What we're about

We're a meetup for ukulele players and those who wish to be.

A typical meetup starts with a themed playalong (with aids for beginners), and ends with a jam (with chances to bring your favorites or show what you've been working on). All ages and skill levels welcome and nurtured.

My mother told me to "go out and play!", so that's what we do; generally we'll play in a semi-public place (park or restaurant), adding a unique social aspect not present in home-centered groups.

Take this link to get to our songsheet files: http://tinyurl.com/MUJ-Official-Files

And this one to our YouTube channel, with tutorial videos for each song: http://youtube.com/MorristownUkeJam

If you like the online social scene (WARNING, we only post intermittently), you can also find us:

-- on Facebook (as MorristownUkeJam)

-- on Twitter (as MorristownUkeJam)

-- and on Instagram (as MorristownUke).

Hope you come out and play with us soon!

Upcoming events (5+)

Creamery Jam (ongoing; no RSVP) - COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

South Street Creamery

Our winter non-first Wednesdays are filled with WARMTH (inside), sweetness and music as we meet in the sweetest spot in Morristown, the South Street Creamery. Come play, sing, nosh, kibitz and warm your body and your heart. Standard jams like we've been doing for 7 years now (count 'em!), but we're starting a brand new tradition of jamming INSIDE (in our beloved Creamery) on the off-Wednesdays during the cold season; then we'll be back on the Green in spring. So come out in the cold and warm your soul with music! COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

Creamery Jam (ongoing; no RSVP) - COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

South Street Creamery

Our winter non-first Wednesdays are filled with WARMTH (inside), sweetness and music as we meet in the sweetest spot in Morristown, the South Street Creamery. Come play, sing, nosh, kibitz and warm your body and your heart. Standard jams like we've been doing for 7 years now (count 'em!), but we're starting a brand new tradition of jamming INSIDE (in our beloved Creamery) on the off-Wednesdays during the cold season; then we'll be back on the Green in spring. So come out in the cold and warm your soul with music! COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

1st annual Groundhog Jam - COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

Here’s a traditional MUJ event most of you probably haven’t heard of. That’s because… I haven’t started it yet. So BE THERE for our inaugural GROUNDHOG JAM this Feb 2nd (of course)! (For those who have been around for a while, I’m hoping this will become a MUJ tradition along the lines of Somethin’ de Mayo.) I’ve actually been celebrating Groundhog Day for… about 40 years. So 5 years ago, when Feb 2nd also became the official “World Play Your Ukulele Day” (NO, I’m not kidding), I wasn’t surprised. And what could be more appropriate than to mix two of my favorite celebrations into one and have you all over to PAR-TAY! CULTURAL APPROPRIATION DISCLAIMER: -- On this day we’re likely to call each other “pigs” or “hogs”. Those comments will always be intended in a sincerely complimentary way. -- We’ll also invite you to share every “dirty” song you know. I expect all of these dirty songs to be family friendly. (Think “Dirty Deeds”, “Dust in the Wind”, “Heaven is a Place on Earth”.) -- We will of course be eating various versions of ground hog. -- And we’ll be drinking… well, that’ll be Woodchuck Cider, I suppose. -- Together with whatever else we want to eat, drink, play and call each other. Hey, if we can’t act like dirty pigs on Groundhog Day (in the best possible sense of those words)… whatever. SO HOW DO WE DO THIS? • Start by coming to my house. Yup, Casa Marco, in Denville; last house on the left before you drive into the river. You’ll need to park on the road, so please help me be a good neighbor. • The plan is music, chat, music, food, music, drinks, music, maybe fall in the river, more music. • At some point (probably about 4 pm) I’ll have a dinner of ground hog (sausage), groundhog food (salad) and Woodchuck (cider). • NO OBLIGATIONS - just come if you can. But if you’d like to contribute eatables, I’d encourage any of the following: - Snacks of any kind - Drinks of any kind (other than Woodchuck) - Desserts of any kind - Bonus points if you (even remotely) follow the ground / hog theme •I've ordered an exceptional evening of weather. If it comes through, we might play outside for a bit... so bring warm but comfortable clothes. • Other things to bring: - ukulele - music to share for playalongs or to play for us - media devices (tablets) to access my wifi, so that everybody with a tablet has access to our entire library of songs - music stand if you like (I already have 5 and there’ll be lots of sharing) - eatables or drinkables to share (if you want) - friend (must be willing to sing or clap; ukulele experience a bonus) That’s it! Now COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

Let's play THAT for a change! - COME OUT AND PLAY!!!

South Street Creamery

I’ll provide a link to the songbook here when it’s ready: tbd So last year we played THIS songbook; now we’ll finally get to THAT one. We’ll follow our usual agenda, with a playalong to THAT SONGBOOK (linked above) followed by a round-robin style jam. Bring a song to play for us or lead us in playing with you, your choice. We promise to be a generous and encouraging audience. Bonus points for following “That” theme (and of course “Those” count as well), but as always YOU call the shots when you’re up. Any song you want to bring will be highly celebrated. Have fun prepping or DON’T prep at all, but COME OUT AND PLAY!!! I encourage you to arrive hungry and thirsty and to generously patronize the Creamery, which has a full menu of food and drink. I’ll arrive at least 30 minutes early to have dinner and to assist anyone who’d like some help on the songs for the night. THAT SONGBOOK songs: - Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels - Jim Croce) - That Love (Shaggy) - That Thing You Do (The Wonders) - That’ll Be The Day (Buddy Holly & The Crickets) - That’s All (Genesis) - That’s All Right (mama - Elvis Presley) - That’s Amore (Dean Martin) - That’s Life (Frank Sinatra) - That’s Where I Belong (Alan Jackson) - That’s Where I Belong (Paul Simon) - (that’s) What I Like About You (The Romantics) DISCLAIMER: The song list should never be considered final until the songbook is published. In fact, it has ONE SONG TOO MANY - so one of these will be cut.

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