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 created The NYC Uke Squad in the fall of 2017, hoping to create 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 at least 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


** UPDATE 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!

** UPDATE August 2020: I'm now also offering a monthly "Second Tuesday" Play-Along Session on Zoom. Join me as we experiment with this format! For now, the time is 6-7 pm EST (East Coast, USA),
 on the second Tuesday of each month, and I create a songbook each month with a mix of my own song sheets/arrangements and favorites from the public files of Cynthia Lin. I add some new songs each month.

** UPDATE January 2021: On Third Tuesdays I am now holding a "GMT JAM" on Zoom at 6pm GMT (1pm EST), to reach some ukulele friends in different time zones. I'll post each month on this site and on FB, with the details and new songbooks.

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