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OPEN-AIR KLEZMER JAM SESSIONS - Stockholm


Summer 2021

THE "OPEN-AIR KLEZMER JAM SESSIONS - Stockholm" ARE BACK!!

Next time we are meeting: Wednesday, August 4th, 16:30-19:30 Facebook event

SIGN UP here - No later than Wednesday 28th at 12:00

In case of bad weather, the session might be moved to the following Wednesday.
In case of light rain in the morning or first afternoon, bring something to cover the wet benches and a long sleeves light jacket.

NEXT DATES weather permitting: August 11th + 18th

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. We will be meeting on some Wednesdays' afternoon in a park in central Stockholm, respecting Covid-19 security measures as indicated in the Folkhälsomyndigheten guidelines.

SIGN UP? YES!
In order to create a safe environment for everyone - and to monitor the number of participants so as to not exceed the permitted one - we kindly ask you to sign up in advance for each event: SIGN UP here. You will then receive more detailed information and, in case of bad weather, you will be notified of any change.

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 (apply for the waiting list for Fall 2021 before August 1st), 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.

FIKA? OF COURSE!
In between the music, we will have some "fika" breaks: you are welcome to take your snack and drinks (please note that we are not allowed to consume alcohol on the spot!) and we kindly ask you to be responsible and do not leave rubbish after yourself. Thank you for your understanding!

The initiative is organised in collaboration with Paideia Folkhögskola, Svenska Klezmerföreningen, Vargkatten Produktion and supported by Kulturrådet.

Summer 2020

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 BederoffUffe 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.

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