Musician Piano Ukulele
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Chechout the Ko'olau Guitar & Ukulele listing for an idea of what I can do. I'm a big fan of their instruments and play a custom Ko'olau CS Tenor, actually have two as one is a back up in training.
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from the Casey MacGill web site
Casey MacGill performs music that swings. Nat â€œKingâ€ Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. At the core of his sound are his bandâ€™s sometimes sweet, sometimes rough-hewn three-part harmony vocals and a piano-ukulele-bass-and-drums rhythm section that swings in a variety of textures.
Casey MacGill is the heart and soul of the band. From California, he is a classic Hollywood character in appearance and style. MacGill plays boogie-woogie, swing, and stride piano. He blows a lyrical jazz cornet, and his most unique instrumental voice is a 6-string tenor ukulele. He has been singing and arranging vocal harmonies for over 40 years, in a career that stretches from Los Angeles (Mood Indigo, feature films â€œFrancesâ€ and â€œSwing Shiftâ€) to Spokane, WA (The Spirits of Rhythm and the neo-swing classic CD â€œJumpâ€) to Broadway (The musical "Swing") and finally to Seattle (most recently with the Blue 4 Trio). â€œIâ€™ve played a lot of music with a lot of people,â€ he says "and one thing Iâ€™ve learned is to tailor my arrangements to the individual players. It gives each musical situation a unique sound.â€ He steers the band from his piano bench, alternately cruising along and sweating feverishly, switching intuitively between the ukulele and the piano and the cornet, singing and scatting, sometimes all within the same song.
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