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Welcome to my Patreon Page!
I’m Dani Joy. I’m a Northern California entertainer & ukulele instructor. My heart beats for two things; compassionate teaching & jazz music!

What is Patreon?
As in the days of the Renaissance, Patreon allows creative art appreciators (YOU) to support artists they believe in (ME :), often for great returns, in my case, a safe place to study jazz music!

What do Patrons get?
I’ve created this Pattern community built for all level of player so that I could share what I know about jazz music on the ukulele with other Jazz Cat ukulele lovers. Every month I host two back-to-back live Jazz Jams on FB where people can play along from the comfort of their home, one slow and one uptempo. This way the students can progress at their own pace.

Patrons receive videos each month outlining the jam plan which is divided into easy to understand chunks labeled, “Demo”, “Chords”, “Strum”, “Play-along”, “Numbers”. (This last one is for the music theory nerds. I call out the numbers instead of the chord letter names and your challenge is to play along!) Chord shapes appear on the screen and melody examples are filmed close up, making them easy to inspect.

My Patrons get the inside scoop with;
  • Tutorials about each song (4songs per month, see video for example)
  • TAB melodies
  • The chance to vote on Jazz Jam content
  • Chord substitutions
  • Knowledge on how to simplify chords (for arthritis sufferers and strengthening hands)
  • Bluesy riffs, including Ella Fitzgerald vocal riffs transcribed to ukulele, Joe Pass transcriptions, Perry Stauffer’s creations and more!
  • Jazz strums, including discussions on the difference between swing, straight, latin, gypsy, shuffle, & finger style.
As a Patron you’ll get all the perks;
  • recordings to analyze of other jazz jams captured in the beautiful gold country of Nevada City, a gold rush town famous for their jazz music
  • additional chord charts for nifty turnaround substitutions
  • behind the scenes footage and blog posts of Dani Joy’s life as a musician
  • One-on-one help shopping for a new Uke
  • Perry Stauffer’s insights into jazz music/ improvisation
So, if you love jazz music, you play the ukulele, and you’re looking for an online community to talk shop with, join us! We’d love to have you.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site, I know there are a lot of amazing artists you could support, I appreciate you considering me.
Warmly,
Dani Joy

Why do I need YOUR money?
With your help, I will be able to create, record & edit videos, write and record new albums, transcribe jazz arrangements for the ukulele, and organize online jam sessions. 
Through your patronage, I will be able to record, plan, outline, answer questions, take requests, tour and share my knowledge and experiences with YOU and the WORLD!

It’s all about that JAZZ!!
Jazz is the smiling expression of your heart. Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennet first carried me away, and, after exploring this complex world of music, I know that jazz is not “just” for elite musicians. It’s for you! It’s for me! It’s for our friends and family! It’ll give you a thrill to play and boy is it fun to cut a rug on!
Jazz is such a huge topic with so many different fields to explore. If it's got a swingin' groove, I'm there! As I have traveled to festivals and music events throughout our country, I have learned that my musical tastes are far-reaching. I like to put a little mustard on it with the 1920’s Cabaret/ Speakeasy tunes, croon it out with Frankie & Ella, and get groovy with the Boss Nova tunes of the free-lovin’ 60’s. Together we'll explore some latin grooves, French, Spanish & English lyrics, and gain confidence in the skills of  improvisation and overall knowledge of Jazz Music. 

Tiers
Kindred Spirit Award
$2 or more per month
  • For joining my Patreon family you get my heartfelt appreciation. Every dollar adds up, and I'm thrilled that together you and I are going to make music magic. Thank you!!
  • You will also get insight on my travels thru my Patreon blog posts and hear scratch recordings of new songs before anyone else!
  • You will also have access to the community forum where you can join discussions with like-minded musicians all around the world!
Chart Seekers
$5 or more per month


  • Just looking for charts? At this tier you will receive PDF downloads to all the jazz jam material, including melody arrangements & chord substitutions for various songs. (4 songs a month average).
  • Plus ALL previous rewards
Jazz Jam Prep Cats
$10 or more per month
  • You'll have access to the  video tutorial I make each month for all the songs on the monthly jazz jam list. In this video I'll show you how to play the chords, break down the strum, & play along with you while I call out the chords. I even start the video with a demo, so you know what to expect, and end it with an advanced play-along using the Nashville Number System. It's so much fun!
  • Plus ALL previous rewards
Song-from-Scratch Student
$20 or more per month
  • "Give a man a fish..." In this monthly tutorial I will show you how to play intricate jazz arrangements. Learn riffs, bends, pulls, hammers, ghost notes, and creative melodic lines in small sections that are easy to absorb. We'll get jazzy, bluesy, and downright hip! Let me show you how it's done!
This one's for YOU!
$50 or more per month
  • After 1 year at this tier, you choose your favorite song and I will dedicate a tutorial to you! 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hand written Postcard every month!
$200 or more per month
  • For your generous contribution, I will send you a bonafide SNAIL MAIL post card every month! Life updates, inspiring quotes and a big fat THANK YOU!
  • Plus ALL previous rewards
Goals
22 of 500 patrons
Upon reaching 500 Patrons I will hit the road! Touring around this beautiful country, visiting you all in person along the way and sharing my songwriting experiences with you full time.
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Welcome to my Patreon Page!
I’m Dani Joy. I’m a Northern California entertainer & ukulele instructor. My heart beats for two things; compassionate teaching & jazz music!

