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Jake Shimabukuro

Though many still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is becoming recognized as one of the world's top ukulele (oo-koo-LAY-lay) musicians.

His latest release, My Life (Hitchhike Records 1108) is an EP that features six brand-new ukulele arrangements of Jake's favorite tunes by Sarah McLachlan, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper, wrapped around the classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. On this heartfelt and beautiful recording, Jake respects the originals while integrating his own soulful, one-of-a-kind interpretations. This follows in the footsteps of Jake's smash hit full-length CD Gently Weeps (2006), which has sold 100,000 copies worldwide.

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Events

Date Detail Price
Nov27Tue
8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert, CA
Dec7Fri
8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Golden State Theatre
Monterey, CA
Dec20Thu
9:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
Dec21Fri
6:30 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
Dec22Sat
6:30 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Blue Note Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
Jan28Sun
8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb18Sun
8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC

Discography

 

Live

Black Label Records
2009

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My Life

My Life

Hitchhike Records
2008

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Gently Weeps

Gently Weeps

Hitchhike Records
2006

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Peace, Love & Ukulele

Black Label Records
2005

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Dragon

Black Label Records
2005

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Crosscurrent

Black Label Records
2003

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