World-renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, released Travels on Friday, October 9th worldwide. The debut for eOne is inspired by the Hawaiian native’s travels across the globe, reflecting the flavor of each stop through his uniquely crafted interpretation on the ukulele.
And tomorrow night at the Franklin Theatre, you can hear Jake Shimabukuro live at 8pm. Buy tickets for the show which start at $39 online. He has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart numerous times and has been declared a musical “hero.”
Listen to Shimabukuro play ‘Over the Rainbow’ in this video below.
He 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.
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.
In 2012, he was the subject of an acclaimed documentary, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.More Franklin Theatre News