Ukulele Jam

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Location: Mennonite New Life Centre (1776 Queen St. East)
Room: Upper level

To register email: camillie@beachesjazz.com

steve-mcnieGet your strum on!

This fun, all-ages event has something for everyone – even if you don’t have a ukulele (yet!).

Bring your Uke for evening of sing-along, play-along fun with Steve McNie and members of Toronto’s world-class ukulele scene. He’s the guy behind torontoUKES.com that produces a variety of ukulele events, workshops and concerts including the Corktown Ukulele Jam, and the new Annex Ukulele Jam at the Tranzac Club.

This is your opportunity to get a sense for why the ukulele is such a perfect way to “get a little analog fun out of the digital world we live in”.

About Steve McNie:

Steve McNie established torontoUKES around his co-founding role in 2009 of the Corktown Ukulele Jam after 10 years in digital media with CTV and CBC and over 2 decades in entertainment marketing.

His insightful teaching has inspired hundreds to play better and progress faster at any skill level. He’s big on style, groove, feel and form. Always fun and reflective of the ukulele’s inherent whimsy, Steve balances playing and singing with ear training, relevant theory, rhythm, chordal awareness, groove and musicality from charts, notation and by ear.
 
Steve regularly presents a variety of public workshops for adults, teens and children. He has lead ukulele workshops at festivals like Summerfolk and the Beaches International Jazz Festival where he will return in the summer of 2015 for the 7th consecutive season. Ongoing work in schools includes Havergal College, St. Clement’s, Bishop Strachan School for Girls and the Mabin School. A lengthy list of private students includes Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain.

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