Well, I don't play the upright (yet, if I can find one) but I think you guys might know more about the jazz scene. Anyway, I have been playing jazz on electric, mostly fretless, for about a year in groups, and probably another year before that in my lessons now. Anyway, I just did a camp at the Kimmel Center in Philly for jazz, and I had the good fortune of being taught by Mike Boone (and if/when I find an upright, I will probably take lessons with him). He dug my playing, and invited me to come to his jam sessions at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus on Sunday and Tuesday, and I said I would (I am on vacation now), and I really hope to get there when I get back in a week. I have never been to a jazz jam, or any jam for that matter, so what can I expect? Will I be shunned by bringing in an electric bass? What about coming in with my mom (I still have the 11pm curfew because I'm under 18, and it's not the greatest part of town apparently)? What can I expect to play if anything, and what should I memorize? The only tunes I have memorized are So What and Footprints, but I can bring a Real Book, correct? Sorry for being so long winded, but I always end up doing that when I'm excited about doing something. I'm really happy to have the chance to network, and hopefully play with people who are much better than me. I should add that I am decent at playing, I played for the first time this year (my junior year) with my high school jazz band under Andrew Neu, if anybody knows him. We ended our season with a tour of Italy in June, and they loved us there, but I understand that this is a different thing. I can walk a blues, I keep decent time, and I am a pretty advanced sightreader in both bass and treble clef, thanks to my guitar and oboe lessons. My biggest weaknesses are my ears, which are not very quick or accurate, because I have focused more on sightreading and technique. But I hope that I can get better at that too! And finally, I hope that there aren't any threads like this already, but a search turned up nothing, and I just spent quite a while typing this long-winded essay-post, haha.