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Jam Cats w/ Die Couchies

November 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm CET

This month Charlene was kind enough to pencil us in! We are so happy to welcome her and the COUCHIES to jam with us! It will be the first time since the old days of the BLAU STUNDE that we get to play together, so we can look forward to a special evening.
Come early and stay late!

19:30 | Doors open & Dj
21:00 – 22:00 | Die Couchies

≈ Short break & Dj set ≈

22:15 – 22:45 | Die Couchies & guests

≈ Short break & Dj set ≈

23:00 – … | JAM CATS SESSION

The Jam Cats live session is a dancing jam session with a different opening band each time. It carries on the legacy of old jazz mingling live sessions and DJ sets.
We want everyone to have fun, dancers and musicians alike with a stage open for early Jazz, Swing, RnB, and other fun styles to dance to with a focus on Balboa since we are operating with Bellmer Balboa. However, we are a separate event and we often cross over between different sub-genres of jazz and swing.

The jam will be run by members of the Syncopation Society to ensure that the party flows, allowing everyone to dance,
or simply sit back and enjoy the music.

Coming to the JAM CATS grants you free entrance. Just keep in mind that this is a DANCE EVENT and it implies being reactive and keeping your solos short and sweet. If you are up for it, be prepared to be reactive on stage. If you want to play, make it clear and talk to one of the musicians on stage to see when is a good time to step in. There’s a piano on the stage with atmospheric amplification.

The official restrictions are lifted for now, but we still recommend doing a test before you come anyway.

It is our aim to create a safe, respectful and welcoming environment for everybody. Within the Syncopation Society, we are working to develop an anti-racist and feminist common ground. Through self-education, we are striving to recognise and stop racist, discriminatory, sexist and homophobic behaviour, as well as other forms of social injustice. We want to remove the barriers established by economic inequality. Important to us is also that the venue of the festival is accessible for people with all kinds of physical conditions.

We want to celebrate diversity in all its forms. We invite you to do the same. We seek to recognise unconscious bias and act against obvious or micro-aggressions of others. As we might not be aware of everything, please help us and let us know if you are missing essentials that you need to feel included and comfortable, or if you experience or witness an unpleasant situation. We are always available for you.

As a collective made up of musicians, DJs and dancers the Syncopation Society feels deeply that it is vital, not only to give recognition to the creators of the music we perform and dance to but to also acknowledge the world in which they lived and the struggles they faced, due to historical and structural racism. We aim to keep educating ourselves on Black heritage. Avoiding cultural appropriation requires an amount of reverence and acknowledgement of history and context. This challenge is important to us in many aspects of life.



November 21, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm CET
Event Category:


Crack Bellmer


Syncopation Society
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