Live Jazz: The Jam Session Returns to Southampton

At the Southampton Arts Center

The Southampton Arts Center and the Jam Session will kick off the 2018 season with “Keeping Live Jazz Alive,” a concert to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America’s Keyed Up! program, on Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-concert reception catered by Bay Burger and Union Cantina. The music will begin at 7.

Hosted by Ed German and Brian Cosgrove of WPPB 88.3 FM, the program will feature Ray Anderson on trombone, Claire Daly on baritone saxophone, Jay Rodriguez on tenor saxophone, Morris Goldberg on alto saxophone, Diego Urcola on trumpet, Santi Debriano on bass, Bill O’Connell on piano, and Claes Brondal on drums.

For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has provided financial, medical, and legal assistance to jazz and blues veterans in need. Keyed Up! is dedicated to sustaining live jazz in part by helping defray the costs of musicians’ fees for participating venues.

Tickets are $40 and available at brownpapertickets.com.