What is Patreon?
As in the days of the Renaissance, Patreon allows creative art appreciators (YOU) to support artists they believe in (ME :), often for great returns, in my case, a safe place to study jazz music!

What do Patrons get?
I’ve created this Pattern community built for all level of player so that I could share what I know about jazz music on the ukulele with other Jazz Cat ukulele lovers. Every month I host two back-to-back live Jazz Jams on FB where people can play along from the comfort of their home, one slow and one uptempo. This way the students can progress at their own pace.

Patrons receive videos each month outlining the jam plan which is divided into easy to understand chunks labeled, “Demo”, “Chords”, “Strum”, “Play-along”, “Numbers”. (This last one is for the music theory nerds. I call out the numbers instead of the chord letter names and your challenge is to play along!) Chord shapes appear on the screen and melody examples are filmed close up, making them easy to inspect.

My Patrons get the inside scoop with;
  • Tutorials about each song (4songs per month, see video for example)
  • TAB melodies
  • The chance to vote on Jazz Jam content
  • Chord substitutions
  • Knowledge on how to simplify chords (for arthritis sufferers and strengthening hands)
  • Bluesy riffs, including Ella Fitzgerald vocal riffs transcribed to ukulele, Joe Pass transcriptions, Perry Stauffer’s creations and more!
  • Jazz strums, including discussions on the difference between swing, straight, latin, gypsy, shuffle, & finger style.
As a Patron you’ll get all the perks;
  • recordings to analyze of other jazz jams captured in the beautiful gold country of Nevada City, a gold rush town famous for their jazz music
  • additional chord charts for nifty turnaround substitutions
  • behind the scenes footage and blog posts of Dani Joy’s life as a musician
  • One-on-one help shopping for a new Uke
  • Perry Stauffer’s insights into jazz music/ improvisation
So, if you love jazz music, you play the ukulele, and you’re looking for an online community to talk shop with, join us! We’d love to have you.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site, I know there are a lot of amazing artists you could support, I appreciate you considering me.
Warmly,
Dani Joy

Why do I need YOUR money?
With your help, I will be able to create, record & edit videos, write and record new albums, transcribe jazz arrangements for the ukulele, and organize online jam sessions. 
Through your patronage, I will be able to record, plan, outline, answer questions, take requests, tour and share my knowledge and experiences with YOU and the WORLD!

It’s all about that JAZZ!!
Jazz is the smiling expression of your heart. Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennet first carried me away, and, after exploring this complex world of music, I know that jazz is not “just” for elite musicians. It’s for you! It’s for me! It’s for our friends and family! It’ll give you a thrill to play and boy is it fun to cut a rug on!
Jazz is such a huge topic with so many different fields to explore. If it's got a swingin' groove, I'm there! As I have traveled to festivals and music events throughout our country, I have learned that my musical tastes are far-reaching. I like to put a little mustard on it with the 1920’s Cabaret/ Speakeasy tunes, croon it out with Frankie & Ella, and get groovy with the Boss Nova tunes of the free-lovin’ 60’s. Together we'll explore some latin grooves, French, Spanish & English lyrics, and gain confidence in the skills of  improvisation and overall knowledge of Jazz Music. 

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Tiers
Kindred Spirit Award
$2 or more per month
  • For joining my Patreon family you get my heartfelt appreciation. Every dollar adds up, and I'm thrilled that together you and I are going to make music magic. Thank you!!
  • You will also get insight on my travels thru my Patreon blog posts and hear scratch recordings of new songs before anyone else!
  • You will also have access to the community forum where you can join discussions with like-minded musicians all around the world!
Chart Seekers
$5 or more per month


  • Just looking for charts? At this tier you will receive PDF downloads to all the jazz jam material, including melody arrangements & chord substitutions for various songs. (4 songs a month average).
  • Plus ALL previous rewards
Jazz Jam Prep Cats
$10 or more per month
  • You'll have access to the  video tutorial I make each month for all the songs on the monthly jazz jam list. In this video I'll show you how to play the chords, break down the strum, & play along with you while I call out the chords. I even start the video with a demo, so you know what to expect, and end it with an advanced play-along using the Nashville Number System. It's so much fun!
  • Plus ALL previous rewards
Song-from-Scratch Student
$20 or more per month
  • "Give a man a fish..." In this monthly tutorial I will show you how to play intricate jazz arrangements. Learn riffs, bends, pulls, hammers, ghost notes, and creative melodic lines in small sections that are easy to absorb. We'll get jazzy, bluesy, and downright hip! Let me show you how it's done!
This one's for YOU!
$50 or more per month
  • After 1 year at this tier, you choose your favorite song and I will dedicate a tutorial to you! 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hand written Postcard every month!
$200 or more per month
  • For your generous contribution, I will send you a bonafide SNAIL MAIL post card every month! Life updates, inspiring quotes and a big fat THANK YOU!
  • Plus ALL previous rewards