UJM News Blog
Hot Dog Party Bottle Opener Key Chain! http://ift.tt/2olxDOb
Grace and her new ukulele! http://ift.tt/2npaRVo
Ally & Brad http://ift.tt/2nRxNQ2
March Ukulele Circle
What a fantastic turnout today! We had J Fleming’s Absolutely Delicious absolutely packed! Everyone sounded great and we tons of fun playing and singing together! We sang Happy Birthday - lots of birthdays! Susie, Doug, Gracie, Amanda, Heather, and John. If I forgot anyone please let me know. Camille sang her original song “Meet Me At The Beach” with her student Reagan! Camille has been teaching the song to her own ukulele class for kids here at UJM! On top of all that, Ruth did the hula to Blue Hawaii!
Guitar 101 with Uncle Jon’s Music at Westmont Library! http://ift.tt/2mxQ7Od
At the district 201 fine arts fest! #supportthearts http://ift.tt/2o6ytNM
Fine arts night http://ift.tt/2nEtsQ5
Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar at Uncle Jon’s Music! http://ift.tt/2mQ1QCV
Oliver and his new Stratocaster from Uncle Jon’s Music! Have fun with it! http://ift.tt/2mqQBpv
Very Nice! Used drum set available now. Very clean and great sound. Set up by local legend Buzzz Dooley! http://ift.tt/2mpQo5B
Amahi Ukuleles now available at Uncle Jon’s Music. 5 varieties of Mahogany ukes, all include a deluxe bag! http://ift.tt/2nKTjTK
Congrats to Mikey on winning this fine electric guitar at @wjhspantherpride #pizzawars donated by @unclejonsmusic! http://ift.tt/2n1LBpY
Layna and Krista! http://ift.tt/2m7jZki
Fresh guitar strings! If you need your guitar serviced, bring it on by! http://ift.tt/2mdgILn
Evelyn and her new ukulele! http://ift.tt/2mdoUeP
WJHS 8th grade band did a great job today at the Southeast DuPage Band Festival! http://ift.tt/2mcyTkw
Shadi and his new classical guitar from UJM. http://ift.tt/2mjtiMh
Eileen and her new ukulele! Happy Birthday! http://ift.tt/2lUXI4g
Ethan and his new tenor saxophone #saxophone http://ift.tt/2mdrhj4
Emmanuel and Cheryl with their instruments from UJM! #guitars #guitar #ukulele http://ift.tt/2lJpikO
#lalaland songbook for piano, vocal, and guitar is available now at UJM. We also have a great deal on the #casio #privia digital #piano! http://ift.tt/2mSsyv4
Exotic Mahogany #ubass now in stock! @kalabrandmusic http://ift.tt/2mIiGnS
Today Camille taught Reagan a private #ukulele lesson! http://ift.tt/2maTU2T
Ukulele Circle Photos - February
Wow! What a great turnout the other day. Everyone sounded great and had a blast. Have a look at some of the photos from the event:
If you’d like to learn more about our ukulele club you can go to http://unclejonsmusic.com/events/ukecircle/index.html
We also have a meetup page if you’d like to join up there: https://www.meetup.com/ujmukeclub/
Jon Jr, here. I wanted to let you know about some cool new arrivals at UJM!
First off we have several electric guitars and basses that have been refurbished. Most have no visible repairs, but if there is a cosmetic blem it will be noted in the description. They look and play like new and have been inspected, set-up, and tested.
Epiphone Dot Studio Electric Guitar, Red
Squier AFN Tele Electric Guitar Silver, Blem
Squier AFN Double Fat Strat Electric Guitar Blue Sparkle
Squier AFN Tele Electric Guitar Butterscotch
SG Style Electric Guitar Red
Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar
We have many more great deals on electric guitars, starting at $79.99
Squier Jazz Bass Vint Mod 70s White
Squier Vintage Mod Jag Bass SS Silver
Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass
Cort Action Bass 4
Check out this new amp from VHT, Redline 20 has 20 watts and real spring reverb, very sharp! Click link to see! http://unclejonsmusic.com/shop/index.php?product/page/3209/VHT+Redline+Amp
New powered speaker column/personal PA system. This system is light and portable, very versatile! It has two channels for either mic or instrument, plus a third channel with a mini stereo in for ipod, etc. This can mount on a standard speaker stand. We have several in stock at the low price of $199. More info: http://unclejonsmusic.com/shop/index.php?product/page/1131/Dawn+Powered+Speaker+PA+System
The Loar LO-16 takes the traditional L-00 shaped body style and updates it for today’s players. If you want authentic front porch blues-box sound, you can’t do much better than the LO-16. http://unclejonsmusic.com/shop/index.php?product/page/3205/The+Loar+LO-16
The Loar LH-300 is a replica of original archtop acoustic guitars from the 1920’s. It features a hand-carved top from graduated spruce, and traditional maple back and sides. http://unclejonsmusic.com/shop/index.php?product/page/3181/Loar+LH-300-VS+Archtop+Guitar
The Recording King EZ Tone Select puts great tone in easy reach. The EZ Tone Select 12-Fret 000 is a great-sounding acoustic with an ultra-thin finish and unparalleled playability. http://unclejonsmusic.com/shop/index.php?product/page/3203/Recording+King+ROS-G9M+Triple+000+Acoustic+Guitar
Cort All Dao Acoustic-Electric Guitar (only one left! Special price $249.95).
