Jake Shimabukuro 

Posted on Nov 28 by SEASONS Magazine

Jake Shimabukuro, photo by Coleman Saunders, Americus Studios.

Jake Shimabukuro, photo by Coleman Saunders, Americus Studios.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro, back by popular demand on his The Greatest Day Tour on Thur., Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall.

Jake Shimabukuro’s virtuosic performances combine his singular mix of classical grandiosity, jazz ingenuity and rock-star tenacity. While he draws comparisons to musical vanguards like Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, his sound and spirit is uniquely, undeniably, his own. His wildly eclectic catalog speaks to his prolific mastery, and a single set might include Queen, George Harrison, Schubert and Leonard Cohen. In Shimabukuro’s own words, “expect the unexpected.”

Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age 4. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.

Jake Shimabukuro at New Orleans Jazz Fest, photo courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

Jake Shimabukuro at New Orleans Jazz Fest, photo courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

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