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Piecomics
10-30-2015, 08:54 AM
Just curious, most of the people I hear tend to play tenors... The only soprano player I know who definitely is a soprano player (I hope I'm right) is john King.

I've been playing the tenor but lately have been enjoying the sound of the soprano, curious who else I should check out?

janeray1940
10-30-2015, 09:01 AM
Herb Ohta Sr. (Ohta-San, not junior) plays a Martin soprano.

Rodney.
10-30-2015, 10:13 AM
Ohta-San the Great, I turn into zen-mode when he speaks, and into admire-mode when he plays.

Tootler
10-30-2015, 11:55 AM
George Formby, Phil Doleman

brimmer
10-30-2015, 12:01 PM
John King and Ohta-san. And Roy Smeck. Actually John King played concert sized ukes too.

Of the youtube players, there's zaza and a great player named George Elmes.

NewKid
10-30-2015, 01:13 PM
AJ Leonard #1. Steve Martin on the beach in "The Jerk" #2 (although that was the great Lyle Ritz playing)

Then there was a great player here on UU called EugeneUkulele who is still pretty awesome.

Sanfe
10-30-2015, 07:52 PM
and a great player named George Elmes.
I've been admiring this kid for a while. WTH. His covers are played with precision and his originals are beautiful too.

Ukulele Eddie
10-31-2015, 02:44 AM
John King and Ohta-san. And Roy Smeck. Actually John King played concert sized ukes too.

Of the youtube players, there's zaza and a great player named George Elmes.

Elmes is amazing. So thankful that somebody is still rockin' a soprano like the kings of old. I attended a Jake Shimabukuro concert this week (Malibu, Thursday night). After the show, Jake greeted all the attendees in the lobby. I asked him to please consider making a soprano album and a baritone album before retiring. He said he'd add it to the bucket list, LOL.

Sanfe
10-31-2015, 04:19 AM
I attended a Jake Shimabukuro concert this week (Malibu, Thursday night).
Wow, really? Man, I'm so out of the loop, I missed that. My wife would have loved to have gone. We first bumped into Jake like 10 years ago at NAMM.

phil_doleman
11-01-2015, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the mention, Tootler! George Elmes and Remco (Ukulelezaza) are indeed brilliant, as is Chris Hough (from Ukulele Uff and Lonesome Dave).
In fact, there's a great video of Remco and Chris together, but it's on Facebook.