Welcome to my new website, and journey into the world of Ukulele...

There's been some exciting developments lately, thanks to Jazz.FM 91 in Toronto.
I was recently featured in Brad Barker's "One Mic, One Chair" Check it out on my media page !

Also, I got a vote in their "Music to Listen to Jazz By: Year-End Edition 2016" for one of the
Best of 2016 albums !

"Detour" CD is here! 

(To order, go to store...)

Detour : an alternative or roundabout route, different from the usual or planned way...

I have been playing guitar professionally for 30 years, but for the last decade I have been seriously thinking of the small yet capable ukulele, my first childhood instrument. What if I channelled everything I have learned into these four short strings, within the context of the language I love... Jazz ? This project is indeed a Detour from my familiar path, yet at the same time a subtle return to the joy and purity of music making that I knew at the very beginning of my journey.

"Beach Ukulele" is directed by Phil Disera. 
Pushing the limits of what the modest but adept Ukulele can do, in the world of Classic Jazz.
What would Bill Evans have done on a Ukulele?
Upcoming Performances:

Feb. 10   Midland Cultural Center
with Brenda Brown and Ross Wooldridge

Feb. 14  Thornhill Country Club
with Doriann Forrester

Feb. 18  Kitchener Waterloo Dixieland Jazz Club with The Dixie Demons

Previous events

CD Release Party

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto

Phil’s new CD “Detour” is Classic Jazz, but for this project he showcases the Ukulele in front of a fantastic Toronto rhythm section. Come and enjoy the beauty and fun of this modest but adept instrument for an evening of great Jazz! Featuring: Ross Wooldridge – Clarinet/Sax, David Matheson – Piano, Pat Collins – Bass, Jeff Halischuk – Drums

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