The Third Sunday Jazz Jam, featuring a hot and steady rhythm section and musicians from around Waldo County and the Midcoast, will take place Sunday, April 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Fallout Shelter Café at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.

The jam offers jazz standards and favorites, new requests and old chestnuts. Musicians of all ages and levels who love music and improvisation are welcome to bring their instruments and voices and play.

The rhythm section — guitar, piano, bass and drums — starts out with a short warm-up concert and then the jam commences, featuring vocals, saxophonist, trumpet, trombone and guitar. A preliminary informal “woodshed” session will begin at 2 p.m. for musicians who would like to work with guitarist Bill Barnes on a standard or original piece, working through harmony, chord voicings and soloing over the chord changes.

Jazz is an evolving art that needs honing on all levels, and both young and old players are encouraged to come out and test the waters. Refreshments and finger food will be available for those attending. A donation of $5 is requested for those who come to listen.

For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.