January 8th, 2022    1:00-5:00

Slow Jam – 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Special Event:
Mini-concert: Tbd 2:45 – 3:15

Fiddle Workshop with tbd:  3:30 – 4:00

Open Mic:  1:30-2:30 and 3:30 – 4:30

Location: Herbert Hoover Middle School

1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA

Parking: Use the entrance off of Naglee Ave

Come and enjoy a lively afternoon playing music with others and/or listening to our local bands perform on stage!

If you play an acoustic instrument, come and join one of the many jam circles that evolve during the afternoon. All levels are welcome.

Suggested donation: $5.00 – more or less as you are able

Donations are easy with PayPal    Thank you.

FREE 3rd Sunday Jam

Sunday December 18th — 1:00 – 3:00

Note: Rain Cancels this jam

 All acoustic string music
Come play with us.

Caleb Gum will be leading a slow jam workshop focusing on groove, rhythm, improv, and musicality. Give it a try!

It is acceptable to lead a tune from a different genre (bluegrass, Irish, etc)  if 2 people are able to strongly lead the tune so others can learn it by ear.

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

Location:     Shoup Park
400 University Ave   Los Altos

More information: If you have trouble finding the park, call Susan 650-336-5561


Learn a tune for an upcoming  jam with Pete’s Tune Collection. Over 200 tunes are provided in Pete’s Tune Collection with easy to use midi sound files, standard music notation, and ABC notation.

Afters

 Get to know one another immediately after the jam at a local restaurant

“Afters” location  Taqueria Lopez #2

Address:  1460 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126


FREE 3rd Sunday Jam

                                                                          Sunday December 18th  1:00 – 3:00

Note: Rain Cancels this jam

 All acoustic string music

Come play with us.

Caleb Gum will be leading a slow jam workshop focusing on groove, rhythm, improv, and musicality. Give it a try!

It is acceptable to lead a tune from a different genre (bluegrass, Irish, etc)  if 2 people are able to strongly lead the tune so others can learn it by ear.

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

Location:     Shoup Park

400 University Ave   Los Altos

More information: Fiddlers.org   Can’t find us at the park:  Call Susan 650-336-5561


MEMBERS PERFORMING — COMMUNITY SUPPORTING

If you like to perform, join SCVFA. Numerous performance opportunities come our way throughout the year such at harvest festivals, school events, senior centers, private parties and celebrations.  https://www.fiddlers.org/open-band/

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

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 the breadth of music traditions which are based on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar. …traditional music reflects our cultural heritage.

We share a wide variety of styles including old-time, country music, bluegrass, western swing, Celtic, Scandinavian and other traditional styles.

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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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.