What we're about
If you are looking for a break from the stress and structure of your week and an opportunity to share & develop your musical skills in a laid-back “song circle” format (It’s not an “Open Mic” event.), we look forward to you joining us. We are a warm, friendly group, and we love music.
You are welcome to bring your original works, but we encourage you to bring pieces that others are familiar with, so everyone can play along with you. Ultimately, that’s what an “open jam” is all about; everyone playing & singing, learning and having a good time together.
Cafe Bohemia is currently licensed through ASCAP. To confirm that your music is approved to play at Cafe Bohemia, please confirm that it is licensed through ASCAP (https://www.ascap.com/Home/ace-title-search/index.aspx) by clicking on the link.
This group is mainly for guitar & stringed instruments enthusiasts. However, there are often other acoustic instruments in participation. Cafe Bohemia is a "cozy" venue. So, most participants bring their more "compact" instruments, and are aware of the need for maintaining a reasonable volume level. For instance, whereas an accordion has tended to be a challenging fit in the past (given its intense volume), a harmonica or bongos have been more of a "complement" to our group. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM, with Tuesday being "Acoustic Only" (with an electric bass as an exception). Thursday is the designated “Electric Night.” Again, since it is a compact and well-insulated venue, we ask that you pay close attention to volume and if you have a choice of amps, please bring your more compact one.
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We are currently looking for bass player(s) and percussionists (with a compact setup; either small electric drum set, bongos, cajon, or the like) to help complete our sound - - and keep the group on rhythmic pace. If you fit one of these descriptions, we would love for you to participate.
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