Every Wednesday Night I sit-in at the World Famous Barto Jam with Jack Murry , Nick Franclik , Alan Landes and the crew at the Other Farm Brewing Company in Boyertown, PA USA. I also typically do a few solo numbers.
Third Sunday of Every Month - Funky Frets , Boyertown, PA - FREE Getting Started Ukulele Workshop from 1-2pm.
Everything is Virtual since March 2020 due to COVID-19.
- October 3-4-5, 2020 - The 6th Annual Funky Frets Uke Fest - Virtual.
- Sunday, December 13, 2020) • 2 Pm to 2:25 PM - Performing virtually at the 2020 Philadelphia Mainline Ukulele Group's Steel City Cafe, Holiday Jam.
- March 2, 2019 - Performing
Ukulele Harmonic Convergence (UHC) IV - Lancaster, PA, United States • performing.
- March 16, 2019 - Performing and Workshops
Gaithersburg Uke Fest - Epworth United Methodist Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States • performing and presenting several workshops.
- October 4-5-6 - Trio, Solo and Workshops
Funky Frets Uke Fest - Boyertown, PA, United States • Presenting several workshops and performing.
- March 18 - House Concert - Herdon, VA, I'll be presenting two (3) `ukulele workshops (Ukulele Doodling: Introduction to Scales and Soloing on Ukulele, Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele ). Followed by a solo concert. Here is an announcement from the Glen Hirabayashi who is hosting the workshops and performance. It's like getting six months worth of lessons on one day.
- Friday, April 14 - Trio - Half Moon Cafe - 313 Main St. Oley, PA •The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio. We'll be doing a lot of new songs.
- Saturday, April 22 - 4th annual Allegheny Ukulele Soiree - The Laurel Lodge Altoona, PA, I'll be presenting three (3) `ukulele workshops (Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard, Ukulele Doodling: Introduction to Scales and Soloing on Ukulele, Building Left Hand Technique ) and with Lil' Rev there I'll sure to be sitting in.
- June 24 - Solo - Godfrey Daniels - 7 E 4th St., Bethlehem, PA • Solo opening slot for The Kennedys
- August 26 - Trio - New Jersey Uke Fest - 7 E 4th St., Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey, Morristown, NJ
- October 7 - Funky Frets Uke Fest - Boyertown, PA, United States • Presenting several workshops and performing.
- December 5, 2016 - 6:30-8:30 Curt Sheller Trio ( billed as Funky Frets ) , Glick’s Greenhouse Annual Poinsettia Show Christmas in Hawai`i • 57 Fisher Mill Road, Oley, PA
- October 14, 2016 - Funky Frets Night at the Other Farm Brewing Company , Boyertown, PA
- September 30 to October 2, 2016 - Funky Frets Uke Fest , Boyertown, PA - Trio, Solo and Workshops
- August 26–27, 2016 - 2016 New Jersey Uke Fest , Whippany, NJ | August 28, Morristown, NJ. In addition to Funky Frets being a vendor I'll be presenting a 90 minute Ukulele 101 beginner workshop. Workshop will be suitable for beginners to intermediate beginners.
- August 18-21, 2016 (Thursday to Sunday) - 55th Philadelphia Folk Festival , 1323 Salford Station Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438
- May 21, 2016 • Saturday - Funky Frets 2nd Acoustic Night at the Bear's Ben @ 4PM , Boyertown, PA.
This event will be open to any Acoustic players looking for a chance to perform in front of others. Funky Frets will be hosting this Acoustic Open Mic at The Bears' Den in Boyertown, PA
- April 23, 2016 • Saturday - Funky Frets Music Store , Boyertown, PA - Solo performance for Jazz Appreciation Month.
- April 16, 2016 • Saturday - 3rd annual Allegheny Ukulele Soiree - The Laurel Lodge Altoona, PA , 2/3 of the Funky Frets crew will be attending this great festival in center Pennsylvania, as fans. It's not often that we get to go to a festival where we are not a vendor, presenting workshops or I'm performing.
- April 2, 2016 • Saturday - The Other Farm Brewing Company , Boyertown, PA - The Curt Sheller Jazz Trio. Opening for Andy Mowatt as part of the Berks Jazz Fest. We'll be performing selection from out How About More Uke? CD.
- March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016 • Saturday - Essential Strums for Ukulele - A Guide to Ukulele Strums , Funky Frets, Boyertown, PA - 4 week workshop for finally learning about strums a.h.a. Rhythm. $79 for all four weeks.
- Friday, August 28, 2015 - New Jersey Uke 3 , Morristown, NJ - Solo
- Sunday, August 30, 2015 - MorningStar Studios , East Norriton, PA - Recording session for How About More Uke? CD. This is a my long in the works jazz ukulele CD.
- Monday, September 10, 2015 - MorningStar Studios - more work on the CD.
- Monday, September 20, 21, 2015 - MorningStar Studios - Final batch of 6 or 7 songs.
- Monday, September 28, 2015 - MorningStar Studios - Final tweaks and off to mixing, mastering, art and release.
- Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, 2015 - Funky Frets Uke Fest , Boyertown, PA - Solo, Duo and Jazz Trio
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - MorningStar Studios - mixing and any last minute tweaks.
- Saturday, October 17, 2015 - Boyertown Pickfest , Boyertown, PA - Jazz Trio on the Phoenix Crane Stage
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - MorningStar Studios - mixing How About More Uke?.
- Monday, Tuesday, November 2-3, 2015 - MorningStar Studios - mixing - mastering How About More Uke?.
- Saturday, November 7, 2015 - UkeFest VA 2015 , Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, VA
- Sunday, November 15, 2015 - Recipe for Success Ukulele Workshop , 600 E. Philadelphia Ave., Funky Frets, Boyertown, PA
- Sunday, November 15, 2015 - Funky Frets Uke Jam , 600 E. Philadelphia Ave., Funky Frets, Boyertown, PA
- Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Bear's Den , 133 S Chestnut St, Boyertown, PA - Funky Frets Acoustic Night - Solo Ukulele
Previous Performances, Appearances and Workshops
- Allegheny Ukulele Soiree
- Boyertown Pickfest
- First Occasional Columbia Ukulele Symposium
- Funky Frets Uke Fest
- Gathersburg Uke Fest
- Godfery Daniels
- M.A.U.I Ukulele Festival
- New York Ukulele Festival
- Philadelphia Folk Festival
- Pick Fest, Boyertown, PA
- Reno Uke Fest
- Southern California Ukulele Festival
- Tahoe Uke Fest II
- The Milwaukee Ukulele Festival
- The Other Farm Brewing Company
- UkeFest VA
- Ukulele Harmonic Convergence
- Windy City Ukulele Festival
Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee
Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys
Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg
I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland
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