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Jake Shimabukuro

Jake ShimabukuroJake Shimabukuro

Ukulele, sensation, and world famous are not words you would expect to see in the same sentence.  Jake Shimabukuro has played his ukulele with Bella Fleck, Yo Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, and Bette Midler to name a few.  The ukulele, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves has been molded into a complex and bold new musical force Jake Shimabukuro; he mixes jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian, and folk into an utterly unique sounds that is both technically masterful and emotionally powerful. The result is that his most recent album, Peace Love Ukulele, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard World Album Chart…Hard to imagine.  You need to listen to his music.

I am telling you because Jake Shimabukuro will appear at Benaroya Hall-Taper Auditorium October 24th at 7 PM.  Go to ticket info for cost information and to Benaroya for directions and parking info.

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