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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

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Cynthia Lin: Teaching Jazz Ukulele on Four Strings of Aloha

Read "Cynthia Lin: Teaching Jazz Ukulele on Four Strings of Aloha" reviewed by Arthur R George

"Aloha, everyone!" is Cynthia Lin's cheerful greeting to start her ukulele instructional videos which have compiled millions of views on YouTube. It is like a dear friend's individual welcoming. Her site mixes jazz classics: “Night and Day" by Cole Porter, “Don't Get Around Much Anymore," “On the Sunny Side of the Street," and “Unforgettable," among ballads ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Women's History Month Begins and A Broad Spectrum Celebrates Four Years!

Read "Women's History Month Begins and A Broad Spectrum Celebrates Four Years!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Happy fourth birthday to A Broad Spectrum! We hope to be on the air for many years to come. The first broadcast of Women's History Month includes new releases from vocalists Sinne Eeg, Aubrey Johnson, Judy Niemack and Gina Saputo, pianists Lara Driscoll, Jen Allen, saxophonist Jimmy Greene and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, with birthday shout ...

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: INTERVIEW

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 ...


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