Todays Segment Featured and Interview with Ian Whitcomb
Ian Whitcomb stopped by to catch up and talk about his new books "Ukulele Sing Along", and "Ukulele Jamboree"
Ian Whitcomb's website: http://www.picklehead.com/ian.html
Songs heard on today's segment:
Aloha Oe - Ian Whitcomb- Ukulele Sing Along
Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go - Ian Whitcomb - Ukulele Sing Along
Ambling Along - Ian Whitcomb- Ukulele Sing Along
Teddy's At It Again - Ian Whitcomb - Ukulele Jamboree
Pretty Baby - Ian Whitcomb- Ukulele Sing Along
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April 2011 So California Ukulele Events
Aloha and Spring Greetings to EVERYONE!
There is a bunch of fun ukulele and Hawaiian events going on this April.
Check the list and mark your calendars with all the items that appeal to you!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30TH 7:30PM
$10 - $18 - $32
George Kuo, Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi
Kona Coffee Kiho'alu Tour
A Taste of Kona through Songs and History with Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters
Anthology - Music & Cuisine
1337 India Street - San Diego , CA 92101
--MORE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KONA COFFEE KIHO'ALU TOUR SHOWS
+ Thursday, March 31 - SOKA University Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
6:30 to 7:30 PM http://www.soka.edu
This is a special open rehearsal and sound check of the new PAC at SOKA. Admission is a donation to SOKA's Japanese Earthquake Victim Relief Fund. SOKA's sister campus is in Tokyo.
+ Friday, April 1 - Fallbrook County Club - Hukilau Restaurant. Fallbrook, CA
+ Saturday, April 2 - Don the Beachcomber - Huntington Beach, CA
+ For both of these shows Contact: http://www.meheulamusic.com
Friday April 1st from 7:00 to 8:30
Sweet Polynesian sounds of the Smokin’ Menehunes. Island old-school classics! Ukulele with full band
Don the Beachcomber
16278 S. Pacific Coast Hwy
Sunset Beach (HB), CA, 92649
Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd
As they used to say on Monty Python: "And now for something entirely different." Well, here they are!!! SID HAUSMAN & WASHTUB JERRY......they are coming to Island Bazaar April 1 & 2....
Friday the 1st will be a uke workshop ($15) at 7PM and
Saturday the 2nd will be the big CONCERT ($20) at 8PM.
These fellas play tenor and baritone ukes and Jerry plays the full-size stand-up washtub, sometimes alternating strums with his ukes!!!! Sid has a smoooooth, fabulous voice and they do great SouthWest songs reminiscent of Roy Rogers, Bob Wills, Gene Autry, and the Sons of the Pioneers.
They "transport" their audience to some imaginary corral or campfire and entertain with the coyotes and crickets seemingly singin' along.
Island Bazaar has hosted some great concerts.......but nothing in this wonderful genre.
Y'all come on down and mozy up to the campfire for a special evening.
Call for tix at Island Bazaar.....714 843-9350, 16582 Gothard St., Suite R, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Levi's and calico dresses are perfectly acceptable attire; but kindly remove yer 10-gallon hats so's folks behind you can see.
Saturday April 2 2:30pm - 4:30pm
"Ukulele Jam With Pumana!"
Basically, the concept is that we will teach the group 3 or 4 songs on
the ukulele. All of the band's PA equipment, amps, mics and instruments will be set up in front of the room. After we teach the class the
songs, the band members will take their positions on stage, count it off and the whole room will jam along live with the band!
Our plan for this Saturday is to teach Stand By Me, Drop Baby Drop, and Hey Soul Sister. We also had a special request to teach the song Happy
Here are a few links to give you more information:
JAO event this Saturday: http://www.pumana.com/Special_Event.html
Newspaper blurb: http://rafu.com/news/ukulele-jam-with-pumana/
General info: http://www.pumana.com/Ukulele_Jam_with_Pumana_.html
Saturday night, April 2 Starting at 8:00 PST
1. Ukulele Bartt & the UB6-3
2. Paul McCallum, mighty guitar flatpicking master, with Topanga superheros Phil Salazar on fiddle and Tom Corbett on mandolin!
3. Jim "Kimo" West, Hawai'ian Slack-Key Hero!
4. The Ultimate Ukers - a 33-Piece all-uke orchestra! They're the graduates of Bartt's "Four Weeks with Bartt" class!
It's a FREE concert, all ages welcome.
5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Or watch the webcast live: http://kulakswoodshed.com/
Thursday April 7th 8:00 PM
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys
Bring your ukulele and Come round to see and hear the Janet & the Parlor Boys joined by the kids from the Ukulele Club of La Habra High School!
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 666-4268
Saturday April 9 Evening
TIKI MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY
THE HULA GIRLS - Rock a hula-Billy Band! Vending too!
Sunday, April 10 at the grand and marvelous Cicada Club 8pm
for an evening of Art Deco Dining and Dancing!
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys
617 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
valet parking, Find Dining, Full Bar,
8:00PM - 10:00PM
James Armstrong Theatre
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
310-781-7171 Box Office
Other Items of Interest to Ukulele Fans
WHEN: Saturday, April 9, 1:30pm - 3pm
Fun & unique one-day strumming workshop April 9th, Redondo Beach
Want to learn the ONE most common strumming pattern that fits a gazillion popular songs? Mitch Chang will teach you how to apply it to nearly all styles of music and how to tweak it to add a fun twist to your favorite songs.
Students must provide their own 'ukulele (concert/tenor size is best), please bring something to jot notes down in and a music stand as well, if you have one. There will be handouts.
WHERE: Music Rhapsody 1603 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach
COST: $25 per person
Bill Tapia will receive the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award. The luncheon ceremony will be held May 28 at the Maui Ballroom of the Hawaii Convention Center. The Lifetime Achievement Awards complement the annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, the prime evening of celebration when HARA honors recording artists and technicians in more than 30 categories of achievement, which will be held May 29 at the Kalakaua Room of the convention center.
West Coast Ukulele Retreat
May 18-22, 2011
Asilomar Conference Center
Eighty-six solid hours of ukulele music, jamming and instruction
Dave Egan of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz
Info at: www.ukuleleretreat.com
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame will be performing songs from his new solo CD "Ukulele Songs" on July 5th in San Diego.
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
"Oasis Senior Center Strummers"
Please note: The Oasis Senior Center has been remodeled and we are now meeting back there.
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.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 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.
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, 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)