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Next PUA Gathering

Sunday, June 9, 2019 · Time 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church Community Hall, 2800 SE Harrison St., Portland, 97214
(in the Hawthorne District, 4 blocks South of SE Hawthorne and 28th). $5

(note: some GPS systems point to a church in Milwaukie, Oregon with a similar address - that's not us.)

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PUA MEETS ON THE SECOND SUNDAY MONTHLY
2018: Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9
2019: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

PUA takes a break in July and August

Coming Soon

Rose Festival Uke Jam

The following announcement is from Angel Ocasio:

Pack up your ukulele and come be a part of the second annual “Rose Festival Ukulele Jam” on Sunday, May 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. inside the Portland Rose Festival City Fair at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway. This event will feature local ukulele performers, including Rick Huddle, accompanied by Steve Cooper and Matt Lynch. After the show, rev up your ukulele for a strum & sing-along to some of your favorite songs. Admission is free when you bring your ukulele and participate in the strum-along. Get a free raffle ticket when you join us and you could win one of our many prizes, including a brand-new ukulele. Double your chances of winning a prize by wearing a Hawaiian shirt or muumuu for a second raffle ticket. Come join us inside of the “Speakeasy” at the Rose Festival CityFair. For more information contact Angel Ocasio at (360) 901-6798 or email at ocomedy@gmail.com

Jim D'ville events in June in pdx

Jim D’Ville Workshops & Performance
www.playukulelebyear.com Contributing Editor Ukulele Magazine

May 31: Artichoke Coffeehouse Performance 7pm (one of four acts) $5
Artichoke Music
2007 SE Powell Blvd. PDX

June 1: Artichoke Music Workshops
https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4074/classes.ht…
3pm Learning Songs The Fun Way: By Ear
4:15pm The Emotional Value of Chords

June 1: Caravan Gogh Houseboat Concert
Sauvie Island, PDX
Email to reserve: matrazzo@msn.com

June 2: Tigard Ukulele Group
The Winona Grange
8340 SW Seneca St. Tualatin, OR
2pm The Emotional Value of Chords
3pm The Crickets & The Beatles
Register here: https://jimdville2019.brownpapertickets.com

The Junebug Boys House Concert

The Junebug Boys — House Concert in SE Portland, Sunday June 9th, 7:00pm
For reservations: email Scott $15 suggested donation.
Many of you from the ukulele community know Aaron Keim from his many years of playing, teaching, and building instruments. Scott & Nancy Gillespie are hosting a house concert for Aaron and his band from Hood River, Sunday June 9th. The Junebug Boys pick and sing their way through a wide variety of American string band music, touching upon Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Swing and Jug Band Music. Aaron Keim plays banjo and banjo ukulele, informing performances with historical context and old time credentials. Ryan Kolberg adds a strong foundation on upright bass and incorporates a more modern feel to the bottom end. Larry Wyatt brings a strong bluegrass and country guitar and vocal to the group and is a long time public school teacher. Kerry Williams’ virtuoso mandolin playing draws from many influences, including swing and celtic music. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

The Junebug Boys House Concert

Casey MacGill with Albanie Falletta & friends House Concert

House Concert Sunday June 9th, NE Portland 3pm
$20 suggested donation

Casey MacGill performs music that swings. Nat “King” Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. Casey is the heart and soul of the band - a classic Hollywood character in appearance and style.
NOLA musician Albanie Falletta has an irresistible voice is that is at the same time early jazz and completely honest - Louis and Billy would be proud and smiling.
As a guitarist she has the chops and panache to hang with the best jazzers around and an uncanny ability to keep the groove rock solid as she weaves her melodic lines in and out of the tune. Her songwriting is deep, interesting and easy as a walk in the park.
Ronnie Ontiveros and Ben Bonham (Hood River, OR) form a tight musical team that has worked together for many years. Ben is an accomplished guitar and steel guitarist. Ronnie holds down the bass duties with a rare skill and delight - and he drives the van, handles the ruffians and shouts a bit. Together they provide the perfect backdrop on which these master musicians works their magic.
Here’s the link for ticket purchases

Casey MacGill with Albanie Falletta & friends House Concert

The Luongo Ukulele Experience Ensemble

Free workshop and concert with Peter Luongo and his Ukulele Experience Ensemble.

