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Conrad Cayman

Website: Big Butter Jazz Band,


Conrad Cayman is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, ukulele, bass (upright and electric), plectrum banjo, and percussion. He leads a traditional jazz group called The Big Butter Jazz Band, freelances for other LA-based early jazz groups, and is a sponsored artist for Ohana Ukuleles.

In the 10 years since leaving the corporate world and becoming a professional musician he has played trad jazz, swing dance, and ukulele festivals in Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, and Pismo Beach, as well city and amusement park summer concert series, and special client events for actors Hilary Swank, Alan Tudyk, the Geffen Playhouse, Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, and the Rose Parade.

Besides teaching ukulele, Conrad has taught courses in Microsoft Excel, radio broadcasting, and has been a martial arts instructor for 25 years, teaching at UCLA and workshops in Canada, Belgium, and Germany. Conrad’s goal as a teacher is to a approach and present material regardless of subject in way that is fun, logical, memorable, and accessible so that the student can retain and apply the concepts.

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