• Admission: $10+ Sliding Scale
  • Location: Freight & Salvage
  • 2020 Addison St
  • Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Time:
    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Jun 4 2023

Swing Jam IN PERSON w/Olivier Zyngier

This jam is for all musicians who like swing/jazz songs from the 20's 30's and 40's to 50's, for example songs from the Great American Songbook, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, etc., with a good mix of Manouche, Western Swing, etc. So probably not hardcore jazz, not bluegrass or country or old time, and not blues or rock either.

All levels are welcome but if you're beginner you may find it challenging... or a good opportunity to learn! Maybe the best way to describe the level is this: lots of 6th and 9th chords, plus the usual smattering of Δ, Ø, m7b5, 0 and +.

Open to all instruments, including your singing voice. If you play a loud or unusual instrument, please be mindful of how it'll fit in. Acoustic only please.

It's not a class or a concert, it's a jam. If you want to take solos that's great, if you prefer to only sing or accompany the soloists or singers that's OK too.

Bring your tablet or chord book. If you call a tune please make sure you can play or sing it (start and finish, play the head, know the chords, etc.), and that it fits the level of your fellow players.

So come on by and let's have fun playing swing.

Tell your friends, the more the merrier...

We are excited to bring back one of our most popular offerings: our community-building jams! We are now offering a different jam each Sunday, led by experienced jam leaders in their chosen genre.

Registration for an individual jam is on a sliding scale, $10+ unless otherwise noted, or save with the Annual Jam Pass - 2023 for $100.00 and attend all Sunday Jams in 2023!

May 14 - Old TIme Jam w/Tony Phillips

May 21 - Swing Jam w/Olivier Zyngier

May 28 - Bluegrass/Country Jam w/Richard Brandenburg

June 4 - Swing Jam w/Olivier Zyngier

June 4 - Community Drumming w/Aaron Kierbel ($5+)

June 11 - Old Time Jam w/Tony Phillips

June 18 - Acoustic Hip-Hop Cypher w/LiL MC ($5+)

June 25 - Bluegrass/Country Jam w/Richard Brandenburg

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