[Dixielandjazz] Ukulele

Mike C. mike at michaelcryer.com
Wed Jun 8 09:35:32 PDT 2005

Actually I am in a band that does something similar to that. When we 
break into a quartet format, we have uke, banjo, violin and bass.


Russ Guarino wrote:
> Just a thought.
> I have wondered if a ukulele wouldn't sound nice in a small Dixie band
> of say, four pieces.   Clarinet, ukulele, stand up bass and drums.
> The Uku player would have to be good enough to play solo and take his
> turn on the pass around.
> For a really small setting, like the living room of a private party,
> this ensemble might sound just right???
> Russ Guarino
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