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Top Jazz Jam Session Tunes

Compiled by Alisdair MacRae Birch – – Web:

This is a list of the most frequently played tunes at Jazz Jam Sessions. I compiled it over several years and have received input from a number of top Jazz musicians. Obviously there are many more tunes, but if you know these tunes thoroughly, melody, chords, and can improvise freely on them you will be well prepared to play with other Jazz musicians.

TuneReal BookKey
All the things you are1-18Ab
Autumn Leaves1-36Gm
Billie’s Bounce – F Blues2-24F
Blue Seven – Bb Blues2-33Bb
Blues For Alice - F Bird Blues1-57F
Body and Soul 1-59Db
Giant Steps1-170B
Have you met Miss Jones1-186F
How High The Moon 1-202G
Jordu 1-245Cm
Joy Spring 1-247F
Just Friends1-249F
Lester Leaps In – Rhythm Changes2-209Bb
Nows The Time – F Blues 2-265F
Oleo - Rhythm Changes1-327Bb
Out Of Nowhere 1-336G
So What1-399Dm
Stella By Starlight 1-408Bb
Tenor Madness – Bb Blues2-376Bb
The Theme – Rhythm ChangesN/ABb
There Will Never Be Another You1-426Eb
Tune Up1-437Em
Valse Hot1-A13Ab
Very Early1-443C
What Is This Thing Called Love1-460C
Yardbird Suite2-401C