What we're about

Welcome to Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam! Find us at www.brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org for more details, resources, and our tune list (http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/).

BTSJ is an acoustic instrumental slow jam focused on traditional fiddle tunes, mostly Irish and Scottish, with a smattering of English, Old Time, French Canadian and Swedish.

This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing with other musicians, learning play by ear, and increasing their own musical skill. All levels of musicians are welcome; it’s a great place to explore your instrument or a new style of music with confidence.

So, explore our website (http://www.brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org)for the tunes we play, check out our FAQ (http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/), and consult the calendar for our next event. The more, the merrier!

Upcoming events (5)

First Wednesdays at the Old Stone House

The Old Stone House

$10.00

The Old Stone House (http://www.theoldstonehouse.org) hosts our group on the first Wednesday of each month. Come slow jam with us! Play what? For information about the tunes we're playing these days, check out the Tune List and the comments from the last jam session. Master Tune List: http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/ During the last half hour of this jam we will pick up the pace for a mini "medium" jam! New Members: If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ. http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/ Donations We're asking that folks donate $10 at each session, or what you are able. We'll be putting out a donation jar and this money will support our fantastic jam leader, our group, and provide a small donation to the Old Stone House for providing us with such a beautiful space to play in. The Space Please arrive as close to the beginning as you can. You are, of course, always welcome to arrive/leave as fits your schedule. Please note the location of the OSH is in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's located in the middle of the park between 3rd and 4th Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues. Meetup maps sometimes get messed up, so be sure you have the right location! You may bring food and drink into the space, just be sure to clean up after yourself. We should leave the place as we found it. Lastly, all are welcome to join us at The Gate (on 5th Ave across from the Old Stone House) after the jam for a drink or two! See you there!

First Wednesdays at the Old Stone House

The Old Stone House

$10.00

The Old Stone House (http://www.theoldstonehouse.org) hosts our group on the first Wednesday of each month. Come slow jam with us! Play what? For information about the tunes we're playing these days, check out the Tune List and the comments from the last jam session. Master Tune List: http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/ During the last half hour of this jam we will pick up the pace for a mini "medium" jam! New Members: If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ. http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/ Donations We're asking that folks donate $10 at each session, or what you are able. We'll be putting out a donation jar and this money will support our fantastic jam leader, our group, and provide a small donation to the Old Stone House for providing us with such a beautiful space to play in. The Space Please arrive as close to the beginning as you can. You are, of course, always welcome to arrive/leave as fits your schedule. Please note the location of the OSH is in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's located in the middle of the park between 3rd and 4th Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues. Meetup maps sometimes get messed up, so be sure you have the right location! You may bring food and drink into the space, just be sure to clean up after yourself. We should leave the place as we found it. Lastly, all are welcome to join us at The Gate (on 5th Ave across from the Old Stone House) after the jam for a drink or two! See you there!

Sunday Sessions at Lark

Lark Cafe

$10.00

Join us for a slow jam at Lark Cafe (http://www.larkcafe.com/)! Lark Cafe is a super cute cafe in Kensington with lots of space, snacks, drinks and sun. They have a great side room and have agreed to host our group on the third Sunday of each month. Play what? For information about the tunes we're playing these days, check out the Tune List and the comments from the last jam session. Master Tune List: http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/ New Members: If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ. http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/ Donations We're asking that folks donate $10 at each session, or what you are able. We'll be putting out a donation jar and this money will support our fantastic jam leader, our group, and our venues. The Space We'll start at 2pm and, while of course late arrivals and early departures are fine, we'd love it if folks could shoot for as "on time" as possible. Sometimes we're a little slow to get started without a quorum! Please support our venue by buying drinks and/or food. We aren't setting a minimum right now, but we want our hosts to love us! They have a really nice selection of drinks and food, including many options for those of us with dietary restrictions. Directions: Lark is easily accessible via subway. The Q stop at Beverly Rd (or Church Ave) and the F stop at both Church Ave and Fort Hamilton Pkwy will get you there. Parking should also be pretty painless in that area. Look to Google for directions (https://www.google.com/maps/place/LARK/@40.6453418,-73.9706317,15.67z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa003b9b73c99dedf!8m2!3d40.6468221!4d-73.9701009); however, please note that if you come via F line, the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop is closer, but Church Ave is less confusing. At Church Ave there are also a million B35 buses going up and down Church Ave at all times of day, so it's easy to catch a lift those extra few blocks. If you take the Fort Hamilton Parkway route, make sure you exit at the front of the train (if coming from Manhattan), or you may be horribly lost. Walk straight out of the subway and keep going until you hit Church Ave (about two blocks). Make a left on Church.

First Wednesdays at the Old Stone House

The Old Stone House

$10.00

The Old Stone House (http://www.theoldstonehouse.org) hosts our group on the first Wednesday of each month. Come slow jam with us! Play what? For information about the tunes we're playing these days, check out the Tune List and the comments from the last jam session. Master Tune List: http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/tune-list/ During the last half hour of this jam we will pick up the pace for a mini "medium" jam! New Members: If you're new to BTSJ, check out our FAQ. http://brooklyntraditionalslowjam.org/faq/ Donations We're asking that folks donate $10 at each session, or what you are able. We'll be putting out a donation jar and this money will support our fantastic jam leader, our group, and provide a small donation to the Old Stone House for providing us with such a beautiful space to play in. The Space Please arrive as close to the beginning as you can. You are, of course, always welcome to arrive/leave as fits your schedule. Please note the location of the OSH is in Park Slope, Brooklyn. It's located in the middle of the park between 3rd and 4th Streets and 4th and 5th Avenues. Meetup maps sometimes get messed up, so be sure you have the right location! You may bring food and drink into the space, just be sure to clean up after yourself. We should leave the place as we found it. Lastly, all are welcome to join us at The Gate (on 5th Ave across from the Old Stone House) after the jam for a drink or two! See you there!

Past events (119)

ZoomJam! Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam

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