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Jake Shimabukuro

October 22, 2017
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
Annenberg Center Debut

Ukulele meets rock (and jazz, classical, bluegrass and folk) in the lightning-fast fretwork of Jake Shimabukuro. His breakout cover of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” hit YouTube 10 years ago and has since gained over 14 million views. Shimabukuro’s sophisticated arrangements and revolutionary techniques redefined the musical possibilities of the ukulele, drawing comparisons to innovators Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen and Miles Davis. He wears this virtuosity lightly, his calm, laid-back style is pure Hawaii. But the way he plays makes major waves.  

Masterclass with 
Jake Shimabukuro 
Grab your ukulele and join us for an intimate group masterclass to learn from Shimabukuro’s revolutionary techniques. Space is limited! Learn more and get tickets >>
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Photo credit:
1: Kayoko Yamamoto
2-4: Coleman Saunders