Concerts & Workshops



Join us this December as Jim Martinez, along with his trio, perform songs from the 1965 Peanuts animated special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" as well as other traditional holiday favorites. This jazz concert will showcase great classics such as "Christmas Time is Here" "O Christmas Tree", "Linus and Lucy" and other songs written by Vince Guaraldi. Martinez's album, "Good Grief! It?s Still Jim Martinez, A Tribute to Vince Guaraldi, Charles Schulz, & Peanuts", peaked at #10 on the national RMR Jazz charts, and was on the JazzWeek charts a total of 26 weeks.

Cost: $ 20.00

Celebrate with The Strum Shop Saturday, December 22nd. We'll have live performances by the River City Ukulele Orchestra at 1pm, Audrey Robinson at 2:30pm, and a Christmas Acoustic Jam lead by Rich Ayala on guitar, Jon Gowin on mandolin and Dennis Fisher on banjo at 3:30pm. Take a photos with Santa Claus from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Then we'll finish out the evening with a concert by jazz pianist, Jim Martinez and his trio performing songs from "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Plus, special deals on your favorite music gear and discounts at Vernon Street restaurants so you can hang out with us for the day.

Purchase Tickets for the Jim Martinez Trio - "A Charlie Brown Christmas" | 6pm $20

Concert Only | $20

Brittni is back!!! Strengthened personally and with renewed focus on her God-given talent of music, she is returning stronger than ever to share her love of music and the ukulele. Brittni Paiva, already a multi award-winning instrumentalist, is known for her stunning articulation of what she can do on the ukulele going from slow and moving, to rapid-fire, classical-ballet, to ancient Japan, translating forms of jazz, world beat, pop, Flamenco and Latin, and filter these styles through her 4-string ukulele.

Cost: $ 30.00
Concert Only | $20

Join us on February 16th for an evening with Forest Bailey & Jessica Malone, two of the area's most artful acoustic performers. Forest's unorthodox style of playing consists of using the body for percussion and strings for bass and melody all at once, similar to Michael Hedges & Tommy Emmanuel. If you're interested in learning how to incorporate this style into your own guitar playing, plan to attend Forest's guitar workshop before the concert. Jessica Malone?s soulful vocals and acoustic guitar playing create a one of a kind sound that blends raw rootsy Americana with folk, jazz, rock & pop. Her honest authentic approach to song-writing creates music that will take you back in time while heartfelt lyrics keep you rooted in the present.

Cost: $ 30.00
Ukulele master Brian Vasquez can play anything from Hawaiian music, Ki ho alu (slack key) to Oldies, Rock and Roll to Raggae. All on his little 4 stringed thing! Throw in some Hawaiian Hula, lots of personality, smiles and hugs and you have Ambassadors of Aloha! Brian and Rowena, both married (to one another) call the Big Island (Hawai'i Island) home, although they seem to be working on cruise ships (6 years now) for a majority of the year where they entertain, lecture and teach! Either way, they both love people, their culture and spreading Aloha!

Cost: $ 15.00