In advance of his performance at the Grand Theatre, Jake Shimabukuro is offering a free ukulele master class at 1 pm in the Tett’s Malting Tower. Bring your ukulele and prepare to be inspired!
Known for his fast and complex finger work and lauded as a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is redefining the instrument. With accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, it is no surprise that Shimabukuro wows television audiences, earns comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and has played in front of Queen Elizabeth II.
Internationally known for the YouTube video of his rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which went viral in 2006, the Hawaiian musician’s 2011 album, Peace Love Ukelele, reached #1 on Billboard’s Top World Albums in both 2011 and 2012. His latest album, Grand Ukelele, is a collaboration with legendary producer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floy’d Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road, and his own highly successful solo project.
This is a free event, donations to support Joe’s M.I.L.L. will be gratefully accepted at the door.
“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.” – Eddie Vedder
Posted by joesmill on 04/03/15
PUT YOUR ‘JOE’* IN A Joe’s M.I.L.L. MUG!
16oz ‘Bistro’ style coffee mug —-available at the library
(or a little more if you can spare it…)
All proceeds go to support Kingston’s unique musical resource – Joe’s M.I.L.L.
*also holds pencils if you’re not a coffee drinker…
Posted by joesmill on 20/02/15
We are pleased to announce we are now open at our new location in the Tett Centre.
Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
370 King Street West, Unit 110, Kingston
Come down and have a look at the new space and please bear with us during the transition. “It took 10 years to get the old location running smoothly, it will take more than 10 days to get the kinks out.”
Posted by joesmill on 04/02/15
The library is now closed for business at the Robert Meek Centre, 559 Bagot St., and will reopen for business at our new location, the Tett Centre, unit 110, on Tuesday Feb 3rd 2015. Any loans due for return Tues Dec 23rd or Weds Dec 24th will be automatically extended over the transition period.
Posted by joesmill on 29/12/14
What: A benefit concert to raise money for the Joe Chithalen Musical Instrument Lending Library and their upcoming move to the TETT Center. It will be a musical event highlighting local youth acts and will feature a raffle. Entrance by donation! (suggested donation $10/pay what you can) All proceeds will go towards the M.I.L.L.!
When: January 2nd, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Where: The Artel (205 Sydenham Street, Kingston, ON)
Next To Now
(More acts may be added)
Posted by joesmill on 23/12/14
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joe’s M.I.L.L. will be ceasing operations at the Robert Meek centre at 4pm Sat Dec 20th 2014, a couple of days earlier than at first anticipated, & will reopen for business at our new location, the Tett Centre on Tuesday Feb 3rd 2015. Any loans due for return Tues Dec 23rd or Weds Dec 24th will be automatically extended over the transition period.
Posted by joesmill on 19/12/14
With our move coming soon we have decided to unload some things (drum hardware, instrument accessories, songbooks, mic stands and much more) we no longer need. Come have a look at whats available. Make a donation, take what you like!
- any monetary donation will do (no pennies, please).
- a few ‘fix-up project’ instruments & equipment are availble – bargain prices, negotiable
- outside of regular hours by appointment only
- all items must be gone by 2pm Dec 24th
Posted by joesmill on 19/12/14
Posted by joesmill on 07/12/14