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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Jake Shimabukuro
24 ratings
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17 reviews
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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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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  _

Description

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.