jake shimabukuro

6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Ukulele Virtuoso Takes "Bruce Lee" Approach To Music

It’s not all that often that you see a ukulele player performing at sold-out venues, teaming up with the likes of Bette Midler or Bela Fleck, and performing for the Queen of England. But Hawaiian born ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro has done all that and has even been compared to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. He’s performing Monday night at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square and he joined us today.

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Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Virtuoso
12:00 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Virtuoso

Like the well-traveled piece of luggage it is, his ukulele case tells the story of his trips around the world.

Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso. He's played stages throughout the world, from Japan to Russia to France. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and George Harrison, the Hawaiian-born musician has redefined the way audiences hear that small instrument in a big way. Jake came by the WFAE studios and spoke with reporter Tanner Latham.

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