About Ukulele Jake...

 
 
Photo credit: Roush Photography

Photo credit: Roush Photography

My name is Jacob Sayraf, aka 'Ukulele Jake.' I have been mastering and gigging with the ukulele for the better part of a decade. In my career, I have toured throughout the United States and Europe. My repertoire ranges from depression-era show tunes to American roots music to contemporary songs.  

As a teacher and Founder of the Ukulele School of New York City, I have taught ukulele for the last five years. With roots in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan I brought my outfit to New York City four years ago. My teaching model illustrates how you can learn complex music theory seemingly accidentally when your vision and goals as a musician are observed and made priority one.