Today's segment featured the new book "The Baroque Ukulele"
and a brief review of NAMM 2013
|On today's segment we heard selections from Daniel Estrem, The Baroque Ukulele book, and Bill Tapia
The Baroque Ukulele book/CD
|Visitng the Flea Market Music booth with Jim Beloff, Susan and Karl McCormick and Ali Lexa|
Visiting Pat Enos in the Bill Tapia ukulele booth.
Ukulele Circle with James Hill
Recent "Ukulele Spotlight" shows can be heard here.
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February 2013 So California Ukulele Events
My Ukulele radio interview segments can now be heard on four FM Frequencies!
Last Thursdays of the Month at 11:00am (unless we're fund raising) on "The Global Village with John Schneider"
90.7 FM In the greater Los Angeles area
98.7 FM In Santa Barbara
93.7 FM in San Diego
99.5 FM in Ridgecrest and China Lake
And online here:
If you miss the interview the Podcast and archive is here - http://archive.kpfk.org/index.php?shokey=ukulele
Upcoming Events -
Friday, Feb 1, 2013 8:00 PM
Double Concert: Ukulele Bartt Warburton and Lil' Rev @ Coffee Gallery
It's a songwriter kind of night, with Bartt and Rev sharing the stage simultaneously. They'll be swapping songs, teaming up on some new tunes, and being as charming as a train in a fishbowl. Rev is on tour from Milwaukee, so catch him in this intimate theatre. Bartt usually plays L.A. shows with his band, but this time he's going solo. Rev's traditional tunes of trains and troubadours will juxtapose Bartt's romantic balladry and flashy Flamenculele fireworks. Reservations by phone are strongly recommended.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave.
Altadena, CA (626) 798-6236
phone for reservation
For details, go to http://www.coffeegallery.com/showsat.htm and http://www.Bartt.net
PINEAPPLE JAM UKULELE CLUB
Thursday, February 7th 8pm
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
And The first Thursday of every month
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Boulevard
LA, CA 90027
Not a uke event but worth mentioning-
Guitar Master Tommy Emmanuel
Thursday February 7, 7:30pm
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
Good seats still available!
Saturday, February 9th 7:30pm
Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys - Pre-Valentines Day show
Claremont Folk Music Center
220 North Yale Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Saturday February 9
Guitar Merchant proudly presents Lil Rev Ukulele Workshop @ 1:30PM ---Super cool right hand techniques! ---Rolls, Fan Stroke, Triples, Surf Sounds Bring your ukulele, learn from one of the best in the business. $20. Thrill-Packed Concert @ 3:30PM ---Tunes for the young & old at heart and years! ---Prodigious skills and a plethora of musical talent. Enjoy folk, blues, novelty and original songs & stories. $10.
Combo ticket for both workshop and concert is just $25. Guitar Merchant 7503 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Canoga Park, CA 91303 818-884-5905
Saturday Feb. 23rd
Jake Shimabukuro In Concert
Sturgess Center Preforming Arts San Bernardino
780 N E St # 8
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Other Items of interest -
Here is a link to a new feature interview by M. Dooley focusing on Janet Klein and her band-related graphic designs, vintage ephemera & illustrations by artists that were inspired by Janet & her Parlor Boys. Also, you’ll catch a sneak preview of her latest product design collaboration --a new novelty banjo-ukulele that she designed with cartoon illustrator Thom Foolery!
Fred Sokolow has a number of fantastic, new ukulele instructional items out. The latest is Fred's "101 Ukulele Tips"!
Check them all out here - http://www.sokolowmusic.com/instructional/other
The Bill Tapia ukulele's are now available! Check them out, Bill would be proud~ www.BillTapiaUkuleles.com
Lil' Rev's new blogpost is a great resource for songs - From Rev, "I have been compiling a list of 2 chord songs for some time now (mostly public domain stuff, but some copyrighted material too) and i have finally gotten around to posting this list.
I have posted well over 101 2 Chord Songs. These are great songs for starting song circles, jams, uke club meetings and lessons."
Sundays until April 29 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Another Day in Paradise
Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez
The Flying Elephant Pub and Grill: 850 Tamarack Ave., Carlsbad, CA
$10 Endless Mimosas $3 Drink Specials 1/2 off All Appetizers
Center for Inspirational Living
Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach, California
More Info: http://www.myspace.com/makenamusic
Uncle Pete Naluai leads kanikapila music every Sunday morning at Bob's Okazuya.
10am - 4pm
16814 S Vermont Ave, Gardena, CA
Ki Ho'alu Tuesdays
Hear beautiful ki ho'alu performances by members of Southern California Slack Key Society on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.
Kaisen Sushi Restaurant
1906 Oceanside Blvd. #H
Oceanside, CA - Phone: (760) 757-1484! P.S. Hiki i na mea hula ke hula ma 'o!
Uncle Henry Kalana Kamae
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Uncle henry and pals play most every Friday night at Bob's Okazuya. Call ahead to be sure he is in.
