Captivating singer-songwriter and ukulele artist Victoria Vox rise to stardom has been chronicled everywhere from the cover of Ukulele Magazine to the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Vox’s infectious pop-folk-jazz style has earned her dedicated fans worldwide . A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Victoria tours nationally and internationally at venues and festivals that celebrate original music and the ukulele . She is also actively involved in music education, teaching workshops for ukulele festivals and school residency programs. Victoria has been recognized on TV, radio and in print for her revival of the jazz style mouth trumpet – check out You Tube to find out how much she sounds like a real trumpet (which she also plays).
Twenty ukes of all shapes, sizes and pedigrees played by a similarly esoteric band of music lovers. Formed in 2011 when a founding member had a dream about playing the ukulele (literally), this talented bunch came together to share their take on classic rock, new wave, rap, dance-pop, Top 40, classics, almost any genre with just one exception — no songs originally performed on ukulele. The orchestra has an enthusiastic following who share the fun at celebrated Los Angeles venues like McCabes, El Cid and The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Some of the orchestra’s favorite performance venues also include neighborhood festivals, school fairs, and community centers where they have the chance to share the feeling of family and friendship that is an integral part of the worldwide ukulele community.
The Ukelele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
Producer/Director Anne Davis O’Neal specializes in arts-related documentaries. Her first full-length feature documentary “Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story” had its broadcast premiere July 3rd, 2016 on PBS SoCal. Anne gained her technical background working in television production at Disney. Anne has created short films for non-profit arts organizations, educational programs and documented live theatrical productions.