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"Four strings and two chords: Who could ask for anything more?"

Heather Katz (Broadway Music, Orangeville)
"Her voice is very unusual and I believe the more you hear it, the more you want to." - BB King.

Heather Katz has been part of the Ontario music scene for many years, performing at clubs and festivals. She has been honoured to perform with artists such as BB King, James Brown and Solomon Burke, to name a few. From folk to R&B, blues and jazz, Heather adds her soulful voice and the song becomes her own. As the co-owner of Broadway Music in Orangeville, Heather has become the go-to person for ukuleles in Ontario, and counts customers as far away as Yellowknife . She fell in love with the ukulele in 2009 after a teacher picked one up and started noodling in the store. Out of that five-minute encounter grew a respect and love for the little instrument. After hearing James Hill perform at the Blue Skies Music Festival, Heather enrolled in his teacher training class and added Ukulele Teacher to her credentials.

Ukulele Workshop with Heather Katz


Building on the success of 2012, the Ukulele Project 2.0 will attempt ‘Toreador’ from Bizet’s Carmen – on massed ukuleles. Arranged by master ukulele player and musician James Hill, come and join one (or all) of the five uke workshops over the weekend and take part in this unique endeavour. Not to be missed. We are offering five free uke workshops, in different styles, led by a wide range of musicians.

Download the music ahead of time, take part in the workshops, and don’t forget to bring your ukulele to the WestJet Stage mass performance on July 27 at 5:30pm.

TOREADOR,' from Bizet's CARMEN
Music arranged for ukulele by James Hill

TOREADOR,' from Bizet's CARMEN
Music arranged for ukulele by James Hill

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