Here’s how they work: aspiring improvisers of any age, any level of ability, and playing any instrument – or singing – get to sit in with a professional jazz group, the CNY Jazz Orchestra rhythm section with Joe Carello on sax, leading the band and emceeing – just bring any music for us to read, and you’re the leader of the band! Even if you don’t have music, we can just jam on a blues. We’ll give you positive, constructive coaching and feedback, right on the spot. You can also bring friends to jam with, a horn section or a whole group, and you can play a number yourselves – but remember, everyone attending has to get up and play solo as well.