Jake Shimabukuro At The Center

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Center favorite, Jake Shimabukuro returns for another epic evening of rockin’ the ukulele. Declared by Rolling Stone as a musical “hero,” the Hawaiian ukulele sensation has earned praise from Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam as well as comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Known for his energetic playing, Jake incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Schubert’s Ave Maria,” and Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

His fast and complex finger work his music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco. Jake’s solo career began in 2002 when he signed with Epic Records, becoming the first ukulele player to sign with Sony Music. While his well-received solo releases positioned Jake as an established musician in Hawaii and Japan, his career skyrocketed when a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views, opening the rest of the world’s eyes to Jake and his unique playing style.

In the years since the YouTube clip aired, Jake has collaborated with an array of artists as well as orchestras around the world. He’s sold out world-class venues and even performed for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England. He has also wowed audiences on national TV and is the subject of an award winning documentary Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings, currently on Netflix.

Buy tickets online, or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.

Jake Shimabukuro At The Center

 

 

 

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