Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila - September 19, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be held in the lobby of The Riverside Towers - Tower One.

When: Tuesday September 19, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 145 Point Drive NW (In the main lobby)

How Much: FREE

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Kanikapila Reminder - September 5, 2017

This weeks kanikapila will be at Bowness Park - Site 3. (If it rains we'll be at the shack)

When: Tuesday September 5, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: Bowness Park - Site 3 - 8900 48 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2B2

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - August 22, 2017

Aloha kakou,

Pehea'oe? Maika'i au! I hope your adventure watching the eclipse yesterday was fun. I was inside eating a cheeseburger when it all went down. I was hoping it would go really dark here during the event, but it didn't. I guess I should have driven to Idaho Falls.  Hopefully the rest of these dog days or summer will be as fun as yesterday. How about we keep it going with a jam?

This weeks kanikapila will be at JJ's House!

When: Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 2002 A 26 Ave NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - June 27, 2017

Aloha kakou! Pehea'oe? Hau'oli la pōʻaluao aloha! Hello everyone. How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! I hope you are doing well. I am in the middle of week 3 of my seizure recovery and although my muscles are still sore I feel better mentally and my creativity has exploded! I am busy working on my filmmaking course and The Ho'okipa Project. I have further details on that down below. I also am very close to announcing a performance date in Calgary for Pirate Jim's Ukulele Posse. Stay Tuned! 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - February 21, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope all is well with you. I have now been back home for a week and I am back into the swing of regular life. I feel different though. I feel like my experiences at AMC 2 weeks ago heightened my emotions and feelings. I appreciate everything much more. I think practicing my oli while delivering mail also helps with this.

Tonight we will kanikapila at my Ukulele Shack!

When: Tuesday February 21, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

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"NEW" Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Have you been coming to my Tuesday night kanikapila for a while now and wish you could sing along with me in the Hawaiian songs? Have you heard the call to learn the Hawaiian language? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the hidden meanings behind many of Hawaii's famous songs. Well then come to my new Mele Kakou class on Sunday's. We will slowly go through one song per class and break down all the words, how to say them, what they mean, the story behind the words and song, etc... There will be no pressure to memorize, but a deep requirement to have fun and learn something while doing so.

What: Mele Kakou Class - Hawaiian Song Study Class

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

When: Sunday February 26, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

How Much: $10 per person drop in or $30 per person monthly

Why: To learn how to speak and sing the Hawaiian language and learn more about the songs.

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"NEW" Oli Club (Hawaiian Chanting)

Many of you have come with me before to the Aloha Music Camp. Many of you have taken the Oli classes with me at Aloha Music Camp. Many of you would like to practice more and gain a even deeper connection with this ancient art. Many of you are just curious... Well I have decided to get organized and set up a time for us to practice together.... 

What: Pirate Jim's Oli Club (Hawaiian chant)

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way  NW

When: Sunday February 26, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00am

How Much: FREE

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The Aloha Nui Agency

You may have noticed a new link on my website. The link says Aloha Nui Agency.... Well folks, I have an exciting partnership started with the one and only Herb Ohta Jr. I will be working hard to bring him to Canada in the very near future. Check out the page and watch out for Herb in Canada soon!

www.alohanuiagnecy.com

www.herbohtajr.com

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Well my friends that is all the news I have for now..... more to come! Stay Tuned!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

Taraya and I performing at the Varsity Open Mic - February 17, 2017

Taraya and I performing at the Varsity Open Mic - February 17, 2017

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - January 17, 2017

Aloha kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you are doing well.

I am currently working on a few new projects that I can not release details on yet.... but be on the lookout for some good news next issue. Until then here is this weeks jam info:

Tonight's Kanikapila

This weeks jam will be at my shack

When: Tuesday January 17, 2017 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Play Paintball With Pirate Jim

This past Saturday was awesome! it was nice and warm and we had a blast playing out in the woods. We will be returning to Capture The Flag next weekend so come out with us then.

What: Play Paintball and Jam with Pirate Jim

Where: Capture The Flag - Cochrane - 72032 North, Range Road 40

(for more info on Capture The Flag go to: http://www.capturetheflag.com/

When: Saturday January 28, 2017 - 12:00 - 4:00pm

How Much: Depends how much you shoot and how good of a gun you want to rent. 

That's all for now my friends!

Malama ko aloha

- Pirate Jim

 

Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - December 27, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! I had a blast and my son got the t-shirt! 

I am running short on time and news items this week so I will be very short and sweet! 

Tonight's Kanikapila 

This weeks jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday December 27, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

HowMuch: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

See you tonight kakou! 

- Pirate Jim

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - December 6, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Aloha everyone! Pehea'oe? How are you? I am very excited today even though it's -21C outside. In just under 48 hours I will be boarding a Delta Canadair RJ 700 airplane with my mother to take us to Honolulu to compete in the 2016 Honolulu Marathon. Today's picture was from my first marathon last last year. I am excited and nervous about the race but looking forward my 2nd marathon. I did compete in a 1/2 marathon back in May, but this time it's the full 26 miles again. I have been training all year and I hope I can beat my personal best. 

 Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - December 6, 2016

This weeks kanikapila will be at the Lister House

When: Tuesday December 6, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 355 Schubert Pl NW

How Much: Now FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Pirate Jim Rebrands

In 2009 I decided to put my performance career on the back burner and opened Bignote Music with my buddies Rodger and Hermann.... In 2014 we shut down Bignote Music officially and I restructured my part of the shop to focus on ukuleles only and with only an online store. This week I am evolving once again. I am returning to my artisticly focused life and making my store secondary. Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack will still be around but will not be my focus. My website will change to Pirate Jim's artist website with the ukulele shack as my store that will not only sell ukuleles and accessories but also my music and Pirate Jim swag! Look for these website changes to start happening this weekend. As you may have noticed my FB page is already relflecting this change. I am also officially working on demos for 2 future Pirate Jim CD's..... Stay Tuned!!!

Go Mom Go!  Go Pirate Jim Go! 

 

 

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 29, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Welcome to another fine Aloha Tuesday! It's been a tough beginning to the week for me. I was unable to attend the jam last week because of the tech run of Dance Montage 2016 and I sure feel like I was missing something all week. Dance Montage was a huge hit, but I still missed jamming with you all. The biggest bummer I am dealing with today is the Grey Cup loss my beloved Stampeders suffered on Sunday. It was a fabulous comeback but not enough to win in overtime. Perhaps they need to jam like I do tonight. 

 Tonight's Kanikapila 

Tonight we will meet at my Shack! 

 When: Tuesday November 29, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

HowMuch: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

I don't have any other news items for you today, but here are some photos from Dance Montage 2016

 

 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 22, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Maika'i? Good? Well I'm on top of the world this week because my beloved Calgary Stampeders won the Western Final and punched their ticket to the Grey Cup (Canada's version of the Superbowl for all my non-CFL watching ohana). Go Stamps Go! 

 

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Tonight's Kanikapila 

Unfortunately Stanis and I can not make the jam this week, but do not fear! The jam will be lead tonight by my good friend and long time club member Barb Yates. I will be running through my piece in Dance Montage 2016 at the tech rehearsal tonight, but I will be thinking about you all and strumming from the University Theatre. It's a tech rehearsal so I may be out long after you finish jamming. :(

This weeks jam will be at the House of Yates.

When: Tuesday November 22, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 425 18A Street NW

How Much: FREE

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

 Pirate Jim LIVE in Dance Montage 2016

Dance Montage 2016 is taking place at the University of Calgary Theatre at the U of C campus. There are a bunch of different dance pieces all created by different choreographers in the show and our piece is the Hawaiian themed one. We have 14 or so dancers and me! I have taught them all 2 oli chants and we perform two hula's back to back. I am very excited to show you our work.

Tickets are still available : http://scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/dance-montage-2

Show Dates: Thursday November 24, 2016 - 8pm

                        Friday November 25, 2016 - 8pm

                        Saturday November 26, 2016 - 2pm & 8pm

All performances are at the Unversity Theatre!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 15, 2016

Aloha Kakou!

Pehea'oe? How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! 

Well while we were singing and strumming last week the impossible happened. I hope "The Donald" doesn't let us down... maybe we should give him an uke!

 

Tonight's Kanikapila 

This weeks jam will be at John and Cherie Musselwhite's home in Douglasdale.

When: Tuesday November 15, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 263 Douglasbank Mews SE

How Much: FREE (yes folks, for those who missed last week, the jam is now free)

Why: Because we can and we should!

 

Pirate Jim LIVE in Dance Montage 2016 

As I have mentioned before I am currently involved in something called Dance Montage 2016 taking place at the University of Calgary Theatre at the U of C campus. There are a bunch of different dance pieces all created by different choreographers in the show and our piece is the Hawaiian themed one. We have 14 or so dancers and me! I have taught them all 2 oli chants and we perform two hula's back to back. I am very excited to show you our work.

Tickets are still available : http://scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/dance-montage-2

Show Dates: Thursday November 24, 2016 - 8pm

                        Friday November 25, 2016 - 8pm

                        Saturday November 26, 2016 - 2pm & 8pm

All performances are at the Unversity Theatre!

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Pirate Jim Has FREE Stampeder tickets to give you!

My beloved Calgary Stampeders will be facing the BC Lions in the western final playoff game this coming Sunday November 20 and I have free tickets for you. I will bring them tonight and they are all yours! Yes there are totally FREE ! Now if only my ukulele was loud enough to make noise when BC has the ball like my big red horn! Maybe I should bring and amp! LOL

GO STAMPS GO! 

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 22, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday!  

It's a crazy Tuesday with the big race down south between Trump and Clinton... who will win? To close to call at the moment, but we'll serenade the new president in together with some beautiful ukulele music tonight!

Unfortunately Avery's team lost their championship game this past weekend so our football season has come to and end for another year. Although you lost the big game, only losing one game all season and only allowing a total of 3 touchdowns to be scored on you all season, you should be proud.  

