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James Hill
Hometown: Brookfield, Nova Scotia
Web site: http://www.ukulelejames.com
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Biography:
James Hill was introduced to the `ukulele at the age of nine, not in Hawai`i, but three thousand miles to the east, in Langley, British Columbia, where `ukulele instruction has been mandatory in many schools since the late 1970’s. He was hooked from the beginning. As a teenager, he honed his skills as a key member of the renowned Langley ‘Ukulele Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Luongo. After touring with them for twelve years, James embarked on a solo career in 2002 and has been “pushing the instrument into uncharted territory” ever since with genre-bending original tunes, everything from “One Note Samba” to the theme from “Super Mario Brothers.” On stage, he is energetic and captivating, mixing colorful anecdotes with a versatile repertoire that stretches from Schubert to the Beatles and beyond. As an instructor of `ukulele he is approachable, knowledgeable, patient, and generous. James lives in Nova Scotia, but travels the world exposing people everywhere to the joys of the ‘ukulele.

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