'Ukulele Festival of Northern California

Uncle Hollis and Uncle John

About Us


The 'Ukulele Festival of Northern California was founded by the late "uncles" Hollis Baker and John Ogao, well-known musicians of the San Francisco Bay Area's Hawaiian Community. These "uncles" organized the first Festival in March 1994 (during their retirement years) with help from a few family
members, friends & students from Hollis' 'ukulele class.

They shared a vision for this festival.
Their legacy lives on through our mission statement:

"To promote and perpetuate the playing of 'ukulele music
by bringing all ages and levels together to share 'ukulele talent.
To provide a kani ka pila (play music) environment as an inspiration to our youth
with the hope that they will keep the traditions and music of our heritage alive.
To provide a venue touched by the Spirit of Aloha for all persons to enjoy."

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