Performance: Ukulele Concert with Uke master Stuart Fuchs (aka “Stukulele”)
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:30 pm
FREE for Members / $5 for non-members
Ukulele virtuoso Stuart Fuchs (aka “Stukulele,” founder of the gypsy jazz band Babik) plays a mean (and happy) ukulele—both as a high-level instrumentalist and as an entertaining singer of jazz, folk, and original music. Fuchs will perform an unforgettable evening of jaw-dropping ukulele music, including his “stunt ukulele” antics. His performances showcase a wide range of musical styles, including Hawaiian, gypsy swing, Brazilian and flamenco, rockabilly blues, vaudevillian comedy, and even “serious” music like that of Bach. For this performance, Fuchs will be joined by Sarah Siri Kirtin Carlisle on the upright bass.
Fuchs’s musicality, singing, and showmanship are wonderfully heartwarming and push the limits of what is possible on this four-stringed instrument. In the hands of a virtuoso such as “Stukulele,” the tiny and humble ukulele’s possibilities for musical expression become larger than life. This ukulele (and guitar) concert is guaranteed to make your toes tap and keep you smiling all night long!
Fuchs has worked as a performing musician, teaching artist, and workshop facilitator for more than fifteen years. He has toured extensively with his gypsy jazz band Babik, performing in concert halls and at festivals, as well as collaborating on arrangements of Django Reinhardt’s music for symphony orchestra. For more than five years, Fuchs has worked as an Artist in Residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where he shares the healing nature of music and the creative process with patients, families, and hospital staff.
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