2023 is SCVFA’s 50th year


Back to Hoover School!

Celebrate every month with music.


Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

Come jam with us

First Sunday Jam
October 1st, 2023    1:00-5:00 pm

Come celebrate 50 years with us!

Jam location: Herbert Hoover Middle School

Navigate to: Herbert Hoover Gym

1474 Naglee Ave      San Jose

Invite your family and friends. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music.

Admission by Donation: suggested $5.00 – more or less as you are able

or Donate Online Here


1:30 – 2:30  – Slow Jam

1:30 – 500 – Bluegrass jam – led by Robert Cornelius

1:30 – 4:30 – Open mic

1:00 -5:00 – Bluegrass, Old Time, Americana, Scandinavian, Celtic.  The possibilities are endless.

Choose your voice (genre of music), gather with friends and enjoy the afternoon with music.


5:30 – “Afters”  After the music, gather to share conversation, food, and good cheer.

Join us at Chipotle

975 The Alameda #10, San Jose

You don’t play an instrument?        Come listen.


We love an audience.

FREE 3rd Sunday Jam

Sunday, October 15th, 2023
1:00 – 3:00

Location: Washington Park

840 W Washington Ave


Note: Rain Cancels this jam.  There is no slow jam on 3rd Sundays.

 All acoustic string music
Come play with us.

Musicians are encouraged to form smaller jam groups when the circle grows too big .

More information: If you have trouble finding the park, call Susan 412-609-1232

Come play with us! San Jose Rose Garden

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(if you enjoy the jam, we encourage you to become a member!)


If you like to perform, there are numerous opportunities throughout the year at harvest festivals, school events, senior centers, private parties, and farmers markets.  Donations support SCVFA programs. More Info

Enjoy this and other benefits when you become a member of SCVFA. Join Today!

Current COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are Optional.   Our community has many vulnerable members
  • Anyone who develops COVID-19 within 1 week after attending should notify me (president@fiddlers.org)
  • Please Do Not Attend This Gathering If You Feel Sick. 
Who We Are

The Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association (SCVFA) represents close to 200 members from the San Francisco Bay area — from Gilroy to Berkeley, San Francisco to Santa Cruz. And the big surprise: we’re not all fiddlers! SCVFA celebrates music traditions based on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, including old-time, country, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and many others.

Our music is played on acoustic instruments such as fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, upright basses, accordions, penny whistles, harmonicas, dulcimers, and more.  Learn more about SCVFA.

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Join the Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

As a member you will be part of a long tradition of supporting and sharing live music with friends, the local community and beyond.

The SCVFA is a California non-profit corporation, registered with the California Registry of Charitable Trusts. We are classified by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the SCVFA can generally be deducted from the donor’s Federal (and often state) income tax. Consult your tax advisor about your specific situation.

We are also supported by our members through dues, individual donations and participation in our public performances, as well as by monthly Jam attendees and newsletter advertisers — particularly Kamimoto String Instruments.

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