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5575 Star Starred
Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

Jake is a miracle on the Uke......he is an extraordinary talent and a delight to witness. Catch this guy and you'll be awestruck with his versatility and musicianship

reviewed Oct 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert Dobbs
Red Velvet 77 events 17 reviews

Ukelele extraordinaire -- Jake can make his talk any musical language he desires! And he himself is a gracious, humble, engaging and entertaining fella who can amply fill a stage all by himself!

reviewed Oct 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 3 reviews

He is an amazing musician--fresh and original, and a great performer as well. I loved his show and look forward to seeing him again.

reviewed Oct 21 2009 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Jake Shimabukuro is taking the ukulele to places that it’s never been before.” —_San Francisco Chronicle    _
“His chords are as inventive as his solos are blazing, and he moves effortlessly between the two.” —_Vintage Guitar Magazine  _


Hawaiian-born Jake Shimabukuro has transformed the ukulele into a supremely pliable musical vehicle, capable of generating everything from crunching, effects-laden rock to sensuously swinging jazz. Strumming with a hummingbird blur, Shimabukuro coaxes an impossibly big sound out of the little instrument, playing an intoxicating mix of pop tunes, American Songbook standards and lilting originals. His thrilling new album, Live, captures the sheer intensity of a Shimabukuro performance, leaving no doubt about why he’s been embraced by fellow string renegades such as banjo star Béla Fleck, fiddle wizard Darol Anger and Australian guitar maestro Tommy Emmanuel.

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