The long-running monthly jazz jams continue at the Waldo Theatre Annex, 47 Glidden St. a block behind the downtown theater. The first jam of 2010 is set for Sunday, Jan. 2 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

The jam features a core of seasoned Midcoast musicians who produce a great afternoon of music for those who love to listen to jazz, as well as a solid foundation for new players to build upon. The jam is held on the first Sunday of every month.

Admission to the informal and intimate afternoon is free for those who play and $5 for listeners. Free refreshments are provided. For more information, call 593-7445.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to