Django & Friends Open Swing Jam
The Django & Friends Open Swing Jam happens on the second Tuesday of the month. We get together to play Swing music. The focus is on the swing and gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, but we welcome other music of that type – jazz standards, Great American Songbook, even Western Swing – just as long as it gets the foot tapping. All instruments are welcome, but the focus is on strings – guitar, mandolin, violin, etc. We play unamplified. If you are looking for a friendly place to play tunes like Sweet Georgia Brown, Lady Be Good, and Sweet Sue, this is it. This music is great fun to listen to as well as to play – you may even find yourself wanting to jitterbug a little! If you are new to Swing music, it is a great venue to learn new tunes and techniques. But be ready – it could get hot!
The Kelly Center Swing Jam is scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, and all are welcome.
A “jam” is an open session where musicians can gather to play music, where everyone has a turn to call the tune and everyone gets to play along. The Kelly Center Swing Jam welcomes players and singers at all skill levels to participate at whatever level is comfortable for them.
FREE admission for all. Donations appreciated at the Jam or Venmo @Kelly4music or PayPal/Credit Card https://kellycenter.org/contribute/
For more information contact Mike Fox at [email protected]”
BYOB welcome for 21+
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Free Parking in Oakmont Municipal lot behind Kelly Center off Darby Road
The Kelly Center is operated by Kelly Music for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 pure public charity that supports Music Education, the Arts, and other community initiatives. For more information visit https://kellycenter.org
For all events, we are focusing on SAFETY. We have improved air filtration inside the Kelly Center for the safety of Customers, Staff and Performers. We have upgraded to Hospital Grade HEPA air filtration, Negative Air Ion filters and Apple Catechin filters with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These upgrades trap and deactivate microscopic bacteria and viruses, and can diminish or prevent the spread of diseases. Our HVAC draws in fresh air from outside, completely turning the inside air over every 5 minutes. We open the windows when appropriate to improve fresh air flow.