Slow Jam Fizz
Announcing a new online old-time slow-ish jam, with a twist!
Sponsored by the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, it will be on Zoom every Friday 4-5pm Pacific Time. We also livestream it to YouTube - search for the Slow Jam Fizz on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BerkeleyOldTimeMusicConvention
The inaugural jam was so successful that we have now upgraded our Zoom account to allow up to 500 participants. And, if the jam leaders give permission, Slow Jam Fizz will be archived on the BOTMC YouTube channel.
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.
March 5 - Rafe Stefanini & Nikki Lee
March 12 - Joseph Decosimo & Kasey Poole Decosimo
March 19 - Paul Brown & Terri McMurray
March 26 - Karen Celia Heil, Allegra Yellin, & Jordan Ruyle
April 2 - Bruce & Audrey Molsky
February 19 - Suzy & Eric Thompson
The Horsenecks (Gabrielle Macrae & Barry Southern) will lead a future jam.
To join: Get the zoom link by sending an email to email@example.com.
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