https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_LB2vY4ZzA The Dixie Six perform the first piece of jazz music that was ever recorded at a concert in Chichester. This lively piece is full of humorous surprises and features a great line up of musicians. Livery Stable Blues by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, 1917 Banjolele: Matthew Quilliam Trumpet: Chloe Harvey Saxophone: Hannah Spires … Continue reading Livery Stable Blues
With only one week to go, I need your help to get me through the home run in order to raise funds for my stretch goal of £450! I've already successfully raised my initial target of £300 (thank you so much everybody!) so if I can get to my next goal I'll have lots more … Continue reading Kickstarter: One Week to Go!
Matthew Quilliam heads his new band, the Dixie Six for a spot in this energetic and varied evening of jazz old and new. The Dixie Six will playing in the style of the 1910s and 20s, playing the tunes of the Original Dixieland Jass Band, Kenny Ball and Louis Armstrong. He will also be appearing … Continue reading Student Jazz Concert at Chichester Conservatoire
Matthew will be performing a showcase of original music for the ukulele, featuring some traditional Hawaiian music, some early jazz and some more contemporary music by living composers. Join him for an evening of online music to celebrate the history of the ukulele. So far, works will include those composed by Choan Galvez, Sam Muir, … Continue reading Original Ukulele Music Showcase with Matthew Quilliam
After high demand, I am releasing the song sheet of my single "What Does a Pound Shop Sell?" for free to the public, available at the link below. You can listen to the song on Spotify or buy it on Amazon, as well as watch the music video for it below too. Any support you … Continue reading Song Sheet Release
A workshop in two halves, both designed to ensure you are practicing in a way that is efficient and constructive and also in a way that is not damaging to your physical health. First, participants will be encouraged to consider their tone by paying close attention to their left and right-hand techniques, before expanding to … Continue reading Ukulele Tone and Wellness Workshop
Happy new year! Something a little different from me this time. Instead of the tutorials, here's a brand new lockdown performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, an orchestral ballet from 1913 condensed to two ukuleles. Please check this out as it's been a really fun project to work on and it is certainly going … Continue reading Rite of Spring