Jake Shimabukuro

Presented By: Lied Center of Kansas
Dates: November 4, 2016
Location: Lied Center of Kansas
Address: 1600 Steward Dr, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: (785) 864-2787
Time: 7:30 PM
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UKULELE WIZARD Consider the humble ukulele. It’s an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii. Islanders made the “machete” their own, mixing external influences of classical European music and Spanish guitar with Hawaiian songs. Native Hawaiians renamed the little machete the ukulele, and it’s become synonymous with Hawaiian music and Hawaiian culture. Jake Shimabukuro comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical. He’s combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition. Growing up in Hawaii, Jake’s influences included legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. Jake also credits icons like Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan as a source of inspiration.

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