Monday, October 19, 2009

NY Ukulele Salon: Halloween Jazz @ The Living Room

The NY Ukulele Salon proudly presents an evening of jazz ukulele and spooky fun on Halloween night (a Saturday, no less) at The Living Room, in Manhattan's Lower East Side. A great way to start a super fun night downtown!

October 31, 2009

154 Ludlow St. (@ Stanton St.)
Manhattan, Lower East Side
(212) 533-7237
Subways: F/V @ 2nd Ave; F/J/M/Z @ Essex St/Delancy

No cover. Tip bucket & 1 drink per set.


7:00: Khabu
Khabu Doug Young (aka Khabu Young Dog) hails from Lubbock, TX, but he currently resides with his wife and daughter in the East Village. An extremely talented and distinguished musician, he does things with the ukulele that will amaze you. Mostly of the jazz variety. Details at or

8:00: Dr. Uke and Daughters: The Rosokoff Family
This trio sings in close family harmony with songs from several eras. Check out for songs and other things ukulele.

9:00: The Moonlighters 
Fronted by Bliss Blood, The Moonlighters play a hip confection of jazz and pop, combining 21st century attitude with 1920's songwriting and virtuosity through vocal harmonies and rocking swing rhythms on ukulele, bass, and steel guitar. Details at or

Emcee: Rick Bruner
Rick is the organizer of the NY Ukulele Salon, a sporadic ukulele party and performance series. He will be performing a few songs duing the interludes between acts, in a humble jazzy style. See

Please feel free to invite lots of friends, blog, tweet, etc. It's a big room and our first show there, so we should fill the place to assure we're invited back. Plus, it's going to be an amazing show, after which you'll be in party central for Halloween in NYC.

RSVP on Facebook or on Eventful or on Going.

Welcome to the NY Ukulele Salon's new site and blog!

Hello World!

This is the umpteenth blog I've created. Can't really remember how many I've started at this point. Probably at minimum 15 or 20 for various projects of my own. Who am I? Rick Bruner, NY Internet entrepreneur, photographer, ukulele fan, and other things.

This is my latest venture, the NY Ukulele Salon. Actually, we've been doing it for more than a year by now, I guess. What is the salon? A local party and performance network of NYC-area uke players. All levels really. Lots of beginners, lots of amazing talents, lots of folks in between, such as myself. I'll blog a list of members later with links to their promo web sites, but let me not at the moment.

Friend organizations include the NY Ukulele Meetup, the Ukulele Cabaret, NY Uke Fest and others.

I just wanted to announce that I'd gotten the domain worked out for to point to this blog. Stay tuned for performance announcements, photos, videos, etc.