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Newsfront - February 27, 2009

Music as art

Thursday nights have been buzzing with music and activity at the Pioneer Art Gallery on Hartz Avenue for more than a year now as local musicians have congregated for a weekly music "jam" session.

"We get an incredible mix of musicians, artists and passers-by from all over the Bay Area who stop in to enjoy the performances," said Stephen Sanfilippo, drummer and creator of the Thursday night jams.

Each week up to 15 musicians show off their talents, each with the chance to pull off an epic solo or two. The music tends to be upbeat rock 'n' roll that is easy to follow along and play to. The Pioneer Art Gallery is losing its downstairs digs March 15, but the beat may go on.