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I do shows that feature vintage and popular music, add some spice with my original tunes, share humorous stories and encourage audience participation. I entertain for audiences big and small, play house and ukulele concerts and am proud to be endorsed by The Ko'olau Ukulele Company in Hawaii. I also lead the ukulele group, The CC Strummers in Culver City, California and teach Ukulele For Beginners.

seniors

I love seniors! That's all there is to it. I will go to where you are and we'll do the songs you remember and love. I encourage snappin', clappin', singin' and dancin' along. My shows will perk you up and give us all a second wind to make it through the day. Music does that! I know hundreds of songs so all my shows are different. And "have I got funny stories for ya! I promise not to bore ya" because laughter is big medicine too. My senior shows run from 45 minutes to one hour (although other arrangements can be made).

parties events and concerts
new years eve 2007

I have been entertaining audiences over half my life and the great standards of the American Songbook are part of my DNA -- songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rogers and Hart and Hammerstein, sung by Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald. My shows include this splendid music, along with some funky rock n' roll, tunes from the fifties and sixties, sing-a-longs, comedy, country, holiday music and my own humorous ditties. I am the whole band, by the way, accompanying myself on both keyboards and ukulele. But not at the same time. I share amusing stories and anecdotes about songs and the hilarious things I observe in my daily life. I'm real big on audience participation because we are all in this together, right? So you can expect lots of good music and fun and I personalize the show especially for your group or special event. House concerts feature my own eclectic blend of original songs, from the comedic to the sublime. I have three albums of my own tunes to draw from and share with you in the warm, intimate setting of your living room. Get ready for some lovely music, funny stories and a rollicking good time.

everything ukulele

I love the ukulele and present concerts that feature my fun original tunes along with great ukulele-ready vintage songs. It's all about the music AND entertainment. I can't help myself -- I go serious, then goofy. I have lots of humorous stories for you, play some hot licks on the uke, sing very low (I've got that "smoky voice" thing happening) and lead the sing-a-longs. Life is short so grab some happy when you can.