Jake Shimabukuro

The Kent Stage Presents:

Jake Shimabukuro

Tue, August 13, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$26.00 - $36.00

This event is all ages

“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.” – Eddie Vedder In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, 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. With his new record Grand Ukulele, Shimabukuro’s star may burn even brighter. An ambitious follow-up to 2011’s Peace, Love, Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Charts), the Hawaiian musician’s new record finds him collaborating with legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road and his own highly successful solo project. “It was very organic how it happened,”

Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro
Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave
instrument to places no one has gone before, performing awesome music that
ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. His live
concerts are an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a
natural entertainer's flair.
Jake got his start at age four, when his mother gave him his first ukulele lesson.
Fascinated by the instrument, he eventually began playing regularly at a local
café, where his talent and reputation blossomed. Fast-forward several years and
Jake now has his own record label, and tours extensively in the U.S. and Japan.
Jake has completely rewritten the book on the possibilities of the ukulele -- and is
adding new chapters with every CD he records.Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave
instrument to places no one has gone before, performing awesome music that
ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. His live
concerts are an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a
natural entertainer's flair.
Jake got his start at age four, when his mother gave him his first ukulele lesson.
Fascinated by the instrument, he eventually began playing regularly at a local
café, where his talent and reputation blossomed. Fast-forward several years and
Jake now has his own record label, and tours extensively in the U.S. and Japan.
Jake has completely rewritten the book on the possibilities of the ukulele -- and is
adding new chapters with every CD he records.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240
http://www.thekentstage.com/