NJ Uke Fest: Check your inhibitions at the door…

HEY, THAT'S MY STRING! The One Uke Wonders perform at the 2019 NJ Uke Fest. (L-R) Beth Bachmann, U.F.O. (Unidentified Fretting Object), Danny Vento, Mike Sagurton and Bob Kammer. Photo by Susan D'Alessandro
1

 

Audience participation is central to a ukulele festival. Here are a few examples from last weekend’s Seventh Annual New Jersey Uke Fest.

The One Uke Wonders, covering the Waffle Stompers, covering Walk Off the Earth, covering Pentatonix, covering Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know.’  Next year, these vagabonds from the Morristown Uke Jam hope they can afford more instruments:

The Morristown Uke Jam strikes again, with a uke-estral arrangement of ‘Habanera’ from the opera ‘Carmen’ (or was it from Bugs Bunny?):

Professional ukesters (yes, Major League Ukulele is for real) lead rank amateurs in a sing-along on the Morristown Green. Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Rachel Manke and Christopher Davis-Shannon strike up the band. Watch for Manke’s plastic cup solo:

MORE FROM THE 2019 NJ UKE FEST

If you’ve read this far… you clearly value your local news. Now we need your help to keep producing the local coverage you depend on! More people are reading Morristown Green than ever. But costs keep rising. Reporting the news takes time, money and hard work. We do it because we, like you, believe an informed citizenry is vital to a healthy community.

So please, CONTRIBUTE to MG or become a monthly SUBSCRIBER. ADVERTISE on Morristown Green. LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and SIGN UP for our newsletter.

[interactive_copyright_notice float='left']
[icopyright_horizontal_toolbar float='right']

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY