Jake Shimabukuro

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Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what’s remarkable about Shimabukuro’s transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, the Hawai’i-born virtuoso has taken the ‘ukulele to points previously thought impossible, and in the process he’s reinvented the applications for this tiny, heretofore underappreciated four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ‘ukulele.”

Make no mistake—these aren’t rote cover versions. “A Day in the Life” captures the cascading flourish of the original, even as @JakeShimabukuro’s stunningly strummed ukulele takes it into another dimension entirely. https://americansongwriter.com/review-its-the-ukulele-for-jake-shimabukuro/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1636819879

Ever heard of @JakeShimabukuro? If you haven't allow us to introduce you to the man who's been called the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele: https://www.wgbh.org/news/2016/07/06/local-news/jimi-hendrix-ukulele-jake-shimabukuro

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