Slow Jam Fizz

An online old-time slow-ish jam, with a twist!

Sponsored by the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, Slow Jam Fizz happens on Zoom every Friday 4-5pm Pacific Time. We will continue weekly through the end of May.  For the summer months (June through September) Slow Jam Fizz will be once a month, on the second Friday of the month.

In addition to Zoom, the jam is streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/BerkeleyOldTimeMusicConvention/videos.

Each week will have different amazing leaders. All tunes will be led by the leaders, so it won’t be a round robin like some jams you might be used to. It will be all instrumentals — fiddle/banjo tunes.

The definition of “slow” will be left to the discretion of the leaders. Sometimes it might be too fast for you, sometimes too slow. If it’s too fast, try it anyway! It’ll be a challenge, and what have you got to lose?


Here are some unique advantages of an online jam:

  • Nobody can hear you if you screw up!

  • You can’t hear others if they screw up!

  • You can hear the details of the leaders’ playing.

  • You can enjoy jam leaders from all over rather than from only your home community.

It will be free, but tips to the leaders are encouraged.

Here’s the upcoming lineup. Be prepared not to be bored! Hope you’ll join us.

Past jams: Recordings of past jams are available on the BOTMC Youtube channel in the Slow Jam Fizz Sessions playlist.

To join: Get the zoom link by sending an email to slowjamfizz@stickerville.org

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