Starting with a 10:30 am concert (tickets HERE) for the littlest fans of ukulele and their family, with a UKULELE PETTING ZOO- so everyone gets a chance to play!First we start with a 10:30 am concert (tickets HERE) for the littlest fans of ukulele and their family, including a UKULELE PETTING ZOO- so everyone gets a chance to play!
There are small workshops upstairs with amazing teachers- Daniel Ward, Abe Lagrimas Jr, Del Rey and Jason Arimoto- the same virtuosos who will be preforming in the evening concert! Buy tickets HERE– they are likely to sell out! Also, FREE events open to all, including a play-along and a beginner’s class.
BUT WAIT, there’s MORE! BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT to the concert, as the stars on stage want to lead you in some strum and sing along numbers! And during the intermission we will be drawing the winning raffle tickets for some amazing items, including concert tickets, ukulele gift packages and a beautiful new OHANA spruce and willow concert ukulele- just like the one I will be playing all day!
In all, TWELVE HOURS of ukulele good times! Don’t miss a minute of it!
Something for everyone, every level of player and all ages!
Join the SukeyJump Band in the morning for a kid’s show and ukulele petting zoo, stay for a free beginner class with me, and a free play-along, go upstairs to take advantage of one of the INCREDIBLE workshops taught by some of ukulele’s brightest stars and best teachers. Go grab a bite in one of Santa Monica’s fab eateries, then come back for a ALL-STAR UKULELE CONCERT! Special guests, the HUG ukulele group, recently featured in Ukulele Magazine, will be joining us from the Sepulveda Veteran’s Campus.
There will be raffles of fantastic instruments from Koaloha and Ohana, prize packages from McCabes and MORE!!!!
Jason is a great player and teacher with a heart as big as his talent!
He and Daniel Ho have worked together to build Ukulele Creations and the U-Space at the JACC is an amazing space dedicated to building community through the ‘ukulele. We are thrilled that he will be at McCabes THIS SATURDAY as our first guest instructor at Weekend Ukulele Warriors.
Join us at NOON, Saturday, February 1 to learn the BLUES for Beginners with Jason!
This workshop will explore the simple and subtle inflections that can help give the blues to any happy uke. If you want to play a hard driving blues shuffle or a solid country blues groove this class will get you started. In addition, the blues scale in “A” will be covered along with a few choice blues riffs to jump start your blues solos.
Daniel and I will be there to learn from the master- we can’t wait! Classes are $40 each, no advance reservations necessary.
We have more great guests arranged and tons lining up Here’s the rest of the schedule so far:
2/ 8 picking and Grinning with Heidi Swedberg- simple picking patterns give variety to your playing for beginning and intermediate players
2/ 15 Bossa Nova Training Wheels with Daniel Ward- like champaigne, bossa goes with everything. Broken down to simple steps so everyone can get their Jobim on.
2/ 22 Guest teacher FRED SOKOLOW takes students on aUkulele Fretboard Roadtrip!
3/ 1 The effervescent JIM D’VILLE shares his secrets of how to Play Ukulele by Ear