OPEN-AIR KLEZMER JAM SESSIONS - Stockholm
THE CLOSING MEETING OF THE Open-Air Klezmer Jam Session - Stockholm 2021 WILL BE HOSTED BY Vintervikens Trädgård UNDER THE TENT OF ITS STORA SCENEN!
WHEN: September 1st, h. 16:00-19:00
WHERE: Vinterviksvägen 30, 117 65 Stockholm
Come and enjoy an afternoon of Klezmer music where you can participate for free as a musician or as a listener while tasting the amazing food and beverages of Vintervikens Café!
IF YOU ARE A MUSICIAN AND WOULD LIKE TO PLAY > SIGN UP HERE < no later than Tuesday, August 31st, at 18:00
This will help me with the organization of the event since I am bringing printed copies of the music we will be playing. Thank you!
>> Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, dancing as well as crowding are not allowed, and the audience must be seated. <<
WHAT DO WE PLAY?
We will play tunes from the repertoire of the previous series of Open Air Klezmer Jam Session (Summer 2020), from the Klezmer - Judisk Instrumentell Musik course repertoire that Valeria leads at Paideia Folkhögskola, and from the repertoire of the Svenska Klezmerföreningen Music & Dance Jam Sessions. Scores of the music will be available for free in printed form on-site, as well as in PDF form in this Google Drive folder. (a link to this session's folder will be made available next week)
I DON'T PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, MAY I COME TOO? YES!
Come and enjoy an afternoon of Klezmer music where you can participate for free as a musician or as a listener. The meetings are open to anyone interested in Klezmer music and to those who would like to spend some hours listening to music while enjoying the Swedish Summer weather. Except for the closing session, we have been meeting on (not rainy) Wednesdays afternoon in a park in central Stockholm, respecting Covid-19 security measures as indicated in the Folkhälsomyndigheten guidelines.
The initiative is organised by Valeria Conte in collaboration with Paideia Folkhögskola, Svenska Klezmerföreningen, Vargkatten Produktion and supported by Kulturrådet.
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During the challenging Summer of 2020, Valeria has organized with great success six Open Air Klezmer Jam Sessions open to anyone, musician and non. Covid-19 security measures were observed and the chosen location offered enough space for the musicians and the audience to feel safe and welcome. Depending on the weather, the meetings took place every two to three weeks. Some amateur and professional photographers took pictures of the sessions, among these, Dennis Bederoff, Uffe Berggren, and Andrzej Markiewicz who also filmed, edited and published a video of Session #5 on his YouTube channel. And Lars Epstein's pictures and words in the Dagens Nyheter Facebook Blog.