I have organized an informal gypsy jazz centered jam group that meets approximately once a month. To be clear, "gypsy jazz" (or "Manouche jazz" or "gypsy swing") is swing music played in the style of Django Reinhardt and is not to be confused with eastern European gypsy music.
We currently have an upright bass, sax, accordion, and two guitars.
We are looking for another guitar player, preferably one reasonably capable of gypsy swing rhythm playing (ie. La Pompe) though everyone who wants to gets an opportunity to improvise also. (*Note: the search for more guitar players is on hold for the moment as we had 3 additional guitarists ask to join. If things don't work out with them, I will update the ad so check here once in awhile).
We're also looking for a violin, clarinet, or soprano sax player to fill out the group. (Note: We are still looking for people who play these instruments).
We meet in my apartment in historic downtown Frederick so there is no expense to come and jam with us: no membership fee, no venue fee. We just want people who want to come and play.
If you're not that familiar with the genre don't hesitate to come and try it. You'll quickly learn what you'll need to know and you'll find that you'll fit in right away. This is a very supportive group of people.
If you're interested, please contact me. I will email you a list of the tunes that we're currently working on along with a fakebook that has all of the tunes in it.
Thanks for looking and looking forward to meeting you.
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