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Jake Shimabukuro is a spectacular American ukulele artist, regarded as the finest ukulele player in American today. Originating from Honolulu, Hawaii, he has been an active part of the ukulele music scene since 1998 and his music is best described as a mix of rock and jazz. He has been associated with a number of artists including Pure Heart. He is an incredible ukulele virtuoso and his art can be best enjoyed live by booking Jake Shimabukuro tickets.
Jake Shimabukuro became fond of the ukulele when his mother gave him the instrument at the age of four. He then joined the band Pure Heart through which he gained fame, performing alongside guitarist Jon Yamasato and percussionist Lopaka Colon. The band then released its first album which led to them winning four Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, the Hawaiian Grammy Awards. Pure Heart won awards for the Island Contemporary Album of the Year, the Album of the Year, the Most Promising Artist of the Year and the Favorite Entertainment of the Year. A second album was released during the following year and titled as Pure Heart 2. It led to them winning the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for the Island Contemporary Album of the Year. After guitarist Yamasato left the group, Jake Shimabukuro and percussionist Lopaka Colon formed another group known as Colon in tribute to Augie Colon, a famous percussionist. A new guitarist joined the group and the band went on to win the 2001 Hoku Award as the Favorite Entertainer of the Year.
Jake Shimabukuro then embarked on his solo career when he released Play Loud Ukulele, an instructional DVD on playing the ukulele. In 2006, he composed the entire soundtrack of the movie, Hula Girls, and then went on to perform live with Jimmy Buffett and his band, The Coral Reefer Band. This performance was featured on the DVD released titled as Live in Anguilla by Jimmy Buffett. In 2009, he performed at the world famous Royal Variety Show alongside Bette Midler, playing a version of In My Life by the Beatles. As a philanthropist, he is renowned as the spokesman for Music is Good Medicine, an organization that advocates on the importance of healthy lifestyle and promotes the arts and music.
Jake Shimabukuro has also been featured on the famous CNN show, The Next List, and can be caught performing live at many American venues with his custom four string tenor ukulele created by Kamaka Ukulele along with a Line 6 Pod XT Live. He has released a number of albums over the course of many years with the first titled as Sunday Morning, released in 2002. His second album, Crosscurrent, was released in 2003 and was followed in 2004 by the album Walking Down Rainhill. In 2005, he came out with the album Dragon and in 2006, he released the album Gently Weeps. In 2007, he composed the Hula Girls movie soundtrack which was then released to public as well as an album titled as My Life. In 2009, he released the album 2009 and his latest album, Peace Love Ukulele was released in 2011.
Jake Shimabukuro has been featured on many of world’s biggest magazines. Time magazine describes him as one of the greatest ukulele musicians today in the world, emphasizing it by stating that a Google search for ukulele shows his video first. Jake Shimabukuro is an artist who has been compared to Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix. He has also won many awards and is easily one of the best artists to catch live for a spectacular live performance via Jake Shimabukuro tickets.