) Wednesday night series includes:

First Wednesdays:  *Use Your Words,* writing, readings, and storytelling

Second Wednesdays: *Jazz Jams* hosted by Brian Kantor w/ bandleader Luke Franco (participants and audience welcome)

Third Wednesdays: *Show & Tell*, a music and art soireé hosted by Michael Lesko

Fourth Wednesdays: *Game Nights* with hosts Maggie McRae and Michael Siktberg. Bring a game or join a game