7:30 pm SUNDAY 3/23/14
SCOTT AMENDOLA QUARTET
Holy Cow, kids! The last time Scott brought the Quartet to Dana Street, he and the lads left an audience speechless. Great energy, great all-original tunes and expert musicianship. If you’ve caught Scott with his trio at Dana Street, you know how good that was. Now replace the guitar with top-flight horn play by Ben Goldberg (clarinet) and Josh Smith (saxophone) and you add a complexity to an already engrossing collection of Scott’s compositions. What the heck – throw in the irrepressible John Shifflett on bass. Now you’re dealing in a Jazz world that is seldom experienced in the Bay Area…..and we’re more than proud to present it to you. Great stuff! Take the time to check this one out.
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
General Admission: $20
No Alcohol SERVED
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and pastries only – no food served
Tickets available at the café or online by using the purchase bar below.
Next jam – Monday March 9th.
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 -
Some song books available; but, you can view and print out the songs for the jam at:
(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
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: