For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents Jake Shimabukuro

Escondido, California — :

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Center Theater @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
$35-$70 / Time: 7:30 pm

“Buoyant musicianship and brisk proficiency.” –The New York Times

“Leading a ukulele renaissance.” –PBS “Newshour”

“He has transformed the instrument.” –Pollstar

“One of the hottest axe men of the past few years (who) doesn’t actually play guitar.” –Rolling Stone

Escondido, CA — Wednesday, November 3, 2015 — On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Center audiences will experience the sizzling live performance of world-renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Upon the release of Shimabukuro’s new album, Travels, on October 9, 2015, it quickly found its way to the #2 spot on the Billboard World Chart. His undeniable artistry and musicianship is confirmed by numerous accolades from critics and audiences alike.

Viewed by his peers as a “musician’s musician,” Jake’s discography includes collaborations with a wide range of artists, from Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Cyndi Lauper to Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Lyle Lovett and Bette Midler — with whom he performed for the Queen of England in 2009. In recent years, Shimabukuro has become a hot commodity on national TV, guesting on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America and The Today Show. He’s wowed audiences at SXSW, Bonnaroo Music Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival and the cutting-edge TED conference. In 2012, he was the subject of an acclaimed documentary, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.

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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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