Past Meetup

Ukulele Workshop & Concert with Jumpin' Jim Beloff & Liz Beloff!

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The Rhythm Inlet

2301 Tamiami Trail North · Nokomis, FL

How to find us

We're on the west side of Tamiami Trail, in with The Breakfast Cottage, Silent Sports Kayaks, and On Board Paddle. Turn onto Lychee Rd to access parking lot. We're in the back, can't miss us.

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Yup, they're here! The authors of what we all refer to as your "Yellow Book" & "Blue Book", titled The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living & The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition, two of the biggest & best-selling ukulele songbooks ever published.

Workshop: 3-5pm
Concert: 7pm

For those who know a handful of chords & a basic up-down strum, here’s a chance to take your skills to a new level.

A dozen or so well-known songs will be played while learning more chords, new fingerings, new strums, a picking pattern, transposing on the fly, & performance tips & techniques along the way.

All music will be from the Jumpin’ Jim’s books arranged by Jim Beloff, Lyle Ritz, Fred Sokolow, Tony Mizen & James Hill. If you have the books, please bring them.

Jim told us in an email, "It's my favorite workshop to give & encompasses pretty much all of my best tips & techniques. Each of the dozen songs we go through has multiple teachable moments."

As performers, Jim & Liz Beloff have become known for their breezy, close harmonies on standards & Jim’s original songs. They perform together regularly throughout the USA, playing their family-made Fluke, Flea & Firefly Ukuleles. They've also toured Japan, Australia & Canada, & believe in their company’s motto, "Uke Can Change the World."

Refreshments will be served.

About Jim & Liz
Finding a ukulele at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market in 1992 inspired Liz & Jim Beloff to start Flea Market Music, Inc., publisher of the popular Jumpin’ Jim’s ukulele songbooks. Sold worldwide, the series includes The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living & The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition, two of the biggest & best-selling ukulele songbooks ever published.

Jim Beloff is the author of The Ukulele: A Visual History (Backbeat Books), producer of Legends of Ukulele, a CD compilation for Rhino Records, & has made 3 how-to-play DVDs for Homespun. Jim is also an active songwriter. His 2014 two-CD set, Dreams I Left In Pockets, features 33 songs he wrote or co-wrote with uke legends Herb “Ohta-san” Ohta & Lyle Ritz.

In 1999, Jim composed & premiered “Uke Can’t Be Serious,” a concerto for solo ukulele & symphony orchestra. The piece has been performed many times, most recently in 2016 with the Choate School orchestra in Germany & Austria, also with the Michigan Philharmonic. In 2017, Jim premiered a new work entitled “The Dovetale” commissioned & performed by the Wallingford (CT) Symphony Orchestra.

Liz Maihock Beloff, with a background in film & television graphics, designs the covers & art-directs all of Flea Market Music’s songbooks, CDs & DVDs. She's also a talented singer who, before teaming up with Jim, sang with a cappella groups in college & New York City.

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WORKSHOP: $25 in advance; $30 day of
CONCERT: $15 in advance; $20 the day of
BOTH Workshop & Concert: $35 in advance; $40 day of