Guest Artists

Several time a year, the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective is able to host touring ukulele Musicians and Instructors. These concerts and workshops are always entertaining and educational, covering topics from A-Z.

We have been extremely honored to have hosted the artists on this page. We hope they will all come back again someday!

Ukulele Abe

Abe Deshotel, aka Ukulele Abe, amplifies the experiences of life with his ukulele. Seeing and feeling positivity in the world around him, he captures this essence in his songwriting.

Appearance Dates:
05/03/2019

Amber Rozel has been teaching musicians of all ages for over 20 years. She has been making the magic happen on ukulele for 5 years and recently  received the coveted Level 3 Teachers Certificate from the JHUI program.

Appearance Dates:
04/21/2017, 05/03/2019, 04/24/2020
Ben Carr

Multi-instrumentalist Ben Carr is a Southern Vermont based musician and educator.  He approach to the 'ukulele is an unique one -- using intricate strum patterns, fingerpicking, percussive tones, looped beats/riffs, and harmonic textures.

Appearance Dates:
04/21/2017, 02/16/2019
Christopher Davis-Shannon

Christopher Davis-Shannon's music is the essence of honest simplicity.

Appearance Dates:
05/03/2019
Colin Coleman

Ukulele player by heart, Photographer by trade.

Appearance Dates:
09/11/2014, 03/22/2015
Craig Chee

Wanting to bring something to share on the mainland, Craig Chee chose to focus on the ukulele before leaving Hawai’i for college.

Appearance Dates:
09/11/2014, 04/20/2018, 05/03/2019
"Cool Hand Uke" Dan Scanlan

In 1961 Dan Scanlan and several of his friends learned to play guitar. Scanlan was fond of the glissandolations perpetrated by banjo players at the local pizza joint, so he also learned the ukulele, an instrument he toyed with as a child.

Appearance Dates:
10/07/2015
Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Danielle Ate the Sandwich is the stage name of nationally-recognized independent folk musician and songwriter, Danielle Anderson.

Appearance Dates:
06/17/2014, 06/14/2015, 09/28/2016, 04/20/2018

Gerald Ross is comfortable with just about every type of "roots" music there is, from western swing, bluegrass, Hawaiian, blues, jug band music, jazz standards, Tin Pan Alley, New Orleans rhythms to boogie-woogie, and he plays it all on ukulele, l

Appearance Dates:
04/16/2016
Gracie Terzian

Ted Gioia, jazz critic and author of History of Jazz, calls her “a genuine talent” and ICON Magazine says “she’s a beguiling singer and modern song stylist with an astute sense of swing.” 

Appearance Dates:
04/21/2017
Jim D'Ville

Jim D'Ville is a music educator and facilitator who is on a mission to get ukulele players off the paper and playing music by ear.

Appearance Dates:
10/18/2015, 04/20/2018

Lil Rev grew up in Milwaukee, WI where he still resides today. Growing up in the shadows of American Motors Corp, Briggs N Stratton, and A.O. Smith, he was inspired by the sights and sounds of an industrial powerhouse in flux.

Appearance Dates:
11/14/2013, 11/03/2014, 11/17/2016, 04/21/2017, 07/08/2018

With an urge to explore new and old sounds, Milo Fultz strives to work with as many styles and personalities as he can.

Appearance Dates:
05/03/2019, 04/24/2020

Mim

Mim is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get!

Appearance Dates:
04/16/2016, 04/21/2017, 04/20/2018, 05/03/2019, 04/24/2020
Paul Hemmings

Viewing music through a wide-angle lens, Paul Hemmings utilizes the unassuming ukulele to fuse together elements of modern jazz, free improvisation, and American roots music into a signature sound that has been called “bold, beautiful, and full of

Appearance Dates:
04/16/2016

Rachel began playing the uke in 1999, in preparation of Y2K, when we were all supposed to become nomads following a complete technology meltdown. Well, alright, that was silly.  Still, it turned out to be a good decision. 

Appearance Dates:
04/15/2016, 04/21/2017

Rotem Sivan is taking the NYC scene by storm. Described by DownBeat Magazine as “a remarkable talent and a welcome new voice on the scene,” he completed his studies in both classical composition and jazz with honors in Tel Aviv & NYC.

Appearance Dates:
04/21/2017
Sarah Maisel, Queen of Jazz Ukulele

Sarah Maisel (ukulele and vocals), hailed as the “Queen of Jazz Ukulele” by international music critics, has taken the world by storm and strum.

Appearance Dates:
09/11/2014, 04/20/2018, 05/03/2019
Skye Zentz

Skye grew up in Norfolk, VA, in a house full of strange musical instruments, star wars figures, and love.

Appearance Dates:
04/16/2016
Stu Fuchs

Stuart Fuchs is a performing artist, multi-instrumentalist, music educator & workshop facilitator.

Appearance Dates:
04/25/2014, 03/22/2015, 04/21/2017
The Quiet American

The Quiet American is husband and wife duo, Aaron and Nicole Keim.  In Hood River, OR, they live an artistic life, making music, building musical instruments, writing books, crafting folk art and raising their 4 year old son Henry.

Appearance Dates:
05/03/2019
Ukulele Russ

A native son of New England, professional ukulele player, and natural blonde, Ukulele Russ turned his wandering eye northward.

Appearance Dates:
10/02/2019
Victoria Vox

Victoria Vox has been honing her songwriting and voice for the past ten years, performing around the globe to Australia, Europe, Canada, and across the USA.  She began writing songs at age 10, inspired by artists Cyndi Lauper and

Appearance Dates:
03/22/2015