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 Jam sessions


The Dunedin Jazz Club has partnered with the University of Otago to host fortnightly jam sessions on a Tuesday night at Ubar to allow young jazz musicians to develop their talent. The aim of these sessions is to encourage musicians from diverse backgrounds to participate in the making of jazz and refine their craft

The jam nights are hosted by players from the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra, including Erik Dekker (drums), Jakira Brophy (bass) and Matthew Tait (piano). The first hour will feature a house band before guest musicians are invited to join the stage. From week to week, various genres of jazz will be explored, such as Funk, Soul, Blues and Bebop, and the hosts will publish lists of repertoire for players to study.


All young musicians over the age of 18 are invited to perform at any of the jam nights and musicians under the age of 18 are welcome to join us on the 9th of April and the 21st of May. The jam session starts at 8pm and interested players should register with the hosts at the beginning of the night to secure a performance slot. 

Our 2024 Jam sessions schedule:

12 March - Ubar, restricted R18

26 March - Ubar, restricted R18

9 April - Union Bar / Cafe area, licensed but ALL AGES

23 April - Ubar, restricted R18

7 May - Ubar, restricted R18

21 May - Union Bar / Cafe area, licensed but  ALL AGES


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