On the Cover

Taimane Gardner: Hawaiian prodigy expands uke horizons.

Focus: Hawaii and the Roots of Ukulele

  • The Four K’s: An overview of the major Hawaiian uke builders.
  • Five up-and-coming Hawaiian ukers.
  • Five classic Hawaiian albums.

Features and Departments

  • Mario Maccaferri: Maker of popular plastic Islander ukes from the 1950s.
  • Photo Essay: The West Coast Ukulele Retreat.
  • Preview of the Yasui Ukulele Concerto.
  • Why I Uke: John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band.
  • Gods of Uke: Lyle Ritz, influential jazz uke player.
  • Mixed Media: Kimo Hussey, Bryan Tolentino & Herb Ohta Jr., Gerald Ross.
  • Gear Reviews: KoAloha Naupaka Soprano and Tenor, Ohana OBU-22 Uke Bass, Deering Goodtime Banjo Uke.

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by May 29, 2015
  • Advertising materials due by June 5, 2015
  • Issue on sale July 21, 2015

**for more information, please contact Cindi Kazarian