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Gig Alert: Jake Shimabukuro

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jake Shimabukuro (Photo by Merri Cyr)

Jake Shimabukuro
"Island Fever Blues"
Playing on Friday at NYU Skirball Center

Get: Tickets ($30-40) | Directions

If there’s one thing you can say about Jake Shimabukuro, it’s that the man knows his way around four strings. The Hawaiian singer and musician has made waves with his astonishing technique and covers of well-known songs…all on the ukulele.

Our download for today's Gig Alert is an Shimabukuro original - "Island Fever Blues." You can also watch a video of him performing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" on solo ukulele at TED 2010 below. Shimabukuro plays at the NYU Skirball Center Friday night.

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Carla

Wow....Jake...you are amazing!!! I am in awe - went to a yoga class today, you were on the teacher's playlist, the George Harrison song...I asked where can I find more of this music, and she told me...I am wanting to listen to you all day! Keep playing please!!!!

Dec. 14 2012 12:23 PM

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