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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
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Jake Shimabukuro
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attended Oct 21 2009

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!

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attended Oct 21 2009

Superb..An absolute must see!

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attended Oct 21 2009

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.

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.