Win an Ohana Limited-Edition Concert Ukulele! The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Turns 30, Arthur Godfrey, Uke Evangelist, Celebrating Martin’s Style 3, The Lumineers – Ho Hey, Paul McCartney – Ram On, Great American Songbook, Sweet Sue, Just You, Pop chanteuse – Victoria Vox, Gear Reviews Kanile`a KSTP, Tanglewood Java Series, Fender Piha`ea, and More!
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Jake Shimabukuro discusses his new education foundation; Elisabeth Robson reports on the UK punk-uke explosion; a profile of Malaysian uke artist Zee Avi; and historian and author Jim Tranquada tells how San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific Int’l Expo sparked the first uke craze; plus four songs (including three classic holiday tunes), news, CDs, gear reviews, and much, much more.
Jason Mraz discusses the making of a ukulele classic. Martin Guitar ukulele ambassador LP reveals how the instrument jump-started the acclaimed songwriter’s solo career. The Mersey Belles keep the United Kingdom’s retro ukulele tradition kicking, while the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society draw big crowds in Florida. We also review 6 sweet new ukes, and launch the “Play This Issue” song contest.
Heidi Swedberg has gone from fabled Seinfeld cast member to one of the nation’s top ukulele clinicians, Amanda Shires deconstructs the happy-go-lucky ukulele, the ukulele makes its case for a place in music education, luthier Gary Zimnicki makes beautiful music out of the ruins of Detroit’s houses, Eef Barzelay celebrates the versatile ukulele, profile on the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, the story of Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, jazz up the uke with swing substitutions, pentatonic scale basics, plus news, reviews, music lessons, events, and much more.