Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association

Come jam with us – Rain or Shine

Inside jamming spaces will be available in the event of rain.

1st Sunday Jam & Concert
Annual General Meeting & Elections

February 5th, 2023    1:00-5:00

• Lots of jamming all afternoon!
• SCVFA Members Annual Meeting & Board Member Election
• Performance by local band Lonely Tides

Location: Herbert Hoover Middle School
1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA

Parking: Use the entrance off  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–beginner to advanced—join one of the many jam circles that evolve during the afternoon. And if you don’t play an instrument, come and listen! Listeners are always welcome.

Intermediate Bluegrass Jam: 1:30 – 5:00 led by Robert Cornelius

Slow Jam:  1:30 – 2:30 pm

• Annual General Meeting:  2:45 – 3:15

Open Mic:  1:30-2:30

Concert: 3:30 – 4:30 Featuring   “Lonely Tides”
Caleb Gum – mandolin,   Julie Self – guitar,  Celeste Melamed – fiddle,   Zakkai Melamed – banjo|

Afters:  Chipotle    975 The Alameda, San Jose   After the music, gather to share conversation, food & good cheer.

Suggested donation: $5.00 – more or less as you are able.  Click Here to donate.

FREE 4th Sunday Jam

Sunday,  February 19th
1:00 – 3:00

Location: Municipal Rose Garden Park

1649 Naglee Ave.,San Jose

Note: Rain Cancels this jam

 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 650-336-5561

Come play with us! San Jose Rose Garden

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Members of SCVFA automatically receive monthly jam announcements and details.

If you’re not a member, we are happy to add you to our email list:

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


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.

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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.

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