About Us

About The Monterey Ukulele Club

THIS LIVELY GROUP began in mid-2009 and meets almost every Sunday from 4-6pm at the American Burger on Lighthouse Ave. in New Monterey. There are no membership restrictions, no dues, no club officers and no rules!  We do suggest a $3.00 donation to American Burger as thanks for the space.  At any Sunday jam there will be from 15-25 players. The group is also available to play at gigs.


OUR HISTORY: After some beginner lessons by Carmelites, Steve and Barbara Brooks, who provided the basics and some inspiration, we clamored for more! The club has flourished and now includes real musicians, accomplished uke players, dedicated strummers and blossoming beginners.  We continue to welcome newbies and ukers of all kinds.

OUR MUSIC—Oldies, Country, Beatles, Hawaiian, Buffet, Beach Boys, Folk, Pop, Rock, etc.  At each 2-hour jam we play and sing about 16-20 songs.  Songbooks we use include:  *Santa Cruz Ukulele Club Songbooks I, II, and III, The Daily Ukulele by Beloff, and songs from our Music Library and Gig Book.

UKE JAMS: Our jams are led each week by a volunteer from the group. The leader (or co-leaders) makes up the Jam List, which is posted by Thursdays on this website. The Jam Notice can also sent by email to anyone who submits their address here. When leaders, or others, want to present a new song (not in the books) to the group, the music is made available to print here on the website in the Music Library.  There is also a sign-up for 2-3 open-mic performances most weeks.


* Anyone wanting to buy the Santa Cruz books should contact Marty Carlson at sydmarty@sbcglobal.net of the Santa Cruz Ukulele Club. The cost is approximately $30/book; each contains 200 songs. [No profit made!]


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