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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.

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. March 5, 2017

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School, plus a KidFiddle workshop

Join us at the March 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.

Photo of Jena Rauti and Gary Breitbard Also from 2 to 3 pm we will offer a KidFiddle workshop, led by well-known local performer and teacher (on fiddle, accordion, banjo and guitar) Gary Breitbard, assisted and accompanied by accordianist and vocalist Jena Rauti. Gary and Jena perform a variety of music together at many Bay Area events.

KidFiddle workshops are intended for advanced-beginner to intermediate fiddlers, 17 and under. Tuition is only $5, and youth admission to the jam is free as always. You can sign up at the event, but we’d appreciate hearing from you in advance (at kidfiddle /at/ fiddlers.org) if you know a young fiddler who would like to participate.

After the workshop we’ll invite the students to play on stage with Gary and Jena after the class, to have some fun and show us what they learned.

Details updated: 01/24/17


Sun. April 2, 2017

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School, plus a KidFiddle workshop

Join us at the April 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.

Erik Hoffman Also from 2 to 3 pm we will offer a KidFiddle workshop, led by multi-instrumentalist (and contra-dance caller) Erik Hoffman. Erik teaches fiddle and other instruments, for example in multi-week class series at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, and has worked with the children at Walker Creek Music Camp. Erik led a popular SCVFA KidFiddle workshop in March of 2016.

KidFiddle workshops are intended for advanced-beginner to intermediate fiddlers, 17 and under. Tuition is only $5, and youth admission to the jam is free as always. You can sign up at the event, but we’d appreciate hearing from you in advance (at kidfiddle /at/ fiddlers.org) if you know a young fiddler who would like to participate.

After the KidFiddle workshop we’ll ask the students to perform on stage with Erik. If we’re lucky, after that Erik may play a few tunes for us too!

Details updated: 01/24/17


Sun. May 7, 2017

Music Jam and Open Mike at Hoover School

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.


Sun. June 4, 2017

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

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.

No concert details yet -- stay tuned!

Details updated: n/a  [events-2017Jun.shtml]


Event list updated 02/13/17 15:17 EST

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