“Ukestra” Workshops + Concert: Newcastle upon Tyne – Tues 3 July

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Ukestra

Tuesday 3 July 2018
The Cumberland Arms
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD

*** Venue Access Info ***

After 7 North American tours, “The Sum of The Parts”
Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart are finally visiting the UK!

~ from Newcastle, Australia ~
Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart

6:05 – 7:30 ~ Ukestra Workshop + Performance (Doors 6:00)

Through the power of Smokey Robinson’s “My Girl” and Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”, we will learn:

  • familiar riffs,
  • well-arranged (and restrained!) strumming
  • and the fundamentals that skill us up for how to solo
  • to create a “ukulele orchestra” performance.

Our aim is to get you, and your fellow uke players, into riffs and the pentatonics that will improve your technique and music theory knowledge.

  • The hard work is fun
  • the outcome is a group sound that gets beyond “hum’n’strum”.

8:00 – 8:50 ~ Feel and steal Workshop + Discussion (Doors 7:45)

Here we apply our new pentatonic skills to a bunch of different songs and genres (pop, folk, blues).

  • What does it feel like?
  • How does that new skill feel in the context of that song?
  • What feels best?
  • Even better, can you steal some ideas from other songs and riffs you dredged up from the deeper recesses of your memory.

Pre-requisites for both Workshops

  • Know the string names
  • Know these chords from the key of C: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am
  • Bring a ukulele tuned GCEA!

Who will benefit from attending?

  • Group members
  • Group leaders
  • Group music arrangers

9:10 – 9:40/10:00 ~ Concert: Mark Jackson & Jane Jelbart (Doors 9:00)

“We like to explore the emotional canvas with the uke, vocal harmony and other instruments, be they happy, sad, insightful or funny.

Over the last seven years we have grown to love and learn Americana tunes and the reserved way in which these are delivered.  We also enjoy introducing our own songs, making a pleasing mix of the familiar and the new.”

9:45/10:00 ~ Raffle

  • Prizes donated by Mark and Jane
  • Baritone Ukulele Hard Foam Case/Gig Bag
  • Ukulele art works
  • Ukulele accessories

Merchandise Stalls

There will be time to browse and shop during the Breaks and after the Raffle.

Riptide Baritone Ukulele Lightweight Hard Foam Cases: £25

  • Limited number available
  • To buy a case to collect on the night, pre-order and pay when purchasing your ticket
  • Or if there are any left, you can pay on the night

Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart aka “Jack’n’Jel”

Ukestration As An Approach To Music-Making And Teaching On The Ukulele

“Jack’n’Jel” are a dynamic, collaborative, flexible, fun and funny workshop and performance duo from Newcastle, Australia.

Workshops, Leadership and Publications

At home, Mark and Jane run 11 weekly ukestra/choir sessions, gaining an international reputation for their ukestra workshops: helping community ukulele groups to develop their musicianship and joy beyond hum n strum.

  • They were the first Australians to undertake the three years training (in Vancouver) in the James Hill Ukulele Initiative 
  • They are catalysts, organising professional development opportunities for uke leaders and teachers across Australia.

In May 2018 they released two books on:

Concerts and Recordings

In concert, “Jack’n’Jel” have been variously described as ‘mesmerising’, ‘funny’, and ‘a little brave’. They are a rare commodity:

  • performers who can teach
  • teachers who can perform

They have recently released their debut album, littered with the musical debris of their lives – uke, trumpet, guitar, piano, banjo, fine harmonies and the occasional contribution from a virtuosic friend or two.

Check out these workshop and review videos


Tickets

6:00  Ukestra Workshop                           £15
7:45  Feel & Steal Workshop                    £10
9:00  Concert     (Mark & Jane)                £5

*** DiscountBoth Workshops + Concert:  £20 ***

*** Group Booking: Minimum 3 Tickets: £15 each ***

  • GROUP BOOKING FOR CLUBS, GROUPS, etc.
  • Group Booking Tickets cover attendance at both workshops and concert.

There are NO BOOKING FEES for any of these tickets!

If you have any problems buying tickets on Ticketsource or have any questions about this event, please email info@ukes4fun.org.uk

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Hot Jazz and Blues with Del Rey and Adam Franklin! 6 June ’17 | @thecumby

Back by popular demand!

The Fabulous Del Rey returns to Newcastle on her 2017 UK Tour!

“Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills … it should not be overlooked that Del Rey always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour.”
Blues In Britain

“Del Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.”
Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“Del Rey is one of the most sublime modern guitarists.“
La Hora del Blues Barcelona

This time with the Amazing Adam Franklin!

