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Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

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Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

I'm pretty sure that no one on this forum can help me out on this question, but figured I would ask anyway. I will be in Amsterdam the week of July 20th, and was going to play an open mic at the Backstage Hotel in connection with the Amsterdam Songwriters guild. Well, lucky me. They decided to take the entire month of July off, so that isn't happening. Wondering if by some slim chance, anyone out there knows of any other open mics in Amsterdam that have a piano or keyboard available during this time? I am staying in the Dam Square area.

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1. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

Try this place:

http://jazzgeveltje.nl/index.en.html

Chicago, Illinois
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2. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

Thanks for the suggestion. I had seen this place online. However, being a Rock player, and this being a Jazz cafe, didn't think they would like my stuff. Have you ever been there? Is it 100% Jazz? Appreciate any input.

Orv

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3. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

Try the http://www.cccafe.nl/ or the Wateringhole on Leidseplein. http://www.waterhole.nl/Waterhole/BANDS.html

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4. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

Try the jam sessions at blues / rock bar Maloe Melo: maloemelo.nl/program-bestanden/programma.htm

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5. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

Does the cc cafe have keys available? Couldn't tell from the site. And the waterhole. All in Dutch. I barely speak English. Any help with this one? Thanks

Chicago, Illinois
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6. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

Have you ever been there? Looks mostly like bands. Didn't notice any open mic nights

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7. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

You can use google translate for the Waterhole place. They have a stage and fairly sure they have a keyboard on there all the time. CC cafe I think also had a keyboard set up but you can e-mail them to ask. Yes I have been there.

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8. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

If post 6 was aimed at me: yes I've been to Maloe Melo numerous times but never during jam sessions so I don't know what they are like. But I thought you'd be capable of contacting the people of that bar and asking them.

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9. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

you can knock em dead with your rousing rendition of "piano man"

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10. Re: Open Mic in Amsterdam With a Piano or Keyboard Available

steveftw:

Was thinking more of this link below: If I want lame, I could stay in mpls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRY_6ws7Cg