The West Valley Old-Time Jam
"the pizza jam"

Rebuilt 2018-04-02

curator:  Pete Tinker
818 694 5213 (cell)
<ptinker@acm.org>


Alphabetical index (now with an index to the index!)
Popularity index

The jam is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.  I'll send out notices and  put something on the FaceBook L.A. Old-Time music group if there is a change.  NOTE that during football season we change locations so we don't compete with Thursday Night Football.  Get on the mailing list to receive up-to-date changes.

SEE THE NOTES BELOW TO SEE HOW TO GET ON OR OFF THE MAILING LIST.

The jam takes place at

Jerry's Pizzeria
22035 Sherman Way,
Canoga Park , CA 91303

(818) 346-3033

Please do not call Jerry's to ask about the jam.  They are kind enough to let us play there, but they are not responsible for our schedule, and we are not part of an entertainment presentation sponsored by the restaurant.  The surest way to find out about the jam is to contact me at the email/phone numbers above.

Jerry's is on Sherman Way 1/2 block west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, on the north side of the street.  There is limited free parking in back, and metered parking on the street.
(Click here for a map.)

Time:  6PM until 9PM

Please contact me for more info or comments, or to request that I add you to the mailing list for reminders:  My contact info is at the top o this page.



Never been to an old-time music jam?  Here's how it works.  People who play old-time (traditional, hillbilly, southeastern, mountain, pre-1940 country, old-timey) music sit around in a circle and play for three hours while eating and drinking.  Instruments include fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and sometimes others.  All acoustic instruments, no amplification.  We play the same tune over and over until we decide to go on to another one.  No one takes "breaks" as in jazz or bluegrass -- we all play together.  Generally in the keys of D, G, A, and C major, with some odd modal notes thrown in.  Occasionally we'll sing as well.  No sheet music -- it's all by ear.  Appropriate for all ages and levels of expertise.  Check out the tunes from past jams, below, to hear what it sounds like.


Secret link to Pete's 78RPM collection (now 122 CDs' worth)


TUNES FROM PAST JAMS
February 10, 2011
February 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
March 24, 2011
April 14, 2011
April 28, 2011
May 12, 2011
July 14, 2011
July 28, 2011
August 11, 2011
August 25, 2011
September 8, 2011
September 22, 2011
Sorry, no recordings from October 13.
October 27, 2011
November 10, 2011
December 1, 2011
December 8, 2011
December 22, 2011

January 12, 2012
January 26, 2012
February 9, 2012
February 23, 2012
Sorry, no recordings from March 8
March 22, 2012
April 12, 2012
April 26, 2012
May 10, 2012
May 24, 2012
June 14, 2012
June 28, 2012
Sorry, no recordings from July 12
July 26, 2012
August 09, 2012
August 23, 2012
September 13, 2012
September 27, 2012
Sorry, no recordings from October 11
Yikes!\  No recordings from October 25, either
Back again!  November 8, 2012
December 13, 2012
December 27, 2012

Sorry, no recordings from January 10, 2013
January 24, 2013
February 28, 2013
-- intermission --
June 27, 2013 (tips:  $9.00; running total:  $9.00)
July 11, 2013 (tips $3.00; running total:  $12.00)
August 22, 2013 (shortened due to my illness)
September 12, 2013 (tips:  $3.00; running total:  $15.00)
September 25, 2013
October 10, 2013 (with extra-poor quality!)
October 24, 2013

January 9, 2014 (tips:  $8.00; running total:  $23.00)
January 23, 2014
Sorry, no recordings from February 13, 2014
February 27, 2014 (tips:  $6.00; running total:  $29.00)
March 13, 2014
March 27, 2014
April 10, 2014 (tips:  $6.00; running total:  $35.00)
April 24, 2014 (tips:  $8.00; running total:  $43.00)
May 08, 2014 (tips:  $5.00; running total:  $48.00)
Sorry, no recordings from May 22, 2014
June 12, 2014
June 26, 2014
Sorry, no recordings from July 10, 2014
July 24, 2014
September 11, 2014 (incomplete list)
October 09, 2014
October 23, 2014
November 6, 2014 (tips:  running total:  $80.00)
November 20, 2014
December 18, 2014

January 8, 2015
March 12, 2015
April 09, 2015
April 23, 2015
May 28, 2015
June 11, 2015 (tips:  running total:  $89.00)
June 25, 2015
July 09, 2015
July 23, 2015
August 13, 2015
August 27, 2015
September 10, 2015
September 24, 2015
October 8, 2015
November 26, 2015
December 10, 2015

January 14, 2016
January 28, 2016
February 25, 2016
March  10, 2016
March  24, 2016
Aprl 14, 2016
April 28, 2016 (sorry -- only 13 tunes [batteries ran out])
(... time passes ...)
July 28, 2016
August 25, 2016
*** Sorry about the lack of new recordings -- I couldn't get power to the recorder.  Hope for more luck next time. ***
December 29, 2016

January 26, 2017
February 23, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 20, 2017
July 27, 2017
August 17, 2017
August 24, 2017
October 26 2017
November 30, 2017

January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 8, 2018