Jake Shimabukuro: Art of the Ukulele

Jake ShimabukuroJake Shimabukuro is one of the most innovative ukulele players and composers today. Jake started performing at a local Honolulu cafe as a teenager, and has gone on to play festivals across the U.S, Europe, Japan and Australia. His most recent CD release, Live, represents the best of the best of his live playing.

In this podcast Jake talks about what makes the ukulele such a magical instrument, how he developed his playing technique, and why it is important to have a passion for what you do.

Photo Credit: Brandon Ching

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  3. kylee
    November 5th, 2010 22:53

    Jake is awesome, he’s got some future competition
    check out this little Japanese kid - he’s pretty good (and cute for a 5 year old!)

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    March 16th, 2011 00:04

    [...] Jake Shimabukuro has done for the ukulele what Jimi Hendrix did for the electric guitar. His latest album release, ‘Peace Love Ukulele’ showcases his amazing range and style. You can see him live at the San Francisco Jazz Festival on March 26. Jake Shimabukuro San Francisco Jazz Festival KadmusArts Podcast with Jake Shimabukuro [...]

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  8. eleuku
    September 17th, 2013 01:06

    I love Jake Shimabukuro..He is a very good ukulele player and famous too.love this post and it is worth posting it…a very bright future for Jake S in the world of ukulele music ahead..One of the best..

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