SUNDAY JUNE 27TH 2021 at 2PM
“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer…” and join us for our Summer Workshop and Performance featuring Guest Artist and Instructor Eduardo Garcia!
Originally from Mexico, Eduardo has quickly become a Vancouver ukulele staple. Being both classically and traditionally trained, he was active in a wide range of music projects in Mexico, teaching, performing and writing music. Eduardo played several different traditional string instruments with ‘Amate’, a traditional mariachi band based in Guadalajara, that performed regularly inside and outside of Mexico. He also played the cello and arranged for the ‘Victor Manuel Medeles’ chamber orchestra. He was the founder/director of the Academia de Ukuleles de la Ribera (Lakeside Ukulele Academy) known for its work with local children in the community. Eduardo brings a gentle, unassuming, classical approach to music and the ukulele, an instrument now very close to his heart.
So we are delighted that he has agreed to be our Guest Artist for our Summer Event.
Starting at 2PM, Eduardo will perform two songs/instrumentals, immediately followed by his workshop: SON JAROCHO (FANDANGO):
Level: Beginners and beyond
With a passion for songwriting, Victoria Vox began writing songs when she was ten. She furthered her music education at the Berklee College of Music, as a vocal principle with an emphasis in Songwriting. A few years after graduating, Vox took up the ukulele. Her music style shifted to chanson tinged with jazz, which, over the years, has settled in nicely with her pop songwriting flair. With 10 albums under her belt (as an unsigned artist), Victoria continues to grow and hone her craft. She’s very personable on stage, though a bit shy at times, she’s goofy and engaging, and likes to make people laugh. But as soon as she opens her mouth to sing, the emotion and inspiration pour out of her melodic and cleverly written songs, and it becomes undeniable that she is genuine and full of heart.
On a lighter note, she also has perfected the Mouth-Trumpet which, to some, is considered a form of “beat-boxing”. Vox takes improvisational solos echoing the tones of trumpet genius, Chet Baker, solely with her voice. This odd and quirky talent, nonetheless, landed her on the Jay Leno Show (2009) and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (2015).
Her 10th album, Colorful Heart, is consistently eclectic, as her previous albums, however, a new sound is achieved in her songwriting. Anything is possible with a ukulele, and Victoria Vox is proof.
Victoria Vox : http://www.victoriavox.com