Feb 19, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Wow... I can't say how much I appreciate the amazing outpouring of support for my new album. Especially in an age of 'Kickstarter saturation,' I'm blown away by the support this new collection of songs has received.
I'm taking some risks with this recording (some financial, some artistic): hiring a great producer, putting my songwriting front and centre, playing a lot of baritone ukulele. It's a big step for me and I just couldn't do it without the support I've received from my family, friends, fans and colleagues.
Thank you to all Patrons of the Arts! We're making a great album... together!
Jan 16, 2014
Recording an album is expensive, exhausting and completely amazing. And you can be part of the fun by pre-ordering your copy today. Pre-ordering is a great way to help ease the upfront cost of producing the album. And besides, everyone who pre-orders gets exclusive perks like autographed CDs, custom video messages, copies of the demo recordings and more! Click here to read all about it!
Nov 19, 2013
Ukulele Jazz used to be a radical notion. Lyle Ritz was a pioneer, decades ahead of the curve. Ditto for Ohta-san. In 2009 I started teaching swing ukulele at the California Coast Music Camp. Since then swing/jazz ukulele has become one of my most popular classes and jazz uke workshops have become mainstays on the ukulele festival scene.
After every workshop I hear: "Do you have this stuff in print?" "Where can I get more Jazz ukulele sheet music and tutorials?" For years my answer was, "I'm working on a ukulele jazz book but it's not finished yet." Well, now it's finished! Click here to preview the book and listen to some of the arrangements.