Clarence's info on Cajun Musician Jam Sessions in Louisiana

Cajun Jam sessions in Louisiana, lessons, buying accordions & instruments:

Welcome to the Cajun Jams and Cajun Jam Sessions in Louisiana page. This site lists dates, times and places in Louisiana where musicians gather for cajun music practice jam sessions. It also includes info on obtaining cajun instruments, books, the cajun language, lessons, and musician's discussion groups.

If you have any additional info for this page, please notify me at cajunclarence (type the at sign) Last updated: April 2012

Request from Clarence: One of my hobbies is running a free cajun accordion loan program. I get a lot of requests to borrow an accordion from aspiring musicians. If you are feeling generous and would like to support a good cajun cause, how about making a financial contribution to help me buy another accordion to loan out? Please read more about it at Clarence's Cajun Accordion Loan Program.

Cajun musician practice jams in Baton Rouge hosted by Clarence
We usually have between 6-20 people attend, including several fiddle players, several accordion players and several guitar players. It is open to all levels of musician types from absolute beginners including people who would like to start learning a cajun instrument to experienced cajun musicians and cajun band members. We take turns with different people leading different cajun songs so everyone can participate at whatever level they are. We have the jams on a regular basis, so if are interested in attending, please let me know. Also, if you know of any cajun song singers that are interested in singing at our jams, let me know about them also. This is only open to musician types, not the general dance community. To find a cajun instrument for sale, see my list here. To be added to the Baton Rouge cajun musician practice jams email list, please email me at cajunclarence [type the at sign] with the subject "cajun jams". ******************************************************************************************************

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Baton Rouge Cajun Music Jam Session
Send an email to cajunclarence [type the at sign] for cajun jams in Baton Rouge You may be interested in Clarence's complete list of cajun accordion builders, fiddle makers, zydeco rubboards sellers, and triangles.


Please read Clarence's Cajun Accordion Loan Program.

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux, La. every Monday at 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm.
This is a traditional Cajun music jam, no zydeco. The jam is hosted by Jerry L. Moody and Judith Pringle. Located at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (Thibodaux's version of Vermillionville). 314 St. Mary Street, Thibodaux (985) 859-7646 or 985-448-1375 jerrylmoody (type the at sign)

Counter Culture Yogurt Shop in Slidell, La. every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
located at 154 E Hall Ave, Slidell, LA, 70458. All interested singers and acoustic instrument players are invited. For info contact email: jalford [type the at sign]

JAMbalaya Acoustic Music Jam at Tom's Fiddle and Bow in Arnaudville, La.
1:00PM - 3:00PM Tom's Fiddle and Bow, 204 Fuselier Rd, Arnaudville, LA 70512 Doors Open 12:30PM, Potluck dinner at 12:30PM bring food to share Weekly every Sunday, Bring your appetite, instruments and voices, or just come to pass a good time... Potluck offering of food, beverage, snacks or dessert is optional. Info: (337) 754-5528

Cajun Jam at the VFW Hall in Elton, La.
This cajun jam is held at the VFW Hall on Hwy.190 (Downtown Elton) Every Friday evening 6PM-9PM with Roger La Fluer

Cajun Jam at the Kinder, Louisiana Welcome Center
This cajun jam is held in Kinder, La. at the Kinder Welcome Center, Hwy 165 N.(1.5 miles north of Kinder) with an acoustic jam session every Saturday morning (one Accordion Player at a time). Contact - Patsy Fontenot 337/738-4087

Lafayette CFMA at Touchet's in Maurice, La.
Cajun French Music Association
Cajun Musician Jam session - Every other Saturday at Touchet's on Hwy 167 in Maurice, La. from 2pm-6pm. For info call 337-893-9882

Pappy’s in Opelousas,La Tel 337 580-1817, every Sunday at 2PM. Pappy’s is on the Lewisburg Road almost across from the Kozy Lounge.

Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum in Houma, La.
Tuesday or Thursday nights? time? 7910 West Park Avenue Houma, Louisiana 70364 (504) 580-7200

Savoy Music Center close to Eunice, La.
hosts an acoustic jam session every Saturday morning, from 9am until noon. All are invited to join in, no permission or approval is needed, but we ask only one thing... Please, no more than ONE triangle player at a time. If you're wondering how to find the music center, just look for thirty cars lined up Hwy. 190 between Eunice and Lawtell. We are open for business, and admission is free, but a small box of boudin or cracklins would make you the most popular guy in there for about 2-3 minutes.

Louisiana Folk Roots Jam at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Lafayette La.
Louisiana Folk Roots Presents Cajun Music Jam Jam sessions take place throughout the weekend at the Louisiana Folk Roots Tent. Bring your instruments and join in, or just hang around and enjoy the great music in an intimate setting. Louisiana Folk Roots -

Louisiana Folk Roots - jam session in Lafayette, La. 2nd Sat of each month 6pm-8pm info @ lafolkroots . org (remove spaces for email address) 337-234-8360. Located at 101 W. Vermilion. Bring your instrument and join in or just come by to visit during the downtown Artwalk every 2nd Saturday of the month from 6pm-8pm. The public is invited.

