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Jazz Jams

Thursday, July 25 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Jazz Jams is Back!

2nd and 4th Thursdays | June, July, and August 2024

In partnership with the City of Montgomery, Alabama, Jazz Jams is back! This free event celebrates Montgomery, Alabama’s vibrant creative culture, featuring a live band, cash bar, and delicious hors d’oeuvres. This free, 21+ event features music from local jazz musicians; this event’s music is brought to you by Eric Essex (guitar), James PJ Spraggins (drums), and Joseph Stallworth (keyboards).

This event is rain or shine; in the case of inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors.


Eric Essex
James PJ Spraggins
Joseph Stallworth
City of Montgomery, AL

Food + Drink Vendors

MMFA Cash Bar

Meet the Musicians

Eric Essix

Eric Essix has released 28 full-length albums over a period of more than 32 years, maintaining a steady flow of new music that continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz. He has toured relentlessly with his own Eric Essix Group and with dozens of A-list artists as a sideman, constantly refining every aspect of his craft, with legacy always in the forefront of his purpose.

Following the success of his 2020 album “Songs From The Deep,” Eric released his 28th album, “STRiDE,” on July 1, 2022, under his Essential Recordings label. Both albums are distributed by Lightyear Entertainment/Virgin Music as well as his two most recent singles, “My Heartbeat” and “Time To Chill,” which serve as previews for a new album scheduled for release in the fall of 2024.

Ultimately, Eric’s primary goal is to create high-quality art through music or his lifelong passion for photography, while always striving to create emotional and spiritual connections with people.

Follow Eric

Sunday Events

Partners + Vendors

Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Autism Support of Alabama
Embrace Nu LLC
Montgomery Zoo Animal Ambassadors
Baldwin Music

Artist Demonstrations

Laura Bocquin
Montgomery Zoo
Windham Graves
Queen Opulence

Food + Drink Vendors

Funky Forte Food Truck
Plant Bae
Pastry Vault
Italian Ice Truck

Artist Market

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