Sunday, February 13, 2011

NY Ukulele Salon: February 19, Saturday @ The Living Room

The NY Ukulele Salon is back at The Living Room again, upstairs at Googie's Lounge, for another great night of the best ukulele music New York City has to offer. As usual, the show runs from 8:30pm to 10:30pm on Saturday night, February 19, 154 Ludlow Street.

8:30pm: Makalina. A guiding light in the NY ukulele scene (organizer of the NY Ukulele Meetup, currently featured on posters in the NY subways for!), she a friend to us all and a great talent. She's "not far away."

9:00pm: Esther Ku. A semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and a regular on the national comedy circuit, she puts her unusual brand of comedy to music delightfully on the uke. But don't let that adorable exterior fool you: this girl works blue!

9:30pm: Pedro Da Silva. Composer, assistant professor at NYU and virtuoso of stringed instruments, Pedro can really rip it up. A clip I made of him improvising at Ukulele Mansion is my most-viewed video on YouTube. This is his first time at Ukulele Salon, but we hope he'll be a regular.

10:00: The Suaverinos. We really need a web site, and a proper group picture! We are the house band of the Ukulele Salon, a swinging ensemble of ukes, piano, bass, horn (not this performance) and many voices. Lots of new material this show.