I play regularly at a club in my home town. www.londonmusicclub.com Its a wonderful place for live music as you can see from the site. I'm neither a slab or DB or EUB player exclusivley. I wouldn't consider myself a jazz player either but I want to be. Although I am getting a few more calls for jazz gigs so maybe some folks think I am. The owner of the club and I get along well and there a few like minded players who really enjoy the Acoustic and Blues jams but want to expand our horizons. The club owner is open to the idea of adding a jazz jam to the schedule as much as once a month. He and his family (17 brothers and sisters are involved in teh arts in some way, it seems) What I am looking for are ideas and inspiration for how to use the night. All jam nights have no cover, same with a jazz jam. I think it would cost me about $40 CDN to 'rent' the club but probably nothing really. I see a night where there might be an educational component followed by a jam and then followed by a featured group. Perhaps one night can be taking a blues and gradually taking it into more 'jazzy' changes. Another night might be having the locval free-jazz guru explain what he does and then have a jam. How would you set up a night like this? It seems like a great opportunity. I am good with coming up with the concept but now I am stuck.