Then, onto music and musicians who helped and inspired this project - starting with those no longer with us:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

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Gumbo

Choro de Bira do Cavaco - this samba group features lead and rhythm cavaquinho playing

Luis Natera - solo Cuatro playing  - shows what you can play when you have enough fretboard.

This page is for the entertainment of our site visitors, and features a variety of downloadable audio and video  files.  Like gumbo, it has certain basics, and then the cook adds whatever is on hand that he feels might make a tasty pot.

 

-Notes on using this pageIn order to not have to build excess bandwidth charges into the cost of our instruments, there are no streaming video files on this page.  These are “download first” files.   Right click and “save target”, on both audio and video files.  Then they can be put where you want them to view or listen to again any time, or easily delete.   

 

-Click on the Photos below to open the info / downloads mini-pages

 

First, videos featuring two instruments that influenced our designs:

 

  Cliff Edwards / Ukulele Ike - the best known of the Jazz Ukulele players.

 

 

                                            

  Wendell Hall - the mainland’s first “king of the Ukulele”.

 

 

                                            

  Danny Barker - Jazz icon and multi-instrumentalist.

 

 

                                            

The Boswell Sisters - the apogee of girl group jazz.

 

 

                                            

Lionel Batiste  - a candidate for the best loved musician in New Orleans.

 

 

                                            

Jimmy Foster - that rare combination of master luthier and accomplished player.

 

 

                                            

Sazerac the Clown & his Genial Orleanians - difficult to describe.

 

 

                                            

The Pfister Sisters - with Debbie Davis on ukulele, these ladies re-incarnate the Boswell spirit.  And, Debbie plays our Southcoast Ukes!

 

 

                                            

Don Vappie  - New Orleans premier tenor banjoist - leader of the Creole Jazz Serenaders.

 

 

                                            

Michael Wagner - the most original style of any uke player today.                                    

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