Monday, May 23, 2011

Wayne Federman to rock Uke Fest of Great Britain

Wayne Federman was playing ukulele back when you were in short pants. In the 80s, before it was cool and popular, when it was sure to even get a fella un-laid, Wayne was plinking and plunking the strings of the uke, doing his part to build and assist the renaissance the ukulele is celebrating today in good ol' 2011.

Wayne is a comedian, writer, author and actor here in NYC. You've heard and seen him on damn near everything, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Shandler Show and Jimmy Fallon. Now, he's headed out to the UK to melt faces in the Ukelele Festival of Great Britain. Be sure to catch him live on the main stage, if you are there on June 17th and 18th.

To see a little more Wayne, watch this hilarious video highlighting his history in comedy:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Amanda Palmer Arrested in Amsterdam

Smoking pot -- totally ok. Playing ukulele in public? An offense that will get you arrested. Complain about the USA if you want to, I often do, but at least we don't typically arrest street ukulele performers.

In America, we do it the other way around -- arrest pot smokers and applaud ukulele performers. I have heard stories of street performers getting fines in the US, which is deplorable, but never arrested.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I love these old timey uke images from the 30s, 40s and maybe even earlier. Check out this cool site!

Also, if you are in Avalon, NJ this summer, you can enjoy ukulele lessons on the beach.

Happy uke-ing...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Like Peanut Butter and Jelly, Like Ukuleles and....Math?

This video was shot probably over a year ago with my friend SOCE and myself
but just came out a few days ago. I look a little hung over or something in
it, but I'm starting to realize that's just how my face looks.

Go pink flying V ukulele! And...math!?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hi, I'm Jessica Delfino, a musician in NYC who loves to play the ukulele and other instruments (see me photographed on stage in NYC with my flying V ukulele, above).

I started this blog as a dedication to ukulele lovers in New York City (aka New Uke City) and beyond, with a nod to the more unusual players out there. Please send in photos and videos of you playing your ukulele, tabs and check back here regularly to join in the fun.