a meeting of a group of musicians, especially jazz musicians, to play for their own enjoyment.
an impromptu jazz performance or special performance by jazz musicians who do not regularly play together.
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Also called jam.
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British Dictionary definitions for jam session
slang an unrehearsed or improvised jazz or rock performance
Word Origin for jam session
C20: probably from jam 1
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