Welcome to the Tulsa Ukulele Club Website

Welcome to the Tulsa Ukulele Club website. We are a group of people of all ages who enjoy playing the ukulele. We welcome every level of player from beginner to professional. We play a wide variety of music, as diverse as our membership. Right now, if you come to one of our meetings you are going to hear a lot of old time standards, country, folk and blues, possibly some Gospel, but we are welcome to new influences.

While our emphasis is on ukuleles, we welcome other instruments too. Bring your harmonica or guitar and of course, a kazoo is always welcome.

We are a family oriented organization and encourage the entire family to attend, even the little guys, so long as they do not disrupt the meeting. Watch this site for special announcements for meetings when we will be offering free beginner's ukulele lessons.

We have been evaluating several alternative sites for our meetings. Watch the blog postings below for the latest meeting place. At this time (10-17) we are meeting in the lobby of the Cancer Center of America in the first Thursday, have an Open Mike Night and jam on the second Thursday at Burgundy Place and the other Thursdays are jams at Burgundy Place or some other location. Check the blog, the web page or contact us for latest plans.

Thank you for visiting our Blog. You will also find a lot of useful links for songs and instruction material in the Handy Links section on the right side of the page.

We also have a web page that contains a lot of the songs in our song book -- see https://sites.google.com/site/tulsaukuleleclub/

We also have a YouTube channel and a Facebook page ("Tulsa Uke Club").

Please contact us if you have any questions at tulsaukes@gmail.com.







Thursday, December 13, 2018

It has been several years since Captain, who founded this Blog, has passed on.  Before he died, he did not set up any alternate to manage the FaceBook club account (Tulsa Uke Club) and after trying to get a replacement as the account leader, we have given up.

One of the problems is that folks could not join the group since this required the authorization of the leader, now deceased.

Out new FaceBook page is "Tulsa Ukulele Club" and Rex is the person in charge.

For a while you will see both groups showing up in a search, but from now on, all the new material will be in the new group.

Monday, August 13, 2018

It is mid summer here in Tulsa and as usual it is pretty warm.  But that is not holding us back in terms of participation. 

We just completed an eight week program with the Tulsa School District to provide some entertainment to the 2 to 4 year old children in their CAP program for children living in conditions classified as poverty.  We played and sang the ABC, Twinkle, Twinkle and similar songs, getting them involved.  A lot of fun for us, and a nice break for the kids.

And we are now a routine act in the Olio portion of the Drunkard show at the Spotlight theater.

Our regular Thursday evening jams continue, most of the time at the Burgundy Place retirement village, we are continuing to give the residents and guests in the Cancer Center of America lobby some entertainment, and we are continuing our open mike nights and jams at the NYC Pizza shop.  Occasionally a retirement facility requests some entertainment and these special events help make our programs for the Tulsa ukulele world pretty busy.

Come and join us.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mark Baker Workshop

Mark Baker stopped by and delivered a great workshop on adding color to our playing and singing followed by a wonderful concert. Great playing and singing with a wonderful ukulele and top notch sound system Mark made the room a chamber of awesome sound.

He gave us many points to work on to bring us up to the next level of performing. I have intentions of implementing many of these points while we jam so it will be second nature to perform with them.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Long overdue update.

Wow we have neglected this blog.
We have been playing in the lobby of the Cancer Treatment Center (1st Thursday of the month).
We have been doing our club open mic at NYC Pizza (2nd Thursdays of the month). We have been jamming at Burgundy Place the remaining thursdays of the month. Unless special occasions arise.
As has happened tonight where we will be playing at The Broadmoor Retirement facility.

We've played the Olio at the Spotlight Theater a few times.
A few of us have played at the Coffee Bunker.
A few have played in Claremore at She Brews Coffee House.
A few have made several trips to Stillwater for Open Mic night.

Last summer a select group played multiple shows for the CAP preschool program in the Tulsa area and are preparing to do it again in the summer of 2018.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rex and I have been talking about our club and where it is and where it might be going and we decided on preparing a mission statement.  Here is our current effort



Ukulele Strumming on Route 66

Operated by Ralph Kelley (founder) and Rex Powell (music director) the 
Tulsa Ukulele Club brings the opportunity to those who wish to join the 
joy of ukulele playing.  We mostly gather to play ukuleles in a jam 
session setting but sometime venture out to perform. We have a monthly 
in house Open Mic Night for those who wish to play solo or duet (or more) 
arrangements.  Although our meetings aren't instructional we welcome and 
will assist any skill level. We welcome and encourage all skill levels to 
attend and grow.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

We had a nice small group for the sing-a-long at University Village 10-20-17.  This is a nice place to play and the residents are super nice.

Ralph


Friday, October 20, 2017

University Village Sing Along.

Tonight at University Village we will perform our sing along songs for the residents. Lyrics will be projected for the residents to be able to sing along.