Vancouver Island’s premier jazz ukulele trio will be bringing a workshop and concert to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni.
Uke’s Misbehavin’ has been taking the Island by storm, smashing down barriers with their talented renditions of some much-loved, toe-tapping swinging jazz classics, as well as a few contemporary memories, all on ukulele.
Bryon Thompson on baritone ukulele obtained his jazz diploma at Malaspina College and his music education degree at the University of Victoria. Clayton Long on tenor ukulele cut his teeth in a prominent bluegrass trio before turning to jazz. Freda Eckstein, on bass and tenor ukulele, went from playing upright bass for 30 years to falling in love with the ukulele bass.
They will host a swing/jazz workshop at Char’s Landing on Saturday, May 27 starting at 4:30 p.m. and running until 6 p.m.
After the workshop, Uke’s Misbehavin’ will perform a concert to show what this small but mighty instrument can do in the hands of seasoned professionals. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.sidedooraccess.com or by calling or texting Char at 250-730-1636.