Who is your favorite ukulele artist and why?

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  • #22168

    recdog
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    I would definitely agree with Andrew about Taimane being one of my favorites. I saw her last year when she headlined the LA International Ukulele Festival. I wasn’t expecting her to be my favorite part of the festival but she absolutely was. Her performance and playing were nothing less than incredible. Really enjoyed learning and playing “Moon”, transcribed by the amazing Evan. I play “Moon” every day and wish I could have participated but don’t have access to SKYPE. My favorite Taimane video is probably this of “Neptune’s Storm” on a baritone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwgyfXWczWg
    Would love to find some tab / music to her “Neptune’s Storm”
    Having said all that I would like to put Cory Fujimoto (Ukulele Site) as a favorite player. His musical sensitivity is wonderful.

    #24484

    miztaken
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    Today I got to meet the awesome Kalei Gamaio at NAMM 2019!!!
    He is such a beautiful musician and I love the way he just gets absorbed into his ukulele and music when he plays.
    Warms my spirit and brings tears to my eyes.

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    #24837

    sprintingyogini
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    Feng E. I want to be this kid.

    #26261

    recdog
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    I have been meaning to say this for a while but with his performance of Moonlight Sonata I feel like I just need to. Other than maybe Taimane my favorite ukulele artist is Evan J De Silva on this site. It is a bit humbling when he is that good at his age. His musical artistry is much better than mine even though I have decades of classical guitar background before diving into the ukulele 2 years ago. I’d love to see concert him in concert. His musical sensitivity is as good as almost anyone’s (not just ukulele) in my opinion.

    #26262

    marni11
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    He can go super fast! I also like how he can make the Dueling Banjo’s so realistic on the ukulele! Andrew, you need to do a Dueling banjo lesson! 😀

    #26562

    stianukulele
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    Here is a name we will hear alot in the future I think: Feng E, very talented young player.

    Also love his ukes, aNueNue, anyone tried them? I bought a lower price version in Bangkok recent, liked it, but I know they have 1000$+ series too.

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    #26564

    kanae926
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    @miztaken recently posted getting a UC200 Moon Bird. I’ve been wanting one for a long time…they look and sound amazing!

    #27547

    jinajupiter
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    Of course so many great artists. One of the many I am impressed with in particular is Joey Calfa, I think he is from Brooklin. And plays with his band Cousin Earth.

    This song makes me happy, though some of my friends find it over arranged:

    And I like Sarah Maisel for her tasteful arrangents and clear tone:

    And of course just like most of you Taimane, Evan da Silva, Rockstar Feng, Jake Shimabukuru, Gerald Ross with his excellent timing, there are quit some great artists in Brazil, like the Overdriver Duo.

    And just a nice song accompanied by ukulele and sort of organ by Mateus Lemos:

    #27553

    miztaken
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    Two favourites which bring tears to my eyes:
    “Paukauila” by Kalei Gamiao

    …and a brand new favourite:
    “Ain’t No Sunshine” a beautiful, heart breaking arrangement by Andrew! 🙂

    #27555

    jinajupiter
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    What is the story behind this carpet and the stunning few that I keep seeing with all this amazing various artists?

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    #28196

    mymgb1
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    I very much like Kalei Gamiao and Kimo Hussein. Kimo is quite nice teacher and gives so much of his time to explaining and demonstrating. James Hill is also a favorite

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