The Harlem Sessions began in 2015 as a performance jam session concept led by Harlem based artist and composer, Marc Cary. Recognizing that much of the innovation of jazz and ground broken came from the late-night jams and shed sessions in Harlem, Marc was inspired to reinvigorate this tradition. The Session focuses on a musical menu - a repertoire less travelled, to highlight some beloved composers and lyricists. Marc also wanted to cultivate an ensemble approach to building new arrangements in front of an audience, rather than a place where everyone was a soloist, while keeping the performance at a premium. The session runs weekly at Smoke Jazz Club!