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Jake Shimabukuro

Though many still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is becoming recognized as one of the world's top ukulele (oo-koo-LAY-lay) musicians. His latest release, My Life (Hitchhike Records 1108) is an EP that features six brand-new ukulele arrangements of Jake's favorite tunes by Sarah McLachlan, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper, wrapped around the classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". On this heartfelt and beautiful recording, Jake respects the originals while integrating his own soulful, one-of-a-kind interpretations

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lineup Announced For 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 18th Edition

Lineup Announced For 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival 18th Edition

Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the full lineup for the 2019 nine-day CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. Now in its 18th year, the festival will be held June 21 to 29 and present more than 320+ shows including a record 100+ free shows and 1500+ artists from around the world performing in 20 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Handpicked Is Grammy-winning Master Guitarist Earl Klugh's Most Personal And Profound Recording To Date

Handpicked Is Grammy-winning Master Guitarist Earl Klugh's Most Personal And Profound Recording To Date

July 30, 2013 Solo/duo Release Features Special Guests Vince Gill, Bill Frisell And Jake Shimabukuro In 1976, the Detroit-born guitarist Earl Klugh—a self-taught virtuoso whose broad influences included Bill Evans, Burt Bacharach, Laurindo Almeida and the great country guitarist {{Chet Atkins—burst on the scene with his self-titled debut album, which easily crossed beyond the categories of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Alan Light: Songs of Perseverance and Survival

Read "Alan Light: Songs of Perseverance and Survival" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Every once in awhile there comes a music book that ventures far beyond mere celebrity biography or fan appreciation. In a vigorous discourse combining excellent writing, shrewd criticism, and a kaleidoscope of people from all walks of life, Alan Light's The Holy or the Broken (Atria Books, 2012) traces the life of one unknown song, or ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jake Shimabukuro | California | Review | Photos

Jake Shimabukuro | California | Review | Photos

By L. Paul Mann Jake Shimabukuro :: 02.13.12 :: Carpinteria Plaza Playhouse Theater :: Carpinteria, CA The non-profit Carpinteria Plaza Playhouse Theater is the Santa Barbara area's newest live music venue. The 83-year-old little movie house has recently been remodeled as a community playhouse and concert hall. The theater sits in the center of downtown, in ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Earl Klugh's Weekend Of Jazz Returns To The Broadmoor For Its Ninth Season

Earl Klugh's Weekend Of Jazz Returns To The Broadmoor For Its Ninth Season

WEEKEND OF JAZZ RETURNS TO THE BROADMOOR FOR ITS NINTH SEASON Grammy Award-Winning Artist Earl Klugh Is Back This April! Colorado Springs, CO—It wouldn't be spring at The BROADMOOR without our exceptional group of guests, musicians and friends that gather each year to share their passion for jazz. GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist EARL KLUGH annually invites these ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Jake Shimabukuro: Defying Genres to Bring the Ukulele Mainland and Mainstream

Jake Shimabukuro: Defying Genres to Bring the Ukulele Mainland and Mainstream

Jake Shimabukuro recently visited the KPLU performance studio. Below is the audio and photos from KPLU’s Nick Morrison, Abe Beeson, and Justin Steyer. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE STUDIO SESSION KPLU was pleased to welcome ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro, into our studios on March 29, 2011. Jake played before not only a record number of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ukelele Star Jake Shimabukuro Tours U.S,

Ukelele Star Jake Shimabukuro Tours U.S,

Ukelele genius Jake Shimabukuro is making quite a stir in the jazz world. Among achievements, he was featured at last fall's Monterey Jazz Festival and in January released> Heart, Peace, Love, Ukulele on Hitchhike Records. He is currently on a nationwide tour and will be featured in Orange County,. March 4, at Segerstrom Center for the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

53rd Monterey Jazz Festival: A Distinctive New Orleans Flavor

Read "53rd Monterey Jazz Festival: A Distinctive New Orleans Flavor" reviewed by Larry Taylor

To summarize the high spots of the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival would certainly take more than one lead paragraph. From Sept. 17 through 19 at the Monterey, California, Fairgrounds, there was a pervasive New Orleans spirit in the air and the music. This was emphasized by the appearances of Trombone Shorty on Saturday afternoon, and Harry ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

53rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented By Verizon Coming in September!

500 Legendary Jazz Icons, Classic Collaborations and Multi-Cultural and International Artists on 8 Stages for 3 Days of Nonstop Entertainment, September 17㬏, 2010 Headliners on the Arena/Lyons Stage Include Dianne Reeves, Freedom Band with Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes; Ahmad Jamal, Harry Connick, Jr., Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians, Roy Hargrove Big Band, ...


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