The Left Coast Ukulele Trio
Friday Feb 09 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $25.00
General Admission: $30.00
About the Performance:
Celebrated musicians Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Jeff Linsky and Jennifer Leitham combine their formidable improvisational skills in an entertaining program of creative arrangements for ukulele. You don’t want to miss the incredible triple threat on stage.
Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner Abe Lagrimas Jr. is an international jazz ukulele star, as well as an accomplished jazz drummer and vibraphonist. Abe is author of Ukulele Ensemble, Beginning Ukulele Level 1 (Consonus Music Institute), the first ever ukulele curriculum. His latest book Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies (Berklee Press and Hal Leonard) is available on Amazon. He endorses Ko'olau Ukulele, Kaminari Cables, and Fusion Gig Bags.
Award-winning guitarist and composer Jeff Linsky has enjoyed a decades long concert and recording career around the world. For his endless repertoire and polyphonic improvisational approach, Guitar Player Magazine writes: "Linsky's talent is the stuff guitarists' dreams are made of." The former Hawaii resident has recently added ukulele concerts to his performance schedule, touring China in a ukulele duo with Abe Lagrimas, Jr. and recording ukulele on Jennifer Leitham's chart topping release MoodSwings.
Jennifer Leitham has played live and recorded with such music luminaries as Mel Tormé, Doc Severinson, Peggy Lee, George Shearing, Woody Herman, and k.d. lang. Her basslines have graced many movies and TV shows, and she was recently the subject of the award-winning documentary I Stand Corrected. Jennifer is a bassist, vocalist, composer, arranger, lyricist, and producer, with several critically acclaimed albums to her credit as leader of her own group. For this performance, Jennifer will be playing an Ohana bass ukulele.
Hospitality sponsor: Aqua-Aston Hospitality