San Francisco PRE CRUISE Concert and JAM!
MARCH 19, 2019 - 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Embassy Suites - 250 Gateway Blvd. South San Francisco 94080
Last year’s event was SO MUCH FUN we wanted to do it again! Please join us for a pre-cruise Jam and Concert! It’s so exciting that we get to have UkuLenny, Cynthia Lin, Milo Fultz, AND Kalei Gamiao joining us for such a great event. Be sure to bring your ‘ukuleles! You could even win your very own Cynthia Lin Model ‘Ukulele by Ohana!
Tickets are $20!
Creator of the #100DaysofUkuleleSongs project, Cynthia Lin is a modern-day jazz ukulele diva based in San Francisco, California. Through her popular YouTube channel and approachable teaching style, Cynthia has helped thousands of people across the world to discover the joy of ukulele. As a singer-songwriter, Cynthia has released 4 album recordings independently and performs regularly solo, with a jazz combo, and with her acclaimed Bay Area band, Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All Stars. She encourages you to follow your passion.
Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel
Even though Craig Chee was born and raised on Oahu, he matured as an ‘ukulele player and musician on the mainland. Throughout attending and graduating from the University of Oregon, Craig focused on teaching a myriad of different styles with the tiny instrument. Craig has had the honor of working under Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, and has become a renown instructor and performer around the world.
Sarah Maisel was born and raised in Alabama and found herself working in San Diego, CA after college. On walking into a local ‘ukulele jam, Sarah was both fascinated by the instrument and the joy that surrounded it. Studying under Frank Leong, Sarah dove into the jazz stylings of golden age Hawai'i songs and arrangements inspired by ‘ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui.
Craig and Sarah discovered a similar passion and work ethic and as of September, 2015 are now married! They have made an incredible splash in the ‘ukulele scene with their complementing styles and vocal harmonies. Craig and Sarah have been featured at ‘Ukulele Festivals and events all over the world including Australia, The United Kingdom, China, Canada, and Japan. Their love of teaching has blossomed into a successful Online ‘Ukulele School with Artistworks; the joy for music and teaching always follows them wherever they travel.
Lenny San Jose, aka Ukulenny, is an ukulele performer and educator based in Oakland, CA. He got his start in 2009 playing his uke on the BART train in front of total strangers. Since then he has reached over 68,000 subscribers on YouTube with nearly 8 million video views. Currently he plays ukulele for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, and your neighborhood bars and restaurants. His influences include Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, and Jack Johnson, but to him just about anything sounds good on an ukulele. He teaches private lessons online and in person, and also hosts group lessons and workshops in Bay Area. A sponsored Kala Artist, he leads uke circles and lessons all across America, and continues to spread ukulele joy wherever possible. For more details visit ukulenny.com or kalabrand.com.
With 3 completed nominated albums to his name Kalei Gamiao been at the forefront of today’s ukulele revolution since 2008 when his debut album, “Contemporary Ukulele,” kicked up the demand for performances in the U.S market. After the release of his second album entitled “Redefined” in 2012 a greater demand for more of his music and performances exposed Kalei to hundreds of thousands of ukulele enthusiasts from around the world as he continues to tour countries such as Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S mainland. When his third album “Merry Ukulele Christmas” released in 2013 as a seasonal project it propelled and broadened Kalei’s repertoire to new levels as many web and social media sites provide instant access for his fans to stay connected to his music and the explosive world-wide popularity of the ukulele. With the release of his 4th latest album “These Moments” in 2016 he has already traveled and performed in different parts of the world to share his passion for music.
As a true ukulele virtuoso he sums it up by saying….. “My ukulele expresses every word and emotion. I love to create and share my musical journeys for everyone to enjoy”.