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jamarsmash
01-18-2009, 12:04 PM
Hello

I'm a real new ukulele player and was wondering if any one had some good information on San Francisco/bay area music events(jams, meet ups, get together, workshops,open mic etc..)

i do not have a car so am looking for thing in sf.

I have happened upon the sf folk club and they are cool. if any one has a list of events or beginner friendly sf events/people i would love to hear from them.

thank you for your time.

Jamar

Kanaka916
01-18-2009, 12:34 PM
Check the Regional Get Togethers (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21) section . . . the Bay Area folks and the San Jose group kanikapila often. Check out the latest thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8720) . . . Depending on your location, pretty sure something can be worked out in terms of transportation.

dinkadink
01-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Hello

I'm a real new ukulele player and was wondering if any one had some good information on San Francisco/bay area music events(jams, meet ups, get together, workshops,open mic etc..)

i do not have a car so am looking for thing in sf.

I have happened upon the sf folk club and they are cool. if any one has a list of events or beginner friendly sf events/people i would love to hear from them.

thank you for your time.

Jamar

Hey Jamar and Welcome to UU! You found the best Uke Forum in the wide world.

I'm Heather, we organize a lot of San Jose jams, and just did a SF meet up at Golden Gate Park yesterday. Would love to see you at one soon! The next one will be in San Jose, and is very accessible by CalTrain. Probably late February. I am working on the details. We have a ton of fun, and the more the merrier! Look for a thread soon! Nice to "meet" you! -Heather

IamRobbyah
01-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Welcome Jamar!

PM Russbuss for any kine needs. I'd say he's the uke ambassador of the bay (esp the City), so he's great for many things (ugh.....).

I frequent South City a lot (gf/surfing) and I've been meaning to hit the city boys up, so if u ever wanna hook up at the beach, just hit me up.

maybuhay!

_rob

russ_buss
01-19-2009, 06:50 PM
hi Jamar,

glad you asked. jjsdad and i have been discussing this for a while and i think we're close to organizing a 2x/month regular jam session thing at a restaurant in the sunset district. more info to come soon.

welcome to UU!
russell



so he's great for many things (ugh.....).

LOLz! told you not to tell anybody about that night.:rolleyes:

Fred Miu
01-19-2009, 07:08 PM
welcome brah! there for sure is all kinds of meet ups being brought up all the time. just keep checking up.



I frequent South City a lot (gf/surfing)
_rob

you surf rob?

i didnt know that. hit me up.

Specks
01-19-2009, 09:08 PM
this is awesome news!
ive been dying for a meet somewhere in the bay area but have had little time to search

What restaurant are you all planning on doing this at?

jamarsmash
01-20-2009, 07:38 AM
Very cool I would love have a regular thing going on in or near SF.

I work at a small hotel that has a nice back patio that could be used. The neighborhood is inbetween upper and lower Haight.

Also i have a friend that is organizing a ukulele workshop that i believe is free. it will be at the cafe international on haight street in San Francisco.

It will be next month sometime, if any one is interested i will get more information. The person putting it on is Richard Rice a groovy cat involved with the sf folk club.

thank you fro your time

Jamar

russ_buss
01-20-2009, 08:55 AM
this is awesome news!
ive been dying for a meet somewhere in the bay area but have had little time to search

What restaurant are you all planning on doing this at?

a place on Taraval towards sunset. i'll have more details once we seal the deal. should be fun!


Very cool I would love have a regular thing going on in or near SF.

I work at a small hotel that has a nice back patio that could be used. The neighborhood is inbetween upper and lower Haight.

Also i have a friend that is organizing a ukulele workshop that i believe is free. it will be at the cafe international on haight street in San Francisco.

It will be next month sometime, if any one is interested i will get more information. The person putting it on is Richard Rice a groovy cat involved with the sf folk club.

thank you fro your time

Jamar

cool Jamar, please keep us posted on the workshop. i'll let you know once we get this sunset jam organized.

see you guys soon, hopefully.

jamarsmash
01-20-2009, 04:38 PM
OK here is the information on the ukulele workshop.

