To truly understand the essence of the Northampton Jazz Workshop and Jam Session you must listen to what the Green Street Trio members have to say about it. Paul, George, and Jon all have careers related to music, but the jazz workshop strives for something more. These three musicians have formed the trio out of their shared love for jazz and its community. Every Tuesday evening they offer 4-5 hours of their time to play with a guest artist and other musicians in the community because they wish to keep the tradition of jazz alive in the Pioneer Valley—a tradition sometimes profitable in urban communities, but muchless so in semi-rural western Massachusetts. In these interviews, each member shares something unique about what the jazz community means to them. We hope that you watch these clips to better understand that which makes the Northampton Jazz Workshop so special.