“Britain’s best kept secret!”
Steve James, USA

“Like a cross between Robert Johnson and Joe Strummer!”
Two Rivers Folk Festival, Wales.

“Franklin’s exemplary resonator picking and slide playing demonstrates a dedication to the instrument that would be the envy of some of the legends he emulates”
Record Collector Magazine

“Adam knows enough about old-style blues to be worth listening to and is irreverent enough to be exciting.  He’s got the beat, you won’t be bored.” 
Del Rey, USA

Hot Jazz and Blues at The Cumberland Arms

James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

1. Ukulele Workshop: Hot Jazz Rhythm Picking

Adam Franklin is a fantastic tutor, as anyone who has attended his Workshop on “Hot Jazz Rhythm Picking for Ukulele” will testify!

  • In this workshop you will learn some easily remembered picking patterns and how to use them to provide a solid rhythmic foundation to ANY song in ANY style – not just “hot jazz”!
  • Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you will find this technique a very useful tool to add that “extra something” to sing-alongs and jams!
  • Chord charts and Finger-Picking Tabs for “Dr Jazz” will be provided – leave a comment on this post if you have booked a place and would like copies in advance!

2. Guitar Workshop: Moving Bass Lines

After Del Rey’s last performance, guitarists in the audience asked her if she could come back to run a Guitar Workshop. So that is what Del is going to do for us this time, focussing on “Moving Bass Lines”!

  • Want to play like a pianist? Walking and boogie-woogie bass lines for fingerstyle guitar! Learn the positions where you can find both chords and  moving bass.
  • Intermediate-Advanced Level.  Standard tuning. Recording permitted.
  • Skills Needed:
    • You will need to be comfortable holding partial chords while moving a bass line, and with switching fingers to maintain a position.
    • No barre chords involved.
  • Who will benefit from this Workshop:
    • Any guitarist with these skills who would like to expand their sound in blues and jazz will learn useful vocabulary and ways of using chords they already know.
    • Fingerpickers and players with good fret-hand strength will get the most benefit.

3. Hot Jazz and Blues Concert

Del Rey and Adam Franklin Resonate! Jazz and Blues Duets, swapping instruments and vocals!

 

Hot Jazz and Blues Evening

Del and Adam often run workshops and perform together in the South of England when Del is in the UK.  We are so pleased to bring them up to the North East to run Guitar and Ukulele Workshops and perform for us in concert!

Timings

6:00 – 6:05 Doors Ukulele Workshop (Max. attendance 30)

6:05 – 6:55 Ukulele Workshop – Adam Franklin

7:00 – 7:15 Doors Guitar Workshop (Max. attendance 30)

7:15 – 8:15 Guitar Workshop – Del Rey

8:30 – 8:45 Doors Concert

8:45 – 9:45 Concert (Del Rey and Adam Franklin

10:30 – 10:45 RAFFLE

10:15 / 10:30 – END

 


Tickets – NO Booking Fees!

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/ELFDJJ

Prices:

  • £10: Concert OR One Workshop (Guitar or Ukulele)
  • £20: Concert + One Workshop (Guitar or Ukulele)
  • £30: Concert +  Both Workshops

Venue:

The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker/Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

Access:

  • The Workshops and Concert are in the upstairs Function Room.
  • There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp.
  • The toilets are on the Ground Floor and are not officially wheelchair accessible.
  • The Public Bar is on the Ground Floor.

Notes:

  • There are separate admission times for each event.
  • If you are attending the Ukulele Workshop and then the Concert, you will be able to relax in the Music Room or Saloon Bar downstairs while the Guitar Workshop is running upstairs.
  • Refreshments are not included in the Ticket Price.

Links:

Del Rey: http://delreyplays.com
Adam Franklin: http://www.adamfranklinblues.com
The Cumberland Arms: http://www.thecumberlandarms.co.uk
This Event on Facebook:  Hot Jazz and Blues Evening with Del Rey and Adam Franklin 

Video Playlists:

YouTube Playlist: Del Rey (Ukulele) Plays and Teaches Ukulele

YouTube Playlist: Del Rey (Guitar) Plays and Teaches Guitar

YouTube Playlist: Del Rey and Adam Franklin

YouTube Playlist: Adam Franklin (Ukulele) Plays and Teaches Ukulele

Print-friendly Poster and Fliers!

 

There are links to download PDF file versions for printing below.

Put them on your fridge, your noticeboard, etc. or pass on to friends who might be interested in coming along!

