Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
Sarah Maisel & Paul Tillery
Inception: San Diego, 2012
Sarah Maisel (ukulele and vocals) is hailed as the Queen of Jazz Ukulele. Originally from Birmingham Alabama, she studied classical violin for ten years. After moving to San Diego, she discovered the ukulele (in 2006) and her new musical adventure began. Her first album was recorded in 2010, and she has several more to her credit.
Paul Tillery (acoustic bass) began playing bass in 1991. He first played in jazz bands and then ventured into punk music. In 1998, Tillery began his formal music training at Mesa College in San Diego. He was admitted into the Applied Music Program and began studying with bassist Bob Magnusson. In 2001 Tillery auditioned and was awarded a scholarship based entirely upon his playing ability and was granted entry into the jazz program at SDSU. While at SDSU, he studied with well known bassist Gunnar Biggs.