16814 S Vermont Ave, Gardena, CA
Fridays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Island Breeze is a talented trio of musicians who play contemporary Hawaiian music. In addition to accompanying the Lokelani's dancers, the band is available to provide entertainment for special events. Roy Asuega leads the group, singing, drumming, and playing guitar. Ron Reyes and Mata Grey play ukulele and bass while providing background vocals. Info: http://www.lokelanisroti.com/islandbreeze/
2332 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA
Ukulele Clubs (Over 17 clubs!)
Every Monday at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Hemet Ukulele Club
New members are welcome. Bring your uke, banjo or guitar. Meetings are free.
Meets at The Simpson Center, 305 E. Devonshire Ave., Hemet, CA
Every Monday at 1:00 PM
"Oasis Senior Center Strummers"
Please note: The Oasis Senior Center has been remodeled and we are now meeting back at the original address.
OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
We meet every Monday and start around 12:45PM and go to around 2:30PM
Everyone welcome- we are not a teaching group, we just play music everyone knows
Attendance is usually between fifty and ninety,plenty of parking and a large remodeled auditorium
2nd & 4th fourth Monday evenings 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The SLO Strummers of the Ukulele Society of the Central Coast. All levels of strummers are welcome!!
Meets at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in San Luis Obispo
1010 Broad St. (creekside door). For more information, call Carol at: (805)473-3457
2nd & 4th MONDAY of each month, 1 to 3 P.M.
TEMECULA VALLEY UKULELE STRUMMERS
Open to all, age 50 and over, who play or would like to learn to play ukulele
Membership is free - Beginners welcome
MURRIETA SENIOR CENTER
41717 Juniper Street
Murrieta, California 92562
Visit our website at: http://mysite.verizon.net/realgeorge/temeculavalleyukulelestrummers.h tm
Tuesday mornings 9am to 11am
The Loma Linda Ukulele Strummers (around 50 to 70 Ukulele players) meet every Tuesday morning.
For more information call 909 796-8934. All levels are welcome!
Loma Linda Senior Center, 25571 Barton Road, Loma Linda, CA 92354 (corner of Loma Linda Drive and Barton Road - behind the fire station and the library)
Every Tuesday Night 7 - 9 PM
KOLOHE 'UKULELE CLUB
Formed in 2000 & meets for practice at "ISLAND BAZAAR" in Surf City U.S.A. every Tues Night of the month @ 7:pm. We play Hawaiian & Hapa Haole music and invites ALL levels of 'UKULELE PLAYERS to jam with us Island Style till 9:pm. Director Doug Ramsay, Coordinator Bobby Tomei
For more info email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Bazaar, 16582 Gothard St. "R", Huntington Beach, CA. 92647- 714-843-9350. www.Ukuleleparadise.com
Tuesday nights 7:30 - 9 pm
The Westside Ukulele Ensemble.
We only play instrumental stuff.
We start at 7:30. You get to us through the Coffee Connection on Venice and Centinela. In the Palms / Culver City Area
Contact Susanna for info: email@example.com
Wednesdays from 11am - 12:30 PM
For info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michael Haynes at (909) 957-0571
PINEAPPLE JAM UKULELE CLUB
Regular Club meets Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 11 AM----Glenn Clement
It is composed of players of all ages with various ability levels, that enjoy singing. New members are welcome to join us whatever their ability level.
Scherer Community Center
12202 First Street (at B Ave) Yucaipa Ca 92399
Pineapple Jam Director Glenn Clement 951-836-8393
Every Wednesday 6 - 9 PM
Moonlight Beach Uke Strummers
A group of about 50 to 75 ukulele strummers (over 200 members on website) in Encinitas, North of San Diego.
Members from our group are from many Hawaiian High schools like Kamehameha, Punahou, StLouis, McKinley, AIEA, DAMIEN, MARYKNOLL, ROOSEVELT, FARRINGTON, CASTLE, KAILUA.
Today's Pizza, 481 SANTA FE DR., at the intersection of Hwy 5 and Santa Fe Dr. at the Vons Rite-Aid shopping center in Encinitas.
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ventura Ukulele Jam
The Ventura Chapter of the Ukulele Society of America hosts its weekly ukulele jam at Java Joe's Coffee House in the Century 16 Center on Johnson Drive in Ventura, CA. Alan Ferentz is the Alaka'i (Conductor). >From Alan -- "Please join us for our ukulele circle sing-along."
Java Joe's @ Century 16 Center, 2950 Johnson Drive, Ventura, CA
Every Thursday 10:00-12:00 a.m.
Aloha Ukulele Strummers
Bring your Uke and join the fun
All levels are welcome
Call Mike for info: 949-940-6090
Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, Ca 92692
Thursdays 10 to 11:00 A.M.
The CC Strummers meet at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90232. Must be 50 years or older and members of the Culver City Senior Center ($10 a year). It's all about joy!
Taught by Cali Rose: email@example.com www.calirose.com
Every Thursday from 10:30am to 12 noon
THE ORANGE BLOSSOM UKULELE PLAYERS
The Orange Blossom Ukulele Players meet at the Joslyn Senior Center in Redlands CA.
