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Kenny Endo 40th Anniversary Tour

I'm honored to be joining taiko master Kenny Endo's 40th Anniversary Tour. We have performances in the Big Island of Hawaii, Los Angeles, then performances from Massachusetts to Illinois and everything in between. Visit kennyendo.com to see if we'll be performing in a city near you.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
Aratani Theater
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/event-kenny-endo/

Kenny Endo (taiko), Kaoru Watanabe (fue, taiko), Derek Nakamoto (piano),
Shoko Hikage (koto), Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (drums, vibraphone, ukulele)

Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies


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After two years in the making, Abe's ukulele instructional book is finally available for purchase! Jazz Ukulele: Comping, Soloing, Chord Melodies is published by Hal Leonard and is a Berklee Press publication, the only publisher of music instruction books based on the renowned Berklee College of Music teaching methods and curriculum. Abe attended Berklee as a drum set principal studying Music Education and jazz, yet it was there where he started playing the ukulele, learning and jamming on a borrowed ukulele from friend and colleague Randy Wong.

Pick up a copy today and learn Abe's own unique approach to jazz ukulele. Special thanks to Jonathan Feist, Benny Chong, Daniel Ho, Aldrine Guerrero, Kalei Gamiao, Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Robert Perez, Khris Kempis, and Ric Ickard.

Philippine and Thailand Ukulele Festivals

Thailand Ukulele Festival 4 artists in front of Ayutthaya City, Thailand

Abe just returned from a two week tour in Asia as a headlining artist for the 2nd Philippine Ukulele Festival and the 4th Thailand Ukulele Festival. The Philippine Ukulele Festival concerts took place at the Gateway Mall in Quezon City and at the Hard Rock Cafe in Makati, while the Thailand Ukulele Festival took place over two days outside the Central World Shopping Mall in Bangkok. These events were truly international gatherings with artists coming from the United States/Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Canada. Special thanks to Asada Atornphatai and everyone at Team Ribbee, and Leon and Cat Lagrama and everyone at Ukulele Philippines for making it all possible.

"Rhythm & Uke" Now Available

Personnel: Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (ukulele, drums), Hamilton Price (bass)

Four years have passed since Abe released his last project but the time has finally come and his new album, "Rhythm & Uke" is now available. Released on Pass Out Records, the album features five songs with a rhythm section and five solo ukulele pieces. The "Rhythm & Uke" CD Release Tour just concluded with California performances in San Diego, Huntington Beach, Turlock, Roseville, Berkeley, and concluded with a special performance in Bellevue, WA. CLICK HERE to purchase your copy now!