Jake Shimabukuro




Ukulele virtuoso and composer, Jake Shimabukuro, combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco, into his musical compositions, adding his personal style and flair. Born in Hawaii and playing since the age of four, Jake has traveled the world, earning many prestigious awards. In this episode, he reveals the dreamlike series of events that led to his being discovered and why he finds joy in other’s misunderstanding of his instrument.


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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


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