Live Music

UPCOMING SHOWS

7:30 pm SUNDAY 12/14/14

CHARLIE HUNTER/SCOTT AMENDOLA

Pretty much run out of superlatives when it comes to these two other than to say it’s one of the few times you’ll hear two performers sound like four. This show always sells out due to the terrific, heart-felt joy the guys bring to the various styles of Jazz and Blues they play in our intimate setting. Tickets available online using the button below. Paper tickets available at the cafe after November 17th. Buy early or miss out! Always a Standing O.
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
General Admission: $20
No Alcohol SERVED
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and pastries only – no food served

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JUST ANNOUNCED

Special Friday Show – Fri. Feb. 6th, 2015

Scott Amendola Band

What a line-up! Nels Cline (Wilco guitarist), Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker, John Shifflett
I’m calling this the Holy Cattle! show….too huge to just be a Holy Cow. It’s gonna be big and will sell out, that’s why we’re giving the heads up many months early. Tickets on sale soon.
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MONDAY 11/10

UKULELE JAM!

Join us Every 2nd Monday of Every Month for a ukulele jam from 7pm till 9pm
Next jam – Monday Novermber 10th.

Put together by The Ukulele Club of Silicon Valley (UCSV), this monthly good time has something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. In their words, “We are a fun group that welcomes all levels and encourages everyone. We have jammers without ukes that come to sing. We have mostly ukes; but, we have a couple of guitars and welcome all instruments and anyone who wants to have fun.” So come on down, whether you want to play or sing along…or just watch. It’s a truly uplifting time. See the article from the PA Weekly and MV Voice -

http://www.mv-voice.com/story.php?story_id=6369

https://sites.google.com/site/ukuleleclubsiliconvalley/

Some song books available; but, you can view and print out the songs for the jam at:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/UkeJam/

or

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/USLOBplayers/

(Some songs are from the Uke Club Santa Cruz’s Songbooks). Above are safe sites and only 3 emails/month.

And did you know……?

Word Origin & History
ukulele
1896, from Hawaiian ‘ukulele, lit. “leaping flea,” from ‘uku “louse, flea” + lele “to fly, jump, leap.” So called from the rapid motion of the fingers in playing it. It developed from a Portuguese instrument introduced to the islands c.1879. Abbreviated form uke is attested from 1915.

For more background on the uke, we recommend:

http://www.answers.com/topic/ukulele