"Jazz and rock critics have likened Mr. Shimabukuro (shee-mah-boo-kuh-roh) to such icons as Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, comparisons now unfurled like Homeric boilerplate wherever his intercontinental tour schedule leads him." -- The Wall Street Journal
Born and raised in Honolulu, Jake Shimabukuro’s life has always centered on the ukulele. He started playing at the young age of four, urged by his mother who also played. Today, he is widely recognized as the world’s top ukulele musician. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, his virtuosity defies labels. Performing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake views the ukulele as an “untapped source of music with unlimited potential.
This is Shimabukuro's 5th appearance at The Shedd.