Brooklyn Ukulele Festival Stage

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11AM Opening Playbook

 

 

 

11:30am: Gwendolyn Fitz 

Gwendolyn Fitz is a jazz-pop singer-songwriter, ukulele player, teacher, and theater creator. Her award winning ukulele musical, Ease of a Murder, had its NYC Debut this past March with Emerging Artists Theater and is currently in development for an off broadway run. When Gwendolyn is not creating or teaching ukulele, she is organizing the Brooklyn Uke Fest and other ukulele jams in the city! 

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Instagram: @gwendolynfitzmusic, @brooklynukefest, @easeofamurder

12pm: Open Mic I Featuring Shawtime Duo 

ShawTime Duo is the father-and-son team of Andy (ukulele) and Jarvis (vocals) Born from a shared love of music and collaboration, the band delivers unique, always upbeat interpretations of everything from Spongebob hits to Velvet Underground to modern pop. They’ve performed over 30+ live shows and on nice days, you might catch them busking in the streets and parks of Brooklyn. Follow the Duo’s adventures at @shawtimeduo.

12:30pm: Ukulele Jake

For the better part of a decade Jake Sayraf has been teaching and gigging with the ukulele.  Before laying down roots in New York, he toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. He now runs two ukulele schools: Ukulele School of New York City and Ukulele School of Ann Arbor.

 

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1pm: Jiggy with Viggy

Bio: Victoria (Viggy) Kolasinski is an instrumental ukulele player and private teacher from Long Island, New York. Whether she's making ukulele tutorials for Instagram and Tiktok or arranging her favorite tunes to post on her website, Viggy can't help but get Jiggy!

 

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130pm: Natalie Mack

Originally from Niagara Falls, Natalie Mack moved to New York City to pursue a path in making theater with and for young people. She has created and performed music for shows and bands alike; from site specific shows in the parks of nyc to the rainforest of Tasmania, to puppet shows in Brooklyn basements to Lincoln Center. Natalie’s solo ukulele album, Robin’s Egg Blue, features folksy originals that come from a heartfelt and playful place. 

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Instagram: @natmackattack

Upcoming

2pm: Afternoon Playalong

230pm: Jenny Selig and the Uke Squad 

Created by Brooklyn ukulele player Jenny Selig and Hawaii-based YouTube sensation Cynthia Lin, The NYC Uke Squad began in the fall of 2017 as a way for Cynthia's local students and other nearby ukulele players to play together in person and build community. We bring Cynthia's "Aloha spirit" and uke-love to the NYC area, jamming in person (usually in Brooklyn and Manhattan) and on Zoom. All levels are welcome

 

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3pm: Rachel Haymer

Originally from Honolulu Hawaii, Rachel Haymer rocks the Subway. One of the MTA musicians since 2018 as the Ukulele Time Machine she was recently named top 5 street performers of NY. Rachel has worked with the likes of Jake Shimobukuro and Reggae icons Butch Helemano. She brings music to her shows at the south street seaport and the Fulton center, and Her albums, and links to her website and calendar can be found at ukuleletimemachine.com 

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330pm: Open Mic II

 

4pm: Final Playalong