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KlezCalifornia klezmer workshop/jam, Berkeley, CA, 25 Sep 2016

KlezCalifornia is very pleased to launch a series of klezmer workshops and jams this Fall.

Sunday, September 25, 1:00-4:15pm.
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center,
2905 Shattuck Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94705

Each event will have two sessions The first session will be a 90-minute klezmer instrumental workshop for musicians with little or no klezmer experience but who are proficient on their instruments. It will be taught by an experienced klezmer musician and teacher, and will include playing tunes with charts, getting familiar with klezmer techniques, and learning some tunes by ear at a slow pace.

After a short break, there will be a 90 minute klezmer jam session for those with at least intermediate familiarity with playing klezmer and/or jamming. After the leader begins the session with a warm up tune or two, musicians will take turns "calling" a tune, with everyone learning new tunes by ear or enjoying playing/improvising on familiar ones.The leader will provide guidance for pace, transitions, and ensure an overall smoothly run and fun evening!

Come for both sessions or just one. Refreshments provided. Donation of $10-$20 requested. Reservations not necessary but greatly appreciated, please email jams[at]klezcalifornia.org and indicate what instrument you play and which event and which session(s) you plan to attend. We will also add you to a special mailing list through which you will receive more information, including who will teach/lead each event.

Over the next year, we will try out several models of workshops and jams.Your feedback is critical so let us know your preferences!

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