Free Jams!

The NYC Uke Squad is Spreading Ukulele Love!

NYC Uke Squad, sketched by Qu (IG:

Note: See important Updates at the bottom of this page! 

Ukulele teacher and YouTube sensation Cynthia Lin and I (Jenny Selig) created The NYC Uke Squad in the fall of 2017 as a way for Cynthia's local students and any other nearby ukulele players to play together in person and build community. Our intent was to bring Cynthia's then San-Francisco based "Aloha spirit" and uke-love to the NYC area. A wonderful group has grown out of this idea!

We try to jam once or twice a month, in various New York City neighborhoods and venues. All levels are welcome. When beginners are present, the first 30-40 minutes can be devoted to beginner-friendly songs.

The NYC Squad plays many of Cynthia's arrangements, but we don't limit ourselves to any particular source or genre. Attend a jam and teach us your favorite song!

For more information, and to find out about upcoming FREE jam sessions, join the "Cynthia's NYC Uke Squad" group on Facebook at


Important Updates (most recent at the top)

** UPDATE July 2022: The NYC Uke Squad has begun holding some in-person jams (outdoors) in New York City, especially in Central Park and North Brooklyn. Squad Zoom jams happen once or twice a month. Please join our FB page to find out dates and times! If you have a free location for us to use, let us know!

Jenny's free monthly playalongs online are also still happening 4x per month, on Zoom and YouTube. Find more info on Patreon (you do not need to be a subscriber to access the information on free, public playalongs).

** November 2021: Join us for our first-ever All-Festive Online Playalong to kick off the holiday season, 5-6:30 pm EST on Friday, November 26. More info

** October 2021: I am now also offering Beginner Playalongs livestreaming on YouTube (public, use the same link to watch later if you miss it) and Zoom ($5+ Patrons). Find them on YouTube.

** January 2021: I am now offering a monthly, mixed-level UK/EU-friendly "Third Tuesday" Playalong on Zoom at 6pm London Time, to reach some ukulele friends in different time zones. I post each month on this site and on FB, with the details and new songs in the songbook.

** August 2020: I'm now offering a monthly, mixed-level "Second Tuesday" Play-Along Session on Zoom, 6-7 pm EST (East Coast, USA),
 on the second Tuesday of each month. I update a songbook each month with a mix of my own song sheets/arrangements and favorites from the public files of Cynthia Lin. 

** May 2020: In-person jams are currently on hiatus, due to the Coronavirus (C-19) pandemic, but the NYC Uke Squad is now jamming most weeks online, via Zoom. Please join our FB page to find out dates and times!

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