Victoria Vox was our guest on this episode
Victoria in KPFK's Studio C
On today's show we heard:
"Beatiful Home" - Victoria Vox - Exact Change - OBUS Music
"Tugboat" Victoria Vox (Live)
"Intermission" Victoria Vox - Exact Change - OBUS Music
"Mother Nature" Victoria Vox - Exact Change - OBUS Music
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"UkeTober" 2010 So California Ukulele Events
As usual October is Ukulele Month is SoCal!
There's a bunch of great ukulele and hawaiian events going on.
Check out all the events and mark your calendars!
Friday October 1st at 7:30p
The Smokin Menehunes in the Longboard Room at Don The Beachcomber.
You know, the restaurant with the big fish sign.
Expect great Hawaiian music and fun, along with very special guests.
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
SATURDAY OCTOBER 2nd 9am- 10pm
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UKULELE FESTIVAL IN CERRITOS! -
The Premiere SoCal Ukuelele Event Of The Year!
A Full Day Of Ukulele Fun and Music. With Booths, Clinics, Group Performances, Concerts and good times. Including a whole bunch of fine ukesters including (scheduled) Victoria Vox, Aldrine Guerrero, Fred Thompson, Ali Lexa and many more!
* Continuous Stage Entertainment
* Hula and Ukulele workshops
* Vendors: Jewelry, Festival T-Shirts, Clothes, Music, Instruments, CDs
* Food will be available for purchase
* Purchase opportunity drawing tickets for many wonderful prizes
Cerritos Park East Community Center
13234 East 166th Street
Cerriotos, CA 90703-2266
Sunday October 3rd 6:30pm, doors open 5:30pm
Ledward Kaapana in Concert
Don't wait 'til the last minute to get your seats to see living legend Ledward Kaapana in his only L.A. area appearance!
68 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA
Thursday October 7th 8:00 PM
"Whoopee, Hey, Hey!" (Songs to Cheer in Tumultuous Times) CD Release Party
Naughty, lovely and obscure musical gems of the 1910's, 20's and 30's performed with uncommon authenticity by the enchanting Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys.
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 666-4268
Thursday Oct 7th 8:00 PM
Ron Hargrave, 80 year old musician, singer,songwriter, and grandfather will debut his new album of his favorite songs on the ukulele. Singing and playing with his daughter Miyuki Harley, with special guest Todd Hannigan and some of the best musicians in Ventura County, he's having a party at Zoey's Cafe!
Ron Hargrave is known for his hit song High School Confidential that he wrote with the killer, Jerry Lee Lewis. Because of his involvement in music at that time, he is in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Now he has turned his attention to the Ukulele!
185 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 652-1137
Friday October 8th 8:00PM
AlohaFest! Rhythm of the Islands
Get your Aloha groove on with authentic Hawaiian "meles" from award-winning Hula Halau Keali'i O Nalani and contemporary Hawaiian music from master musician/singer-songwriter Willie K. Keali'i Ceballos, kumu hula of one of the few mainland hula schools invited to Hawaii's premier hula competition, creates a special presentation tracing the Tahiti to Hawaii migration of Pacific Islanders through "kahiko" (or ancient) and "auana" (or modern) hula. Maui native Willie K. is an extraordinary guitarist, singer/songwriter who has played with or opened for the likes of B. .B. King and Willie Nelson.
2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East,
Hollywood, CA 90068
Saturday October 9th 8PM
George Kahumoku Jr. & the Masters of Hawai'ian Music
featuring Dennis Kamakahi, Uncle Richard Ho'op'i and Bobby Ingano
Hawaii's Renaissance man, George Kahumoku Jr, is a master slack key guitarist, a 4-time Grammy Award winner, accomplished songwriter, world-traveling performer, artist and sculptor. Using his melodic style, inventiveness and versatility, Kahumoku conveys the genuine spirit of Hawaii to all his listeners. George Kahumoku will be joined on stage by Dennis Kamakahi on slack key guitar, a 2009 inductee into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame; Uncle Richard Ho'opi'i, one of Hawai'i's most beloved singers, whose amazing vocal range and engaging smile has made him a perennial crowd pleaser; and Bobby Ingano, who for over a decade has been recognized as one of Hawaii's finest steel guitarists for his melodic, understated, and indisputably Hawaiian style.
