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Jake Shimabukuro

May 26, 2017 | 08:00PM - 10:00PM
Jake has elevated the ukulele from a beloved Hawaiian folk instrument to a world-class vehicle, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, to popular tunes and, most recently, classical symphonic concertos.

No wonder Rolling Stone called him “one of the hottest axemen of the past few years [who] doesn’t actually play guitar.”

Even Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has voiced his admiration saying, “Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.”

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, Jake’s sizzling live performances have made him 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, the Playboy Jazz Festival and the cutting-edge TED conference.

Jake was the subject of an acclaimed 2012 documentary, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings, and, in 2015, made history with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra when he performed the world premiere of Byron Yasui’s Concerto for ‘Ukulele & Orchestra, Campanella.

Venue Information:

Visalia Fox Theatre
300 Main Street
Visalia, CA, 93291