Sun, February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Master of the Ukulele
One of the most exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument, Jake Shimabukuro‘s virtuosity and unique playing style has drawn comparisons to such musical titans as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Calling on a remarkable breadth of musical influences, he breathes fresh life into everything from covers of hard-driving rock classics and jazz songbook standards, to traditional Hawaiian music and his own original melodies. Jake‘s rich and varied albums capture the many moods of the ukulele. “Nashville Sessions,” his most recent, is also one of his most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging – blending elements of jazz with heartfelt melodicism. Shimabukuro believes, “if everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place”—his passionate energy, creativity and style creates a musical magic that makes it so.
Join in a special Ukulele Master Class with Jake Shimabukuro at noon prior to his performance. Space is limited, check here for more details and ticket information.