Pirate Jim's Kanikapila

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila

When: Tuesday November 8, 2016 - 7:00-9:30pm

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Springs Way NW

How Much: now FREE 

Why: Becaue we can and we should! 

Yes folks, you have read correctly. My weekly Kanikapila is now free!!! Anyone who has prepaid for next year will be reimbursed ASAP! Now you have no reason to not come try strumming with us Tuesday nights! 

 

Pirate Jim LIVE

Come down to the Calgary Christmas Night Market on November 18, 2016. I will be performing with Aloha, eh! and the Nahlani Productions dancers.

Who: Pirate Jim performs LIVE with Aloha, eh! and the lovely hula dancers from Nahlani Productions. 

When: Friday November 18, 2016 - 10:15-11:00pm

Where: Eau Claire Market - 200 Barclay Parade SW

How Much: FREE

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - November 1, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Did you survive the attack of the candy monsters last night? We had quite a few gouls and superheroes come calling last night. I think the traffic was a little lighter than at the old ukulele shack, but my smoke machine works way better not being the corner lot. The smoke lingured around our door longer before the wind swept it away. Captain Aaron had a great night as you can see in the picture below.  Avery also won his football game on Saturday. It was the toughest game the have played all year, but pulled off the big Win! Way to go Avery... next up is the city championship this Saturday!

As I mentioned last week I have been involved with something called Dance Montage 2016 at the University of Calgary. Tickets are still available online or at the door. Tonight is our very first production meeting and tech rehearsal so unfortunately I will not be able to join you at the uke jam, but don't fear.... Denise Lister has volunteered to host and lead the jam in my absence so please don't change your plans. I will miss you all tonight. Here's the info:

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila

When: Tuesday November 1, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 355 Schubert Place NW

How Much: $50 for a yearly membership, $5 drop in for non-members

Why: Because we can and we should!

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Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter - October 25, 2016

Aloha kakou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? Happy Aloha Tuesday! 

I have decided to streamline my announcements by starting up a weekly Aloha Tuesday Newsletter. I have a bunch of announcements to make and I was finding my old way of doing things very taxing and redundant, so comes the birth of Pirate Jim's Aloha Tuesday Newsletter!

This Weeks Jam 

We are coming down to the the last few weeks of football. My son Avery and his team are in the playoffs and won their first round of the tournament this past Saturday beating the Hilltoppers 56-6. If they win this coming Saturday I believe there is a trip to Edmonton in the works to play in the provincials or something like that... regardless.... Go Cowboys! Go Avery Go! 

This means that we will be rotating our jam locations again starting next week, but tonight we'll be back at the Shack!

What: Pirate Jim's Kanikapila  

When: Tuesday October 25, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: Pirate Jim's Ukulele Shack - 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: $5.00 drop in, $50 yearly membership

Why: Because we can and we should

 

Dance Montage 2016 

As I have mentioned the last few weeks I have been working on a project at the University of Calgary called Dance Montage with my good friend and hula dancer Taraya Nahlani Middleton from Nahlani Productions. Back in September we auditioned over 30 dancers and selected 14 of them to share our love for Hawaiian music and hula. We have been working on the dances for two songs and two chant. We are very proud of our accomplishments and we can't wait to share this with you!

Dance Montage performance dates are:

Thursday November 24 at  8pm

Friday November 25 at 8pm

Saturday November 26 at 2pm and 8pm

The show is expected to be about 2hours in length, and you will see a variety of dance styles including Hula. Both Taraya and I will be performing in these shows. You have your choice of dates and times to come see us, and I hope you are able to make one of the performances.

Please visit the following link to purchase your tickets in advance -$15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors. You can always buy tickets at the door as well.

http://scpa.ucalgary.ca/events/dance-montage-2

 

Calgary Night Market

On the evening of Friday November 18, 2016 I will be performing with Aloha, eh! and the Nahlani Productions Dancers. 

What: Pirate Jim LIVE at the Calgary Night Market

When: Friday November 18, 2016 - 10:15-1:00pm

Where: Eau Claire Market (indoors) 

How Much?: FREE

 

Well kakou, that's all I can fit into this weeks newsletter. I look forward to seeing you all tonight at the jam or at one of my performances in November. I will be adding individual event listings for each performance to my events page within the next 24hrs. Until next week......... 

 Malama ko aloha 

- Pirate Jim

 

 

 

 

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Pirate Jim's Kanikapila - October 18, 2016

Aloha kākou! 

Pehea'oe? How are you? I hope you are all doing well. October is speeding past... Very soon we'll be talking about Christmas! Yikes! I have been working hard on a special project at the University of Calgary the last 5 weeks and I am excited to say things are going very well... I will post more details about Dance Montage later this week. 

Tonight we will meet at my shack in Tuscany!!! Can't wait to strum and sing again!

 When: Tuesday October 18, 2016 - 7:30-9:00pm

Where: 60 Tuscany Ridge Way NW

How Much: $50 for a yearly membership. $5 drop in for non-members

Why: Because we can and we should!

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