PDF file A4 poster: Hot Jazz and blues poster – A4

PDF file A5 flier x 2: Hot Jazz and blues poster 1/2 size x 2

PDF file A6 flier x 4: Hot Jazz and blues poster 1/4 size x 4

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TicketSource referral link (if you sell tickets and use this link to sign up to Ticket Source then we get a “referral reward” from Ticket Source): www.ticketsource.co.uk/signup/8262

 

Hot Jazz and Blues with Del Rey and Adam Franklin! 6 June ’17 @thecumby

Back by popular demand! 

The Fabulous Del Rey returns to Newcastle on her 2017 UK Tour!

This time with the Amazing Adam Franklin!

Hot Jazz and Blues at The Cumberland Arms

James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

1. Ukulele Workshop: Hot Jazz Rhythm Picking

Adam Franklin is a fantastic tutor, as anyone who has attended his Workshop on “Hot Jazz Rhythm Picking for Ukulele” will testify!

  • In this workshop you will learn some easily remembered picking patterns and how to use them to provide a solid rhythmic foundation to ANY song in ANY style – not just “hot jazz”!
  • Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player, you will find this technique a very useful tool to add that “extra something” to sing-alongs and jams!

2. Guitar Workshop: Moving Bass Lines

After Del Rey’s last performance, guitarists in the audience asked her if she could come back to run a Guitar Workshop. So that is what Del is going to do for us this time, focussing on “Moving Bass Lines”!

  • Want to play like a pianist? Walking and boogie-woogie bass lines for fingerstyle guitar! Learn the positions where you can find both chords and  moving bass.
  • Intermediate-Advanced Level.  Standard tuning. Recording permitted.

3. Hot Jazz and Blues Concert

Del Rey and Adam Franklin Resonate! Jazz and Blues Duets!

Hot Jazz and Blues Evening

Del and Adam often run workshops and perform together in the South of England when Del is in the UK.  We are so pleased to bring them up to the North East to run Guitar and Ukulele Workshops and perform for us in concert!

Timings – Updated 5 May!

6:00 – 6:05 Doors Ukulele Workshop (Max. attendance 30)

6:05 – 6:55 Ukulele Workshop – Adam Franklin

7:00 – 7:15 Doors Guitar Workshop (Max. attendance 30)

7:15 – 8:15 Guitar Workshop – Del Rey

8:30 – 8:45 Doors Concert

8:45 – 9:45 Concert (Del Rey and Adam Franklin

10:30 – 10:45 RAFFLE

10:15 / 10:30 – END

Timings updated on 5 May as follows:

Ukulele Workshop: now 50 mins (was 30 mins)

Concert: now one set of 60 mins (was two sets with a break)

Event ends at 10:15 / 10:30 (was 10:45)


Tickets – NO Booking Fees!

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/ELFDJJ

There are four tickets to choose from.

1. Concert + Both Workshops (Guitar and Ukulele):  £30

2. Concert + Guitar Workshop: £20

3. Concert + Ukulele Workshop: £20

4. Concert Only (does NOT include Workshop Attendance): £10

Venue:

The Cumberland Arms
James Place Street
Byker/Ouseburn Valley
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 1LD

Access:

  • The Workshops and Concert are in the upstairs Function Room.
  • There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp.
  • The toilets are on the Ground Floor and are not officially wheelchair accessible.
  • The Public Bar is on the Ground Floor.

Notes:

  • There are separate admission times for each event.
  • If you are attending the Ukulele Workshop and then the Concert, you will be able to relax in the Music Room or Saloon Bar downstairs while the Guitar Workshop is running upstairs.
  • Refreshments are not included in the Ticket Price.

Links:

Del Rey: http://delreyplays.com
Adam Franklin: http://www.adamfranklinblues.com
The Cumberland Arms: http://www.thecumberlandarms.co.uk

This Event on Facebook:  Hot Jazz and Blues Evening with Del Rey and Adam Franklin 

TicketSource referral link (if you sell tickets and use this link to sign up to Ticket Source then we get a “referral reward” from Ticket Source): www.ticketsource.co.uk/signup/8262

UPDATE: Print-friendly Poster and Fliers!

Many thanks to Aaron Tucker for producing these lovely posters! There are links to download PDF file versions for printing below.

Put them on your fridge, your noticeboard, etc. or pass on to friends who might be interested in coming along!

PDF file A4 poster: Hot Jazz and blues poster

PDF file A5 flier x 2: Hot Jazz and blues poster x 2

PDF file A6 flier x 4: Hot Jazz and blues poster x 4