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Saturday, November 14, 2015
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JAKE SHIMABUKURO – ukulele sensation
In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined his instrument, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.
Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake's performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. His career skyrocketed in 2006 when a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views.
He has combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that is uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.
Growing up in Hawaii, Jake’s influences include legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. Jake also credits icons like Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan as a source of inspiration.
He has topped Billboard's World Music Chart numerous times, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone Magazine, which also stated: "one of the hottest axemen of the past few years doesn't actually play guitar." He has also won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder who states: "Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with;" been talked about by Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on national TV with appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Good Morning America," and "The Today Show," and along the way has earned comparisons to musical innovators such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.
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