On the cover: Jake Shimabukuro. The most popular contemporary ukulele player has a COVID-delayed new album, Jake & Friends, featuring the virtuoso performing with an eclectic guest list including Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins, Ziggy Marley, Billy Strings, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, Jack Johnson, and many others. Sure to be an enormous hit!
Ukes on Hawaiian Shirts. A photo gallery of designs incorporating ukuleles.
Exclusive excerpt from Jim Beloff‘s forthcoming autobiography, UKEtopia: Adventures in the Ukulele World.
Gerald Ross. A profile of one of the premier jazz uke players.
Lessons: Fred Sokolow gives instruction on old-timey two-finger picking for uke; Jim D’Ville offers some interval training.
Hawaii-based luthier Steve Grimes.
Plus, songs to play, album and gear reviews, and more…