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POSTPONED Jake Shimabukuro - April 5
Posted on 03/10/2019
Jake Shimabukuro - April 5

POSTPONED - Jake Shimabukuro

April 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

Shimabukuro's wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamao, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. As he matured, Shimabukuro also found inspiration from guitar players, drummers, pianists, and singers. Even athletes helped fuel the intensity of his artistic fire. Since his touring career began with a viral ukulele rendition of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' on YouTube, Jake Shimabukuro has been continuously entertaining audiences with his wholly unique instrumental music. The 12 tracks that comprise his latest album, The Greatest Day, feature some of Shimabukuro's most imaginative and adventuresome playing yet, with original material and reinvented hits like The Beatles 'Eleanor Rigby,' Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' and Jimi Hendrix's 'If 6 was 9.' Along with his tremendous professional achievements, Shimabukuro's personal life is filled with riches: He's a loving husband and proud father of two boys. While balancing career with family, he also remains firmly rooted in his commitment to community, frequently playing in schools in Hawaii and overseas, urging youngsters to find their passion and live drug-free.