It is a free work shop done by eric Sylvester at the international cafe on Haight and Filmore. it will be at 7pm on February 7th.

if any one is interested please come on down it should be fun.0

on a side note Richard rice is also trying to put together a regular ukulele jam he puts on the sf hootenanny. http://sfhootenanny.homestead.com/


and the sf folk club is a great resource for music things going on in the bay area.
http://www.sffmc.org/

ukulelemotion
01-21-2009, 08:15 AM
greetings from the chill island of san jose.. hahahaha.. thats kool that you guys are gonna do a jam more than once a month.. im planning on doing the same here in san jo since i have seen that there are a few people that wanna learn and jam.. plus.. i have another reason to go up to SF again.. haha..

IamRobbyah
01-21-2009, 12:44 PM
you surf rob?

i didnt know that. hit me up.

Yeah, I'll letchu know meng. My girl got me a board for Christmas (a Walden CD4) so I've been hittin the wave as much as I can. I was on a softop all last summer.

Needless to say, I'm still a noob -- I'm the guy cuttin right when everyone else is ridin left :( I'm just a humble guy lookin to have fun. I frequent Linda Mar and the jetty at Half Moon Bay. Lemme kno when u wanna go!

Sorry for the thread hijack... Carry on

1014
01-22-2009, 07:46 AM
i'm willing to dust off the 4/3mil, bodyboard and vipers, and then kanikapila after in the jetty parking lot... lmk

IamRobbyah
01-22-2009, 07:58 AM
i'm willing to dust off the 4/3mil, bodyboard and vipers, and then kanikapila after in the jetty parking lot... lmk

LOL! I dun think my hands would cooperate afterwards!

1014
01-22-2009, 12:35 PM
LOL! I dun think my hands would cooperate afterwards!

i never thought about it. :D

Geordie
12-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Been awhile since someone posted in this thread.
I'm a noob. looking to meet some Ukers in SF. I'd like to get some lessons from an SF Uke teacher. If you SF ukers know any. I'd be much obliged if you posted the info here.
Geordie

lochtessmonster
02-14-2010, 05:11 PM
bumping this thread up a little! I'm not exactly in the bay... tho we have enough ppl who live here who commute out there. Would love to get together with more ukers.. and if it's a weekend, totally up for the drive to the bay.

Nic966
02-20-2010, 11:46 AM
Yeah it's funny I live in the 650 but have never gone to a Bay Area jam. So I guess one is definitely overdue. So I'm anxiously waiting the next uke get together for the Bay (especially SF/Peninsula area)!

IamRobbyah
02-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Nick, I concur!! Ur pinoy, so I'm guessing ---- D.C. area? The bay needs a jam!

Nic966
02-26-2010, 09:30 AM
Well I'm from San Mateo, but I'm in Daly City all the time. Nothing to do in this sh*tty weather but play uke anyway!

(starts chant) bay jam, bay jam BAY JAM! ha awkward.

Elainede
03-02-2010, 06:09 AM
If you're ever in the North Bay (or simply want to take a drive up to the beautiful Napa Valley) you're alwasy welcome to join the Napa Valley Flea Jumpers (http://fleajumpers.wordpress.com). We generally meet on the last Sunday of the month. If you subscribe to our weblog (http://fleajumpers.wordpress.com/subscribe/)you'll get all the latest on where we'll be meeting ad other Northern California 'ukulele happenings. Everyone is welcome.....especially if you bring tastey pupus.....

And, don't forget the Wine Country 'UKulele Festival (http://www.winecountryukefest.com)coming up this September 11 & 12. Again, by subscribing (http://winecountryukefest.wordpress.com/subscribe/) you'll be sure to get all the latest info as it comes out.

Elaine
www.kani-ka-pila.com

mds725
03-05-2010, 09:25 AM
Here are a few other Bay Area resources:

1. Ukulele luthier Mike DaSilva holds basic level classes at his studio in Berkeley on the first and third Wednesday of each month ($10/class), and the Berkeley Ukulele Club holds meetings (which include a basic level class, group playing and a jam session) at the same location on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. For more information, visit http://www.ukemaker.com/ukeclub/

2. Hawai'ian ukulele master Saichi Kawahara teaches 8-week beginning and intermediate ukulele classes at his home near Candlestick Point in San Francisco. I've been taking his beginning class since January. New classes begin in April 2010. Through his classes, you can also connect with a large, Hawai'i-focused ukulele-playing community, as students are invited to participate in monthly workshops held in San Francisco, San Jose or El Cerrito. The next workshop is March 20 in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.kapalakiko.com/ and click on the "classes" link.