Thursday, June 13th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
45-minute workshop at noon. Concert at 1 p.m.
St. David’s of Wales, 2800 SE Harrison St. 97214 (where PUA meets).

Peter Luongo, the founder and esteemed former director of the Internationally renown Langley Ukulele Ensemble will be coming to the Portland. He was featured in the award winning documentary, The Mighty Uke and is now teaching clinics and presenting at festivals in North America and Europe.

He will be offering a free 45-minute ukulele workshop followed by a concert featuring an adult ensemble which he formed in Reno, Nevada. Now in their 3rd year, the current ensemble is made up of 16 performers who come from the western United States, Nevada, and even Washington D.C. They meet and rehearse each month throughout the year and are striving to be a group that models life-long learning, embraces challenges, and who continues to evolve as musicians and performers.

The ensemble has performed on the main stages of the Reno and Palm Springs Ukulele Festivals, appeared at the 48th Annual Hawaiian International Ukulele Festival as part of a 7-day, 10 concert tour to Honolulu last July. They were honored and grateful to have been invited to the 2019 NAMM Show where they presented at the show’s Community Forum. The ensemble looks forward to performing shows in Oregon and Washington states this June.

Here are some video clips:1. LUE @ 10th Annual Reno Ukulele Festival opener – 1: https://youtu.be/Ncf2vdXDG0Y
In The Mood, Tico Tico

Also in Tigard: The Luongo Ukulele Experience will also be in Tigard on Friday, June 14th. There will be a workshop at 5 p.m., then a potluck and socializing, then a concert at 7:30 p.m. Details and Register here: https://luongointualatin.brownpapertickets.com

The Luongo Ukulele Experience Ensemble

Portland Ukestra Weekend with Nancy Piver

A Portland Ukestra Weekend with Nancy Piver
July 19, 20, and 21
Ukulele ensemble workshops for all skill levels
°°°Friday, July 19 7:00 to 9PM Play Well With Others
— How is an ensemble different from a song circle or a sing & strum performance group?
We’ll play a variety of music in 3 or more parts. Nancy’s fun, easy arrangements will include both music notation and tab, plus chords.

°°°Saturday, July 20 12:30 to 2:30 We’ve Got Rhythm
— Play popular rhythm patterns used in old and new music alike. Learn how parts fit together for a lively toe-tapping experience

°°°Sunday, July 21 12:30 to 2:30 Make Your Own Party
— Create your own three- or four-part arrangement of your favorite melody. We’ll explore three simple methods.

Where? Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd, Portland
Cost? $30 per session, or $80 for all three workshops.
Who? Ukuleles from soprano to baritone, confident beginners to advanced

Register in advance: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn4074/classes.ht…
Bonus! A new sprightly ragtime ensemble arrangement will be emailed to you in advance that we’ll polish over all three sessions.

Nancy Piver (rhymes with “diver”) is a life-long ukulele player with a passion for arranging music. As music director of San Luis Obispo’s SLO Strummers, she adapts the pieces they perform to fit the group’s skills and voices. She arranged all the songs in the book “Flower Power for Ukulele, 30 Groovy Hits from the Sixties,” published by Hal Leonard. She is part of the James Hill Ukulele Institute teacher certification program.

Nancy has directed small and large ukulele ensembles playing her ragtime—and swing, classical, and Latin arrangements—at the West Coast Ukulele Retreats and Menucha Ukulele Band Camp. She includes music notation, tab, and chord parts in the pieces she arranges so players at all levels enjoy playing music together.
See you in July!

Portland Ukestra Weekend with Nancy Piver

Other Jams

To check out where other jams may be happening in your area look at the “Other Jam” section.