Co-sponsored by the Merry Muse at their other venue, the Artist's Shed, this is a concert by ukulele maestro AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands on cello.
The concert is entitled "In a Little Hula Heaven" and includes a presentation on the history of the ukulele. They recently played this concert at a festival in WA.
See under Files for some more info about the audio visual presentation that AJ is including in this concert.
The entrance fee will be the standard Merry Muse fees which are around $20 for non members and $15 for MFS members (see exact amount on their site).
URoC will play a support set for this concert from 7.30.
About AJ Leonard and Jenny Rowlands
Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia's pioneer ukulele players. Feted and respected in Hawaii, the spiritual home of the instrument, he is highly regarded to be among the best in the world. A.J. started playing ukulele nearly 40 years ago in Melbourne when “there were very few players in the whole of Australia”, learning specialist techniques and an appreciation of it’s true potential from a veteran of the ukulele hey-day of the 1920’s. AJ has released eight albums since 2009 and together with cellist Jenny Rowlands has performed and conducted workshops at major music festivals across Australia and the USA.
After attending the Victorian College of the Arts Jenny Rowlands continued her study of the classical cello overseas. A love of all types of music led to perform with such people as James Taylor, Paul Simon and Phil Collins. Her bands have included The Frantic Romantics, The Yarra Valley Trio, Free Reign, Anything Goes, A.J Leonard’s Tropical Lounge and Ozotica. This classical background combined with influences from jazz and pop produce a combination of sweet melody and great groove. Her cello, made by Australian luthier Warren Nolan-Fordham is the only cello in the world made from Huon pine.