FREE    3rd-Sunday Jam

Mostly up-tempo old time tunes.  This is not a slow jam, however all levels are welcome.

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 .

September 18th, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Municipal Rose Garden Park – San Jose

We play near the corner of Naglee Ave and Garden Drive

(Note: rain cancels this outdoor jam)     

Be sure to check this website and/or visit our Facebook page for more about upcoming jams, workshops, concerts and performances by our “Fiddlers band”!

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Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association — acoustic jamming for all levels

    October 2nd, 2022     1:00-5:00 p.m.

   Slow Jam – 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Herbert Hoover Middle School

1635 Park Ave

San Jose, CA

You’re invited to 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.

Live performances by local bands are also schedule and will take place in the cafeteria during the jam.

     Admission: by Donation

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

Donations are easily done via PayPal    Thank-you

A “Afters”   –   

 Get to know one another

immediately after the jam at a local restaurant


“Afters” location for October 2, 2022

Park Station Hashery

1701 Park Avenue
San Jose

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.


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.

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.