AJ & Jenny

Victoria

A.J. Leonard & Jenny Rowlands are a true melding of musical minds, known on the world festival circuit for their unique ukulele/cello interplay and finely crafted arrangements. Their performances cover a dazzling cross-section of styles, eras and cultures.

AJ and Jenny first met in the eclectic original six-piece outfit Free Reign. They came from two different worlds: she being a VCA graduate, specialising in classical and musical theatre, and he from folk clubs, theatre restaurants, pubs and festivals. They soon began performing as a duo transforming into a bona fide uke/cello combo. With the arrival of a new global wave of popularity for the ukulele in 2008, the timing was just right. Between then and now they have recorded a dozen albums, performed and conducted workshops at every major ukulele festival in Australia, as well as numerous folk festivals, and toured in the US, Hawaii and New Zealand. They are one of only two international ukulele/cello duos in the world.

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