Derek Short's Jam Session - Groove, Jazz & Funk Workshop

2017 / 02 / 27 (Mon)
Live House:
Absolute Blue - Ikebukuro
Funk, Hip-Hop, Jam, Jazz, Soul
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Door Price:
¥1,800 plus 1 drink minimum
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Derek Short's Jam Session - Groove, Jazz & Funk Workshop


6 string bassist / saxophonist / vocalist  Derek Short will be hosting a jazz / funk / groove jam session / band workshop on Monday (2/27) at Absolute Blue ( in Ikebukuro. 7-11 PM !!! Everyone is welcome to join or just to come hangout and listen. See you there.




The house band will be :

Derek Short - Bass


Derek Short


 p.s. ,

I usually bring a couple of iPads with all the charts that we need so basically almost any song in any style is ok !!!

Below are just a few of the many tunes we have done at previous sessions ( of course we would love for people to suggest other tunes too ). *ご参考までに下の方に今まで演奏した曲目を記載します。


Street Life (Crusaders)

Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard)


Golden (Jill Scott)

All Blues (Miles Davis)

I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

Afro Blue (Robert Glasper / Erika Badeau)

Actual Proof (Herbie Hancock)

If I Ain't Got You (Alicia keys)

Driftin' (Herbie Hancock)

My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)

Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)

Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone (Bill Withers)

Let's Stay Together (Al Green)

Lovely Day (Bill Withers)

Hang Uo Your Hangups (Herbie Hancock)

Thieves In The Temple (Prince)

Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)

Smoke on The Water (Deep Purple)

Footprints (Wayne Shorter) Terrance Blanchard arr.

Stand By Me (Ben E King)

Chameleon (Herbie Hancock)

Englishman In New York (Sting)

Crossroads (Clapton/Cream)

Dock Of The Bay (Ben E King)

Mercy Mercy Mercy (Cannonball Adderly)

I Keep Forgetting (Michael Macdonald)

Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis)

Well You Needn't (Thelonious Monk)

Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

People Make The World Go Round (The Stylistics)

Come Together (Beatles)

Mustang Sally

A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy version)

And The Melody Remains The Same (Chaka Khan version)

Blue Bossa

Red Baron (Billy Cobham)

My Funny Valentine

Fragile (Sting)

Brown Sugar (D'Angelo)

Soul Intro

Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

Just The Two of Us (Grover Washington Jr.)

The Chicken

Cissy Strut (The Meters)

Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)

What's Going On (Marvin Gaye)

Four on Six (Wes Montgomery)

I Can't Help It (Michael Jackson)

All Blues (Miles Davis)

Jean Pierre (Miles Davis)

Change The World (Eric Clapton)

Yesterday (Beatles as Reggae)

Road Song (Wes Montgomery)

You've Got a Friend (Carole King)

Blue In Green (Miles)

Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)

Nature Boy (George Benson)

Don't Know Why (Nora Jones)

The Thumb (Wes Montgomery)

Happy (Pharell Williams) 

Watermelon Man (Headhunters version)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Josie (Steely Dan)

Peg (Steely Dan)

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Georgy Porgy (Toto)

Tell Me A Bed Time Story (Herbie Hancock)

Spain (Chick Corea)

Armando's Rhumba (Chick Corea)

Humpty Dumpty (Chick Corea)

Feel Like making Love (Roberta Flack)

Hit The Road Jack (Scofield Arrangement)

I Don't Need No Doctor (Scofield Arrangement)

Sticks and Stones (Scofield Arrangement)

Teen Town (Jaco)

Birdland (Weather Report)

Three Views of a Secret (Jaco)

In A Sentimental Mood

There Is No Greater Love

Body and Soul

My Favorite Things

Take Five (Dave Brubeck Group)

500 Miles High (Chick Corea)

Bright Size Life (Pat Metheny)

Billie's Bounce (F Blues)

Rhythm-a-Ning (Bb Rhythm Changes)

West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery)

Valdez in The Country (Donnie Hathaway)



Live House

Live House:
Absolute Blue
1-15-6 Nishiikebukuro
Address (Japanese):
東京都豊島区西池袋1-15-6 豊島会館B2F
Map link:
Closest stations:
Absolute Blue


Absolute Blue  - We always have good music and cocktails.

TEL: 03-5904-8576 / 070-6455-0240  

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