Escondido, California — :

Jake Shimabukuro is world-renowned for his beautiful melodies and his uniquely inspiring covers of classic songs from all genres. He makes his way back to Escondido on March 1, 2018 at 7:30pm.

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 he 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 California Center for the Arts, Escondido 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 breathe 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.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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