Music & Performances
SOLO/DUO: In February 2021 Ashley Orlando was one of 5 female ukulele artists featured on the renowned virtual "Moonlight Mele" concert series airing from the Hawaii Theater in Honolulu. Watch the full show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw16pKyBHeM.
In May 2020 Ashley Orlando was featured as a musical artist among an international line-up of ukulele musicians, (including the world-renowned James Hill and a surprise performance by Jake Shimabukuro) during Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel's Not-So-Mini Online Ukulele Festival #2. Watch the 9+ hour festival online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXSFR7yIm64&t=22778s.
VINTAGE POINT: Ashley is the lead singer of Vintage Point, a vintage variety band that plays jazz, blues, Texas swing, French chanson and classic country songs with an international twist.
HOUKULELE: As a leader of Houkulele, Houston's Ukulele Club, which boasts 800+ members throughout Houston, Ashley hosts meet-ups and directs Houkulele's community performance group. In 2019 Ashley led Houkulele in a partnership with Texas Children's Hospital to organize the "100 Ukuleles for 100 Kids Benefit Concert" at Anderson Fair Listening Room. This concert raised $11,000+ for the Ukulele Kids Club, Inc., which partners with music therapy programs to give the gift of music to hospitalized kids.
WORKSHOPS: Ashley enjoys helping others achieve their own musical goals & hosts online workshops on a variety of topics (ex. performance skills, virtual collaborations, harmony and scatting). Recent virtual workshops have been for the 2020 and 2021 Gaithersburg UkeFests as well as the Ukulele Kids Club Academy.
LITURGICAL MINISTRY: Ashley has served for 15+ years as a requested cantor for weddings, funerals and churches in Louisiana/Texas.
"Ashley's [Disney ukulele] class helped me up my game, got me thinking more creatively, and jump-started me into using uke more often. I played [one of the workshop songs] during our Interdisciplinary Group meeting and got some great feedback. Thanks so much for sharing your ukulele tips!"