Tuxedo Junction

This ukulele is inspired by Erskine Hawkins’ song Tuxedo Junction, a hit in the early 1930s. In this century, the late Frankie Manning choreographed a version of the Sham Sham to this song- a line dance popular during the swing revival. Both the song and dance are playful and joyful, and I hope this comes out in the piece.


This ukulele is part of a series of mosaic musical instruments called Glassical Music. It is made with stained glass, tiles, and metal.


This ukulele is art and not intended for actual use.

Copyright 2016

W. Somerset Maugham

“every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul”