jam session


noun

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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Origin of jam session

1930–35; perhaps jam1, or by shortening of jamboree

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British Dictionary definitions for jam session

jam session

noun

slang an unrehearsed or improvised jazz or rock performance

Word Origin for jam session

C20: probably from jam 1
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