Recording King Songster Resonator Banjo
Morgan Monroe Rocky Top 5-String Banjo
We have a great selection of ukuleles! We are expecting some of the brand new waterman and ukadelic models from Kala very soon. Yesterday we got in one of the translucent orange waterman models, which is very sharp and fun!
Kala Archtop Sunburst Tenor Ukulele
Kala Flame Maple Spruce Top Soprano Ukulele
Magic Fluke Concert Fluke Ukulele Natural
We have new inventory arriving all the time, plus we are always happy to do special orders. Hope you have a great day, give me a call if you have any questions. 630-434-2480. Or you can reply to this email.
Jon Kostal, Jr.
Uncle Jon’s Music
Welcome to Camille’s music store! #ukulele #guitars #musicstore #cardboard http://ift.tt/2lsGsE8
Mike and his new #tenor #ukulele! Thanks Mike! @kalabrandmusic http://ift.tt/2lNTEFW
We had fun at today’s #ukulele circle! More photos on our website! #polkalele http://ift.tt/2lVNtko
It’s a great day to start playing #ukulele!! #dolphin #makala @kalabrandmusic http://ift.tt/2mmru3q
Lots of new #guitars in stock now! Link in bio. #squier #fender #epiphone #fatstrat #sparkleblue #telecaster #butterscotch #bassvi #olympicwhite #cherryred http://ift.tt/2lNlvXT
Playing #ukulele at the park. http://ift.tt/2l77djF
Dayla and Camille and their #ukuleles from UJM! http://ift.tt/2li7a33
Jim got his new bass and amp at UJM today. Have fun Jim! http://ift.tt/2lpNTi0
Jacob and his new Baritone Ukulele
Andrew and his new electric guitar
January Ukulele Circle
Student Showcase Christmas Party
We had a great turnout at our Christmas Party/Student showcase last month. Thanks to all who came!
Holiday Ukulele Circle Recap
We had a great turnout at today’s ukulele circle holiday edition! Tried out a couple new tunes, plus did a bunch of old favorites. Enjoy these photos and videos. Hope to see you next time in January!
Black Friday Book Release
On Black Friday we hosted a book release and reading/signing of a brand new children’s book by our friend Walter Howard. The story is based on real life characters (Jon Jr. of Uncle Jon’s Music and his dog Kevin Bacon) and takes place in Westmont! The event was a great success and we all had a fun time. Copies of the book are available here at Uncle Jon’s Music and all proceeds go to Second City Canine Rescue where we adopted Kevin Bacon! These make great gifts. Stop by today and check it out!
Holly Days Parade
We had a lot of fun performing in the annual Frosty & Friends Parade/Christmas Tree Lighting!
Holiday Shopping at UJM
Shop local, shop Westmont. We have tons of great gift ideas in the store both new and used. Check us out for great service and prices!
Here’s our gift flyer for some ideas. Stop by soon!
Small Business Saturday Ukulele Circle Photos
Lots of fun singing holiday classics!
Small Business Saturday
Shop small today at UJM! Take 10% off any in stock item today with this coupon. We also have lots of doorbusters plus a used guitar sale. Open today 11/26/16 10:30-4:30.
Plus we are doing an in store ukulele circle at 12:45 pm. See you there!
Download music book here: http://unclejonsmusic.com/resources/ukulele_songsheets/UJM-Holly-Days-Ukulele-SIng-A-Long-Book.pdf
Black Friday Specials
We have some great doorbusters, blowouts, and specials. Stop by today for free coffee and donuts while you shop!
Black Friday Book Release
Walt Howard will read from his brand new children’s book, “The Abduction of Kevin Bacon.”
In a nutshell: About nine or ten months ago my friend Jon inspired me to write a children’s book based on an anecdote he told me about his newly acquired dog, Kevin Bacon. Jon’s wife Heather (an artist and art teacher) has provided some beautiful illustrations to accompany the text; a limited first run of books will be produced in early November. Without spoiling anything, I can tell you that the story is roughly suited to middle grade readers, but I think younger children, teens, and adults will enjoy the book as well. “The Abduction of Kevin Bacon” is basically a tale about mistaken identity, animal instincts gone awry, and the power of love and forgiveness.
The event is being held on Friday, November 25th (Black Friday) @ 4:00 p.m. It will take place at Uncle Jon’s Music, located at 33 N. Cass Ave. in beautiful downtown Westmont, IL.
The event will include a reading from the story, followed by a book sale/fundraiser for Second City Canine Rescue, a great foster organization right here in Chicagoland: secondcitycaninerescue.org
All proceeds generated from book sales (minus printing costs) will be used to support Second City. A reception with free holiday punch and cookies will conclude the event. The author, illustrator, and real life stars of the book will be on hand to mingle, sign books, and answer questions.
If you would like to attend, book sale donations are completely up to you. Printing costs will be minimal–anything beyond that is greatly appreciated. There will probably be a small suggested donation–nothing exorbitant. An e-book version of the story will also be available to purchase for those who cannot attend but would still like a copy of the book. If I need to mail additional hard copies at a later date I will gladly do so.
For more info on the book you can email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
A little about Walt’s Book, “The Abduction of Kevin Bacon,” and the benefit this Black Friday.
Come to our Black Friday Book Release!
Nathan’s Hot Dog Hats!