Jon Cannon
Fiddler-of-all-trades and occasional singer, with experience in klezmer, contra, Romanian, jazz, and sea chanties.

Member of: Cardinal Direction (also group contact), Forks of Nature (also group contact), Frontline Fiddles, Gillian & Rebecca, J-Birds (also group contact), Julie & the Post-Modernists, JulieJonMari, Jon Cannon & Julie Metcalf (also group contact), Mierlita (also group contact), Moderatomobile (also group contact), Petrichor, The Royal Oui, Shver un Shviger, Youth Festival Orchestra (non-performing group contact)
ERASETHIStheoceanistea AT gmail DOT com
+1-314-749-6902 (cell)
96 Richdale Ave. #2
Cambridge, MA 02140
Appeared at NEFFA 2018:
Welcome to the Contra Dance!DB Saturday April 21, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Learn the basics of American Contra Dance in this user-friendly introductory workshop.
Half the Notes, Twice the Fun!GS Saturday April 21, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Middle School Rm. 103/104 [show on grid]
An approachable jam session for musician of all levels. It's not a slow jam, but rather, we play tunes at regular speed that just happen to not have many notes! We could play Irish polkas, klezmer tunes, French mazurkas, waltzes, schottishes, slow airs, and more. Tunes taught by ear.
NEFFA Program Committee: How Does It Work?C Saturday April 21, 3:00pm to 3:50pm, Middle School Rm. 119 [show on grid]
Members of the Program Committee will describe the process of scheduling performers.
Klezmer JamGS Sunday April 22, 11:00am to 11:50am, Middle School Rm. 103/104 [show on grid]
Participatory playing of klezmer tunes, all instruments (and vocalists), all levels. Sheet music will be provided, including various klezmer forms: freylekhs, slow hora, bulgar, terkish, Yiddish swing, etc.
Tanz! Yiddish DanceDB Sunday April 22, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Easy dances to klezmer music, which can be followed after a minimum of teaching. Klezmer is the traditional Folk music of Eastern European Jews. Mostly circle dances.
Alternating ContrasDS Sunday April 22, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, High School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Dances that feature the Gents dancing a move and then the Ladies dancing the move, or the Actives dance, then the Inactives, or perhaps alternating complementary dances back and forth.

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