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jam session

[ jam-sesh-uhn ]
/ ˈdʒæm ˌsɛʃ ən /
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noun
Music.
  1. a meeting of a group of musicians, especially jazz musicians, to improvise, experiment, or play for their own enjoyment.
  2. an impromptu musical performance, especially of jazz.
  3. a special performance by musicians, especially jazz musicians, who do not regularly play together.
an informal, freely collaborative meeting, conference, or discussion: The event was a laid-back jam session for creatives to get together and network.
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Also called jam .

Origin of jam session

First recorded in 1930–35; perhaps jam1, or 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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