Below is an interesting ad from today’s Craig’s list. Here’s the email address to reply to:
This is a call for people either playing or interested in playing manouche style, “gypsy” swing or jazz. Jamming, but facilitated jamming, meaning tunes will be worked on and sent around ahead of time, prior to each jam get together. Some things should be understood ahead of time:
- Location for jams will be in the Vilas Park/zoo neighborhood;
-Jam afternoons/nights will be any variety of: M-W-TH (TH around 7:30) nights; Saturday later afternoons. I will do my best to make a time that works for everyone, but at some point, the time will have to be what it is.
- The space does cost a minimal amount to rent. It isn’t much, but costs will be shared among attending musicians – a likely $3 or so per hour, depending on how many come (cost is divided equally). Players will be expected to pay their share on coming, as I will be paying for the facility ahead of time;
-Hot club, acoustic lineup. Looking in particular for guitarists, violinists, upright bassists, clarinettists (at this time, instrumentalists only, please). Experience level is not important, but helpful. Straight up jazz players encouraged. Those unfamiliar with gypsy jazz harmony and chord voicings, etc., needn’t worry – I am myself not all that experienced, have maybe 35-40 tunes as repertoire (rhythm), and will share all that I have so we can find common ground.
Serious inquiries only, please. Just a call for orphaned players who desire to play in the style, and are willing to put energy (and the necessary, minimal dough) to sustain what I hope will be a sustained and fruitful thing.
Please write with any questions.