Our collection of songs covers various styles of music: Tin Pan Alley, Country, Spanish, Easy Listening, Hawaiian, etc...Bring your ukulele and be ready to sing with the Orange Blossoms!! We also welcome banjo, guitar, harmonica and other instrumentalists to join us for the fun. For more information call Cathy Ekaitis - (909) 875-1054
Joslyn Senior Center, 21 Grant Street, Redlands CA.
Thursdays 6:30 PM
'Ukulele Jam' 40 to 50 ukulele players come and strum their hearts out.
We also feature 2 or 3 soloists per session.
Lots of fun. We ask a small donation, but just walk past the "collector" if there is a problem or objection to a donation.
We love and wish to include all ukulele players who wish to come.
Standard American Songs Repetoire...20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and so on. Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, and a large selection of tunes.
ISLAND BAZAAR, 16582 Gothard St. #R, Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
Thursdays 6 - 9 pm
Ukulele Society of America (USA)
The group of more than 50 ukulele players regularly meets on Thursday evenings in Carlsbad, CA (North San Diego County and South Orange County) to play ukulele, sing, and hula. Conducted by professional entertainer Pat 'Palika' Enos. Guest Conductors also lead the group in song, a Kokua Team to help newcomers jam along on their first night, and an Open Mike to encourage advancing members to showcase their stuff. Our goals are to become a fun learning center for aspiring group leaders to learn from the pros and then move on to start and nurture their own groups across the country and to train our group members to lead small groups in outreach performances to the community (Children's hospital and Senior Centers).
Group website http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ukulele_Society_of_America/ (ask Captain Mike to join.)
Ocean House of Carlsbad Village (Palm Room)
300 Carlsbad Village Drive, west of the I-5 Carlsbad Village Drive exit, at the intersection with Pacific Coast Highway.
First and Third Thursdays 7:15 - 9:30 PM:
The Jumpin Flea Circus Players Players Of Los Angeles
It's large, eclectic membership gathers twice a month in Sherman Oaks for ukulele fun and fellowship.
The Jumpin Fleas play unique and original arrangements from every time and place, though there's a fondness for tin pan alley, jazz standards, comedy and folk songs. Led by professor of uke Clay Allen, the first hour of the fleas meeting in dedicated to improving the musicianship of the players. The second hour reviews the club's favorite songs of the day. Come join us, won't you? You won't regret it!
Info:http://thejumpinfleacircusplayersla.blogspot.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Every Friday from 10:30am to 12 noon
THE RIO-ALTAS UKULELE CLUB
The Rio-Altas gather at the Rialto Senior Center at 1411 S. Riverside Ave. Rialto, CA.
Our song book contains many styles of music: Tin Pan Alley, Easy Listening, Hawaiian, Spanish, Country etc... Bring your ukulele and be ready to sing with the Rio-Altas!! We also welcome banjo, guitar, harmonica and other instrumentalist to join us for a good time.
For more information call Cathy Ekaitis - (909) 875-1054
Rialto Senior Center,1411 S. Riverside Ave.,Rialto, CA.
Friday mornings 10:30 am
SURF CITY STRUMMERS- meet at Island Bazaar every Friday morning at 10:30am. We play standards of all eras and have opportunities to solo, also. About 40 players show up each week to start the weekend right. Please join us. $5.00 donation requested, but not mandatory. If you're visiting the Southland from out of the area, please come!
Island Bazaar, 16582 Gothard St. "R", Huntington Beach, CA. 92647- 714-843-9350. Ukuleleparadise.com
Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Southbay Strummers
Ukulele strummers of all ages and from all walks of life meet at the
Bartlett Senior Citizens Center, 1318 Cravens Ave., Torrance, California
Saturdays 1 - 2:30pm
Santa Barbara Ukulele/singing group meets every
Saturday at the at the harbor, in front of the Maritime museum.
Call ahead to make sure they are meeting: Paul Halula at 882-2495
2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month 10 am to 12:30 pm
The Pluckin' Strummers - Los Angeles Ukulele Club
Christ Church Griffith Park in Atwater Village
Our goal is to have fun, share our love of music and grow our skills. The Pluckin'
Strummers is a welcome place for players of all skill levels.
Beginners arrive 15 minutes early for some extra attention.
email - email@example.com
website - http://pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com
Christ Church Griffith Park in Atwater Village
3852 Edenhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Sundays 5 PM to 7 PM
Molly Bloom's Irish Bar in San Clemente.
Sundays 5 - 8 pm
Monterey's Ukulele Club
725 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA. Info: Steve Brooks (831) 624-7022
First Sunday Of Each Month 1-3 pm
Riverside Ukulele Liberation Ensemble.
RULE meets the first Sunday of each month at the Back to the Grind Coffeehouse on University Avenue in Riverside, CA, from 1 - 3. For more information people can contact Jeff Odien at 951-505-9508 or at JeffOdi@msn.com or Bill Odien at ODIENIENN@aol.com
Every second and fourth Sunday, noon to two.
Get together at Guitar Merchant, 7503 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park.
We are a beginner/intermediate group.
Run by Harold Osmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Every third Sunday 3:30-5:00pm
The Hip Kitty
501 W First Street
Claremont, CA 91711)