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA
Saturday October 16th
Asian American Music Festival
International Ukulele Superstar Jake Shimabukuro will be headlining the Saturday Evening show.
Jake Shimabukuro is recognized as one of the world's most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential". His virtuosity defies label or category.
AAMF is a 3-day international music festival featuring concerts, dance, and educational programming. Formerly the Asian American Jazz Festival, AAMF was founded by Paul Im of Disruptive Management, LLC. The AAMF team is comprised of Los Angeles area presenters, entrepreneurs, and artists.
Japanese American National Museum
The Tateuchi Democracy Forum will host the AAMF's weekend long events.
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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
Come 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!
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 16 clubs and counting!)
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
The Corona Del Mar Ukulele club formerly at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona Del Mar
Everyone is welcome!
Notice: The group has moved to St. Michael's church.
The Oasis senior center is to be razed and rebuilt.
New Address is 3233 Pacific View Dr, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 (949) 644-0463
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 Art Center 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.htm
A San Diego Chapter of the Ukulele Society of America just started on mondays at Old Tyme Music in San Diego. Check out their calendar:
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. Under our Kumu UNCLE HENRY KAMAE, we play Hawaiian & Hapa Haole music and invites ALL levels of 'UKULELE PLAYERS to jam with us Island Style till 9:pm.
KOLOHE has performed at numerous festivals, & other functions. Remembah; "Mo 'Ukulele, Mo Beddah" .. Mahalo Nui Loa & A Hui Hou
For more info email email@example.com
Island Bazaar, 16582 Gothard St. "R", Huntington Beach, CA. 92647- 714-843-9350. www.Ukuleleparadise.com
Every Wednesday morning
PINEAPPLE JAM UKULELE CLUB
Beginning class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15:a.m.-Jim Grundy
Full Club meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.-Glenn Clement
The Pineapple Jam Ukulele Club, has been meeting in Yucaipa since April 2006.
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
Phone: 909 797-1177 or 760-326-9230
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.
BRING YOUR UKES AND JOIN US FOR A FUN TIME.
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 1st and 3rd Wed. of the month from 5:30 to 7:30PM
The WINDanSEA Ukulele Strummerrs
meet for fun and the joy of the ukulele.
Everything is free. I even pass out the music for free. We invite all levels of skill.
We are in Pacific Beach. Across the street is La Jolla.
We meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 853 Torquiise Street.
First and Third Wednesday until Friday December 31, 2010
WindNSea Ukulele Orchestra
Wednesday July 7, 2010
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, La Jolla, CA
Street: 853 Turquoise St.
City State Zip: San Diego/CA/92109
Fred Thompson leads this growing group that meets (now) twice a month (1st and 3rd Wednesdays) in La Jolla. It is a part of the WindNSea Surf Club, there are about 40 members. Everything is still free!
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall is about 100 yards east of the corner of Turquiose and Mission Boulevard where pacific beach becomes La Jolla.
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
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 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 and often aided by the 101 year old, Duke of Uke, Bill Tapia. 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).
All levels of ukulele players welcome.
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.
Alternating 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 songs 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!
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, and have recently added a Wednesday at Borders, on State st.!
Call ahead to make sure they are meeting: Paul Halula at 882-2495
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 third Sunday 3:30-5:00pm
Claremont Ukulele Club
The Hip Kitty
501 W First Street
Claremont, CA 91711)
Other Items of interest to Ukulele Fans:
Check out Ian Whitcomb's radio show at Luxuria music.
The Ian Whitcomb Show is an hour-long fun fest featuring an eclectic and exciting panorama of American and British popular songs, ranging from Tin Pan Alley ragtime through 1920s crooners and dance bands to raunchy pioneer 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. Join host Ian Whitcomb, 1960's Brit Invader, music historian and ukulele maven, on the Music Summit.
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