Jake Shimabukuro is acknowledged by many as a man who has helped to reinvent the Ukulele. Coinciding with the release of his latest album "Grand Ukulele", Jake begins a 30 date US tour.
If you are new to Jake Shimabukuro or the Ukulele, Shimabukuro combines elements of rock, jazz, flamenco, bluegrass and funk with stunning virtuoisity, coaxing a previously unheard variety of sound, mood and colour from the four-stringed, two octave instrument.
After bursting onto the global stage with a sensational Youtube video (10 million + views) of his arrangement of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", Jake continues to rewrite the book on what is possible with this beautiful, unsung instrument. As the man himself says - "if everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place". Those of us who have seen or heard him play probably agree with him.