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Upcoming SCVFA Jams and Events

Download our General information flyer (PDF), which has information about the monthly jams at Hoover Middle School, and a map. To help pay for school rental costs, admission is $6 for SCVFA members and $8 for non-members. Youths 17 and under are admitted free.

Summer schedule: This year the July, August and September jams are being held in the Rose Garden Park on Naglee Ave. at Garden Dr. (2 blocks from Hoover School). Free. Here's our Summer schedule flyer and map (PDF).

Join Our Mailing List to receive one monthly email reminder a few days before each SCVFA Jam. To join, email send mail to president -at- fiddlers - dot - org with 'join mailing list' in the Subject. You can remove yourself from the list at any time.


Sun. May 6, 2018

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School and a Mini-Concert

Join us at the May jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the two learning groups: the Slow Jam group starting at about 1:30, and the Tune Builder group starting at about 2:00, each for an hour or so.

Charlie Walden Patt Plunkett This month we’ll have two special guests, Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden and his wife, pianist Patt Plunkett. They plan to jam with us, and will perform a mini-concert at about 3pm.

Patt and Charlie, aka “Patt and Possum”, teach and perform the old-time music of Missouri and other regions, in workshops, concerts and for contra dances. They've done all three several times in the last few years in the Bay Area, to great acclaim. Come meet them, maybe learn a couple of tunes from them, and enjoy their performance.

Details updated: 03/23/18


Sun. June 3, 2018

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

Join us at the June jam at Hoover School for music indoors and out. Our usual format: multiple jam groups from 1-5, open-mike performances on stage in the Hoover multi-purpose room starting around 1:30 and the two learning groups: the Slow Jam group starting at about 1:30, and the Tune Builder group starting at about 2:00, each for an hour or so.


Sun. July 1, 2018

Free Music Jam at the Rose Garden Park

The July jam will be held in the Rose Garden Park on Naglee Ave. at Garden Dr. (adjacent to San José Municipal Rose Garden). The park is just two blocks from our usual Hoover Middle School location. Free admission. (Note: We will not have our usual open-mike performances at this jam.)

If you'd like to participate in a Slow Jam or Tune Builder Circle, please ask. For jams in the park we generally arrange them only on demand.

Bring a picnic if you like (barbeques are available in the park), and come to jam or just to listen. Come early and help us by reserving a table!


Sun. August 5, 2018

Free Music Jam at the Rose Garden Park

The August jam will also be at the Rose Garden Park, with free admission but no open-mike stage (see above). If you'd like to try a Slow Jam or Tune Builder Circle while we're in the park, just ask and we'll try to organize one.

Bring a picnic if you like (barbeques are available in the park), and come to jam or just to listen. Come early and help us by reserving a table!


Event list updated 04/22/18 15:26 EDT

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