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.
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