Photo: Matt Blachny

You like playing music with others?

If you are able to get at least some sounds out of your instrument, this might be the project for you. We will play traditional jazz/swing tunes, the only requirement is having fun playing music together with other people.

Great! When and where?

DateTimeLead/PlanLocation
16.06.20243pm15:00
* All Of Me
* Bei mir bist du schön
* Joseph Joseph Choir Version

15:30
* Caravan
* Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
* Joseph Joseph
* New Orleans Bump
* Parla più piano
* Shine on Harvest Moon
* Some Of These Days
* St. James Infirmary
* St. Louis Blues
* Sweet Georgia Brown
* When I get Low I get High
Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine, Kirchgasse 14, 12043 Berlin Neukölln/Rixdorf
21.06.20247pmLIVE Show @ Industriesalon Schöneweide, Reinbeckstr. 10, 12459 Berlin-Oberschöneweide - everybody welcome!
22.06.20245pmLIVE & Open Air Show in Lichterfelde West @ Osche, Baseler Str. 9, 12205 Berlin - everybody welcome!
30.06.20243pmGemeinschaftsraum Bänschstr. 10, 10247 Berlin Friedrichshain
13.07.20244pmLIVE & Open Air Show in Friedrichshain - Swing Choir Summer Party - Bänschstr. 10, 10247 Berlin - everybody welcome!
14.07.20243pmHerrnhuter Brüdergemeine, Kirchgasse 14, 12043 Berlin Neukölln/Rixdorf
28.07.20243pm

Focus on beginners and refreshers

The sessions are mainly focused on people who like swing music (especially but not necessarily swing dancers) and who are not yet so confident with playing their instrument to participate in "real" jam sessions.

We will move ahead very slowly and with much patience. We have comprehensive chord lead sheets and mostly also complete sheet music of the songs we play.

Download the sheets and prepare

It is possible to download the sheets beforehand right here. In fact it is highly recommended to print out the sheets for your instrument and bring them with you to the sessions. It's not strictly necessary to be able to read music, though. We will play easy songs in an easy way.

All instruments are very welcome, particularly:

  • All kinds of percussionists!
    If you play washboard, cajon, any kind of drums or any other kind of percussion instrument, we are looking for you! Get in touch via tobi@oso-berlin.de
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Banjo
  • Ukulele (including Lockdown-Ukulele)
  • Guitar
  • Bass (electric / acoustic / double bass)
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Accordion
  • Blues Harp
  • Kazoo
  • Flute (transverse / recorder)
  • Singers - note that we have limited slots for singers. If you’d like to sing please write an email to mika@oso-berlin.de.

Bring your instruments and let's have a good time!