Venue: Concert Hall
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Iconic ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro returns to the California Center for the Arts March 1st, 2018. Shimabukuro is world renown for his beautiful melodies and his uniquely inspiring covers of classic songs from all genres.
In his field Shimabukuro is essentially untouchable and often compared to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Playing ukulele since the age of four, and taught by his mother, he has gone on to collaborate with other icons such as Yo-Yo Ma, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Jimmy Buffet, and Bette Midler. His albums regularly top the Billboard World Music Charts, and recently was asked to play for Queen Elizabeth II in Blackpool, England.
Having toured the world over, Shimabukuro is a favorite with audiences at the CCAE, and has made our exquisite Concert Hall a must-stop for the last two years. This year is no different as Shimabukuro embarks on a worldwide tour in support of his newest record Nashville Sessions.
Nashville Sessions is a bit of a departure for the ukulele powerhouse, as he has found a way to breath new life into the instrument using pedals, distortion, and a rock n roll vibe that elevates his music to new heights.
Don’t miss your chance to see the man the New York Times calls “A Master of the Ukulele”, and whose live shows are equal parts rock spectacle and living room hangout.
Buy tickets online (below), or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.