LA Folk Roots Spring Annual Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week April ??-?, 2011 info @ lafolkroots . org (remove spaces for email address) 337-332-0967
Held at Chicot State Park.

Coffee Break in downtown Breaux Bridge, La.
The Coffee Break in Breaux Bridge hosts the Pont Breaux Cajun Jam every Saturday from 11am to 2 pm. This is an acoustic type jam session and all cajun musicians at all levels are welcome to join in. The Coffee Break has a small variety of Cajun music CDs for sale as well as documentary films from local filmmakers. We have a small selection of violins for sale from Tom's Fiddle and Bow, of Arnaudville. Please visit us on Saturdays for great Cajun music jams, local art, intersting people, and of course great Louisiana coffee (Community) at The Coffee Break 109 N. Main Street in historic downtown Breaux Bridge. Phone: 337.442.6607

Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, La.
Cajun Jam Session every Wednesday night, jam from 7pm - 11pm.
215 E. Convent St., Lafayette (337)234-2422 or 1-877-766-BLUE

D.I.'s restaurant in Tee-Mamou (Acadia Parish)
Cajun jam session every Wednesday night at D.I.'s at 5pm restaurant in Tee-Mamou (Acadia Parish) (337) 432-5141 please email me if you know the address.

American Legion in Rayne, La
Every last Friday of the month at 6PM.
213 American Legion Drive, Rayne, Louisiana Phone: 334-4774

Kozy Lounge in Opelousas
Every Saturday at 3PM.
on Lewisburg Road (337) 945-8947
(across the street from and past Allen's Place)

how to start up a jam session link


Lafayette, Scott area - Mitch Reed offers group & private music lessons for a variety of instruments, styles, ages and abilities
at The Front Room on Avenue A in Scott, Louisiana.
Mondays: Beginner Fiddle, 6-8 pm, $15 An ongoing class for fiddlers with a tune or two under their belts.
Wednesday: Wednesday Night Fiddle Class, 6-8 pm, $15 An on-going lesson for fiddlers who want to expand their repertoire.
For more information or to sign up for The Front Room's weekly e-newsletter contact musicreed [type the at sign] or 337-258-2333.

Cajun Accordion Lessons for the Beginner - taught by Kent Baton Rouge Gonzales area , personalized lessons, one on one instruction email: Klavigne [type the at sign] (225) 622-5705

Cajun Accordion Lessons - taught by Jerry Moody in the Thibodaux area , personalized lessons, one on one instruction email: jerryLmoody [type the at sign] (985) 859-7646

Cajun Fiddle Lessons at Grace Notes Music Studio in Downtown Baton Rouge:
Weekly class taught by Christian LeJeune of the Coobie Joe cajun band.

Baton Rouge Music Lessons - various instruments and styles at Grace Notes Music Studio in Downtown Baton Rouge:
Private violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, piano, guitar, Cajun Fiddle, Old Time Fiddle, and music composition lessons. Group classes for all string instruments-- for both kids and adults

Old Time Music Lessons Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bass By Kevin Landry
(225) 276-6892 or email to kevpland (type the at sign)

*************************************************** - Has Cajun accordion lessons online - Has Cajun accordion basics

Eric Bruneau's Cajun music web site - Cajun sheet music and lyrics online

How To Play Cajun Accordion - A web page with a lot of info

How To Play the Frottoir (Zydeco rubboard) - Has free online video instructions



Martin Brand Accordions
Clarence "Junior" Martin hand made accordions "Martin" brand out of Scott, Louisiana.

Acadian Brand Accordions
Mark Savoy's hand made accordions "Acadian" brand out of Eunice, Louisiana.

Bon Cajun and Bon Tee Cajun Brand Accordions
Larry Miller's hand made accordions "Bon Cajun" brand out of Iota, Louisiana.

Floyd's record shop
has mail order "children's toy accordion" and an inexpensive accordion made overseas in the Cajun style for beginners.

Key of Z Rubboards (TM) Made By Tee Don Landry Key of Z Rubboards zydeco rubboards by Champagne Sheet Metal.

Floyd's record shop
Zydeco rubboards.

Cajun Triangle's (T'fer's)
Larry Miller's hand made triangles out of Iota, Louisiana.

La Famille Viator Violins
Hand-crafted violins carved in the Louisiana Creole tradition out of Eunice Louisiana.

Arsement Accordions
Has some accordions available and instructions on how to buy accordions.

B and K music (Ken Smith owner and fiddle player
B and K Music has lots of violins and other instruments. Located in Kinder, Louisiana.


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See my web page that lists books, CD's and online dictionary type websites on the Cajun and Creole language at

Please listen to Clarence's Cajun radio program in Baton Rouge.
Saturdays 7pm-9pm on WBRH 90.3 FM

View Clarence's Baton Rouge Cajun and Zydeco Schedule. Clarence needs your help - read a message from Clarence here.
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