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Jams (last updated 21 Jan 2014)

We try our best to ensure these listings are accurate but jams do come and go quite quickly, so we recommend you always CHECK WITH THE VENUE/ ORGANISERS if you're planning a visit.

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Jams below are WEEKLY, unless stated otherwise.
Get in touch with London jammers at the London Blues Jams forum.


Jam-Pact @ The Royal Oak, 45 Oak Avenue, Hampton, Middlesex TW12 3NR.

The Talbot, 2 Tyrwhitt Rd, London, Greater London SE4 1QG 020 Tel: 020 8692 2665

The Three Wishes, 122/126 High Street, Edgeware, HA8 7EL.
" We have a jam every Monday in Edgware and would love to be listed on your website. It is not strictly blues but does include a great deal of blues tunes and players. It is a pretty well established jam having run for a few years in the area."

Powers, 332 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 2QN.
The Uncles of Funk and The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) bring you the Monday Night Jam at Powers! Bring your voice, your guitar, your bass, your sticks n skins, your brass, your harp and keys for an evening of communal vibes expressed in the best possible way... Full PA, amps and basic kit provided. Sign up happens during the house bands set.

The Good Vibe @ The Foresters, 45 High Street, Hampton Wick, KT1 4DG. tel: 02089435379 Every second week. Soulful and funky with a healthy mix of blues, reggae and generally Good Vibes... All are welcome. Free entry. Night run by five piece sax/vocal lead funky house band + special Guests

Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar
20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ (Oxford Circus tube) 9pm-12:45ish 020 7287 0514
Very popular night. Get there early or you’ll have to queue just to get in.

Windsor Castle 358 Carshalton Road, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3PT 020 8669 1191. Robin Bibi is your host, first Monday of every month.

Walthamstow Cricket Club 48a Greenway Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 3QN
The old Ploug Jam relocated. Hosted by The Blues Filled Saucepan. Full backline including keyboard. 2nd Monday of the month. For further information or to book a slot, contact Alan Cohen


NEW The North Star Pub, 43 The Broadway, Ealing Broadway, London W5 5JN
House band w/ keyboards and/or guitar, bass, drums and occasionaly guest vocalists. Blues, Jazz-funk and anything groove based. All musicians of are welcome. The house band plays from 830 to 915 then the jam starts from 930 till 1100.

The Oval Tavern 131 Oval Road East Croydon CR0 6BR (Tel. 020 8686 6023)
Hosted by Buffalo Bill Smith (BB's Blues) & Roger Wagner (Birdogg/Smokey Mokes) Drums/PA/Backline provided. All standards accommodated.

'Round Midnight Bar, 13 Liverpool Rd, Islington, N1 0RW

Spice of Life 6 Moor St., W1D 5NA 8-11pm 0207 437 7013
Bob from Up All Night Music runs a tight ship at this central London basement venue, which attracts hordes of listeners as well as players.

Hot Hob jam at SEAXE Music Bar (formerly Pam’s Bar), adjacent to the Essex Arms, Warley Hill, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5HA 8:45pm-midnight-ish
Good beer and a good crowd at this lively night, an Essex institution, run by John Edmonds. Harmonica amp often provided. £1 for jammers, £2 for punters 01277 201164


NEW Three Travellers Wood Lane Dagenham, Essex RM10 7DS. Full Back Line with keys and P.A. 9.00 - 11.30 pm

The Good Intent Crown Hill Upshire EN9 3SZ Monthly. full back line and drums provided

Alley Cat Bar, Denmark Street (formerly 'Peter Parkers' - under the Fender shop, in what used to be the basement of Regent Sound Studios). 9pm - 12am and will be free entry to musicians, and £2 to other people. Sam Hare hosts

Musicians Jam Network, at The Hamlet Bar, Edgar Kail Way, Dog Kennel Hill, SE22 8BD. Folk/blues/gospel thing, maybe with some South African Jazz, with resident bass & drums, bass & guitar amps & PA & mic supplied

