Welcome! Community Jams is the nonprofit development of Portland Casual Jams, a network of 4000+ local musicians. We connect musicians of all abilities to foster community, compassion, and harmony by playing live music together. Our studio is centrally located at 211 SE Madison St in Portland, OR. Please schedule a visit with us through Meetup.com.

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Monday Open Jam: Sing or play familiar songs with supportive collaborators at our Madison Street Studio from 6:00-8:00pm. RSVP

Monday Improv Jam: Explore a fun, different way of playing live, enjoying the fluidity of improvisation. At our Madison Street Studio from 8-10:00pm. RSVP

Wednesday Open/Beginner Jam: Learn to play together with favorite easy-to-play songs at our Madison Street Studio from 7-9:30pm. RSVP

Thursday Open Jam: Sing or play familiar songs with supportive collaborators at our Madison Street Studio from 7-9:30pm. RSVP

Saturday COVID-Conscious Jam: With masks and vaccinations required, enjoy a relaxed social jam at our Madison Street Studio from 2-4:00pm RSVP

Saturday Seasoned Session for Collaboration (Experienced Regulars): Focus on more challenging songs which require a little planning and collaboration. At our Madison Street Studio from 5-7:00pm every other Saturday RSVP


Community Jams just received a Small Arts & Culture grant from Fred W. Fields Fund of Oregon Community Foundation. This is a direct result of your enthusiastic participation, ongoing support, and collaboration in making Community Jams a valuable service for Portland musicians. Thank you all so much!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our musician, Board member, and Technology Director Robert Steele, the new version of the bsteele Music App has been released. Please remove your old links to the beta and bookmark this version going forward!

Support us

We rely entirely on your donations to keep things running. Please consider at least $20 per jam as one-time donations or recurring donations on PayPal to help us cover the costs of serving you at our beautiful studio.

Can you help us with time and expertise? We are looking for support with grant-writing, promotion, and event organization. Drop us at note at play@communityjams.org

COVID-19 Status

Our studio space is located at 211 SE Madison St inside the East Creative Collective, a centrally-located studio and gallery for artists.

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Upcoming Jams on Meetup


Would you like to volunteer to help connect musicians through live music? We’re looking for a few folks that are interested in helping with marketing, website management, and social media. Email communityjamspdx@gmail.com to get involved!