JAMS & OTHER PARTICIPATORY MUSIC EVENTS
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Seattle Song Circle
Every Sunday 7-10 pm, in a home somewhere around Seattle. Call 425-998-6134 for the location. Just a bunch of folks who enjoy getting together to sing - no particular expertise required. We sing mainly folksongs, but you may hear almost anything at one time or another. We have no dues or other memberships requirements, though we are associated with the Seattle Folklore Society.


DUSTY STRINGS MUSIC SCHOOL

3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle
SING

Kate Power & Steve Einhorn
Every Wed. Noon - 1:00 pm

Come as you are. Sing at noon on Wednesdays underground at Dusty Strings. House Band provided, mystery guests inevitable. Come SING! All are welcome.
Bluegrass Jam
Rob Bulkley
Every 4th Sat. Sept. through April, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Bring your favorite songs. Rob will happily call out the chords! He’ll pace this bluegrass jam according to the abilities and wishes of the participants.
Old-Time Jam
Sarah Comer
Every 2nd Sun. 1:30 - 3:30 pm

For those new to the old-time jam scene the first half hour will be common tunes like "Soldier's Joy" and "Old Joe Clark", played at an easy-going tempo, then we'll pick up the pace with a variety of Northwest fiddle tunes and turn it over to the participants to start a few tunes of their own. Bring your fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass!, (or other acoustic instrument) and come enjoy making music with others!
Circle-Sing Jam
Debby Boland Watt
Every 1st Sat. 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Debby leads all comers on a vocal journey to create spontaneous songs using rhythm, language and harmony. Mentored by Bobby McFerrin, Debby helps all voices find places to sing. Everyone is welcome. No experience needed.
Ukelimba
Steve Einhorn
Every 3rd Sun. 12:30 - 1:00 pm

Got a ukelimba? Want to try one? Talk your walk. Take a minute and let your thumbs do the walking and make new sounds on the ukelimba. Anybody can play!
Ukulele Jam
Sunga Rose
Every 3rd Sun. 2:30 - 4:00 pm
We'll stick to simple tunes that the whole group can join in on. Singing is encouraged. Playing music is fun and playing the ukulele is the most fun of all. Let's all jam together!
Ukalaliens: Start Up for Absolute Beginners
Steve Einhorn & Kate Power
Every 3rd Sunday 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Free

We have ukes-to-lend for this fun hour-long class to get you started on uke! Steve Einhorn & Kate Power will teach you how to hold the uke, a few simple chords, a couple of strums, and how to sing familiar songs while accompanying yourself. Non-musicians, non-singers and people with learning “issues” are all invited and encouraged to attend this class. No experience needed. Bring your soprano, concert or tenor ukulele, or borrow one from us.


8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
OPEN MIC
Every Wed. 7:30 pm, sign-up at 7 pm
Russell Carrick, host - 1st Wed
Sara Depp, host - 2nd Wed
Stew Hendrickson, host - 3rd Wed
Greg Spence-Wolf, host - 4th Wed

Music, Poems, Dance, Comedy, Stories!
In a friendly, acoustic (no-mic), listening atmosphere
FOLK MUSIC JAM
Stew & Betty Hendrickson
Every 4th Sat. 11 am - 1 pm
Instrumental and vocal music, come join us.
IRISH SESSION
Ming Chen
Every 1st and 3rd Sat. 11 am - 1 pm

A friendly intermediate-level open session.
NORTHERN TUNES SESSION
Laurie Andres, Cathie Whitesides, WB Reid
Every 4th Sun. 6 - 9 pm

Playing the Rhythm Rollers repertoire of dance tunes. All instruments and levels welcome
CHORO MUSIC OPEN JAM
Stuart Zobel - Choroloco
Every 1st Sun. 2 pm

Whether you already know and love this style of Brazilian music or are just curious about it, bring your instrument or just come listen, have some coffee, home made food,beer or wine, and enjoy! Guitars, flutes, clarinets, violins, accordions, saxophones, ukulele, trombones and just about any kind of instrument can participate. We will have concert pitch and Bb lead sheets for those who read music.


NW SEAPORT CHANTEY SING
Every 3rd Fri. 8 - 10 pm
at a maritime site on S. Lake Union
Sea Chanteys and other maritime music celebrate our connections to the sea, boats, and those who sail them. They include work songs and foc’sle ditties with great choruses that tie our present day maritime traditions and lore to those of the past. The call-and-response form makes these songs easy to learn and fun to sing for adults and children alike. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus.


VICTORY MUSIC OPEN MICS

Every Tues at Q Cafe in Seattle
and Antique Sandwich Co in Tacoma
Every 1st Thurs at
Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue
Every 1st
Sat. at Cafe Zippy's in Everett
Victory Music hosts open mics every week. You’ll find our friendly volunteers and acoustic music from fledgling to fantastic at each event. While each of our Open Mics develops a unique personality, they all strive to create a supportive, listening atmosphere for both musician and listener.


SEATTLE/TACOMA IRISH SESSIONS
A traditional Irish session is a gathering of musicians, vocalists, and perhaps a dancer or two at the local public house. Come in, sit down & enjoy the craic ( good fellowship) in Seattle/Tacoma at these local Irish Sessions: Hoiland's Session Index


KLEZMER MUSIC IN SEATTLE
Klezmer is “music of uncontrollable joy fused with irrevocable pathos. Echoing the sounds of its long-lost homeland of Eastern Europe, it mirrors and interweaves with the musical kaleidoscope of its new home in America.” Klezmer music in Seattle includes: KlezKids, at Temple Beth Am, which welcomes instrumentalists of all ages and stages who can read sheet music; and Heimish Klezmer, "a self-selecting amorphous group of people who like to play klezmer tunes for fun in their spare time," they meet in the Greenwood district every 3rd Wed.