San Francisco PRE CRUISE Concert and JAM!
AUGUST 23, 2018 - 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Embassy Suites - 250 Gateway Blvd. South San Francisco 94080
To celebrate our cruise to Alaska, we are happy to announce our PRE CRUISE Concert and Jam! Even if you aren't joining us on board, you can still enjoy some of the fun. Join Cynthia Lin, Ukulenny, Neal Chin, Milo Fultz, and US for an amazing musical evening. Be sure to bring your Ukes. Tickets are limited, so be sure to get them before they sell out!
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.
Born and raised on Maui, Neal Chin has been playing the ʻukulele for sixteen years and teaching for fifteen. He moved to Honolulu, HI after High School to continue his teaching and performing career. Along with the teachers at the ‘ukulele school ‘Ukulele Hale, Neal’s students performed throughout the islands at events such as volunteering for the Shriners Hospital for Children, The ʻUkulele Picnic of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival. Neal’s students have also competed and placed in ʻukulele competitions, such as the Duke’s ʻUkes Contest.
Neal has performed with over fifty musicians and acts, including Benny Chong, Erika Elona, David Kamakahi, Illisit, and Steven Inglis. Neal has credits on many recordings, including the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning album, The Akira Project. He is also a prolific songwriter. During his time in Honolulu he received his A.S. in Music Business from the Honolulu Community College
Neal now resides in Seattle, Washington continuing his career performing, teaching, and recording. His latest album ‘Ukulele Paintings has been nominated for the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award.