The Jolly Coopers 80 Wheelers Lane Epsom Surrey 01372 723222
First Wednesday of every month

Crooked Billet, Billet Lane, Stanford Le Hope, Essex
First Wednesday of the month All musicians / music lovers welcome all ages. 8pm -11pm. £2.50 admission contact steve 079200 68000

The Unicorn, 227 Camden Rd, NW1 9AA. Monthly jam (see website for dates). Hosted by the Dalston Blues. All jammers welcome, all styles appreciated, but ego's must stay at home. Bring your own instrument or sticks as the back line provided. email tel. 020 7485 3073

The Coach & Horses, 391 High Road Leyton, London E10 5NA. Adm. £1 for players, £2 for listeners, 8.30-11.30 pm.
Terry Duggan & Stevie King, former organisers of the long-running Heathcote Blues Jam in Leytonstone in their new venue. Each week a different guest artiste fronts the House Band set. Keyboard and harp amp provided.

London Harmonicas 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month
Still the cheapest and best way to take your first steps with the harmonica. Friendly Supportive atmostphere, enthusiastic amateur tuition. Improvers (8-10pm): Come and share your skills, and learn from your peers in this informal group.
3 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ Cost : £4/£3

Red Lion, Linkfield Road in Isleworth, Middlesex 0208 560 1457
PA/Mic/back line provided


Jam-Pact @ The Cavern, 100-102 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park, London, SW20 0AY

The Golden Lion, 2 High Street Romford RM1all genres of BLUES, SOUL & ROCK 'N' ROLL all levels welcome. Full back line.

"Up The Swanee" at the Swan Pub, 207 Lee High Road, Lewisham SE13 5PQ on the 2nd and last Thursdays of the month 8pm to midnight. "There's a full backline and it's a great purpose built performance space."

The Woodman, 216 Durnsford Road, London SW19 8DR Last Thursday of the month. Hosted by Robin Bibi

The Suburban, 27 Hartfield Road Merton, SW19 3SG First Thursday of the month. Hosted by Rob Booth

Moors Bar, 57 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8SY, 020 8348 4161
Regular House band Nelson Kummer, guitar and vocals, John Ketthner - bass (l\h), Roger Cohen, guitar, Phil Overhead, drums and percussion. Jamming 9.00 to 11.30/12 then the bar is open until 2am

The Crown  Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road, Romford, Essex RM12 4TW 8:30-11:30 . Hosted by Double Trouble. Features rock and pop as well as blues.
01708 447656


Mama K's Blues Bar, Ruskin House 23 Coombe Road Croydon 020 8688 5339
Guest band at 10 pm Adm £2, £1 concs. Further details Reg Patten

ARCH1, Cranberry Lane, E16 4BJ "Now looking for Blues bands/duos to perform 2 x 45mins guest spots between 20:00 - 22:00. The Jam will commence a little after this. £3.00 before 21:00 and £5.00 after. Guest bands/musicians fre"e.


Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar  20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ (Oxford Circus tube)
3-7pm Afternoon open mic session featuring solo spots 020 7287 0514


The George, 32 King Street, Twickenham TW1 3SN 0208 892 1789 (Previously at The Fox, Church Street, Twickenham)

Coach & Horses, Barnes Hi. St., SW13 9LW T: 020 8876 2695
E: "Weekly gathering of random folks who drop in to showcase & practice new material, or just plain entertain. Mainly acoustic but that darned electricity is creaping in - mics, amps,
and speakers available"

The Grey Horse, 46 Richmond Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5EE
8 till 11ish.

The Blues Kitchen, 111 Camden High Street, NW1 7JN. 020 7387 5277 6pm - Midnight

Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues Bar  20 Kingly St, W1B 5PZ (Oxford Circus tube)
3-7pm Afternoon blues jam. Usually slow to start but builds later so get there early to guarantee a good blow. 020 7287 0514