Uke jams now every week

The first Comox Valley Ukulele Jam took place on March 29 at Joe’s Garage – with an amazing turnout

RICHARD THOMPSON AND ANELA Kahiamoe entertained at last week's Ukulele Jam. There's another one this Thursday at Joe's.

RICHARD THOMPSON AND ANELA Kahiamoe entertained at last week's Ukulele Jam. There's another one this Thursday at Joe's.

What a night it was!  The first  Comox Valley Ukulele Jam took place on March 29  at Joe’s Garage – with an amazing turnout.  Ages ranged from 83 to 17,  all levels of experience – the place was packed.

Jam hosts Richard Thompson and Anela Kahiamoe  were thrilled by the level of support the jam received  and want to get the word out that this will be a weekly event.  The jams  follow an established format which starts the evening off with a learning session.  One of the hosts plays a song simple enough for beginners to play, everyone is encouraged to play along to the best of their ability, and because the ukulele is a “singalong” instrument there’s no excuse for anyone not to participate in some fashion, a spokesperson said.

After a short break, those brave souls who have signed up to perform hit the stage and do their thing.  The first night there were two solo performances and one trio – great fun!

If you already play the ukulele, or have had a hankering to play, come on down to Joe’s on Thursday night for an evening of music and great company.  The kitchen opens at 6 p.m. for dinner, so grab your partner and your ukulele and make a night of it. The Jam starts at 8 which gives you plenty of time to eat, mingle and get ready for a great time.

For more information call 250-338-0365 or e-mail Richard at rich60@rogers.com.