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Jake Shimabukuro On World Cafe | February 1, 2011 |

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One of the the world's top ukulele players, Jake Shimabukuro wows his audiences with intricate strumming and plucking, overwhelming enthusiasm and an electrifying stage presence. He began to play the ukulele at the tender age of 4 while living in Hawaii. He strummed along to all sorts of rock and pop he heard on the radio; he also learned to play an array of other instruments (piano, drums, classical guitar) to develop his ukulele skills.

Shimabukuro really made it big on YouTube — his video of a Beatles cover in Central Park received millions of hits and had people across the world wondering about this young ukulele virtuoso. Shimabukuro has released nine solo albums, in addition to four collaborations. His latest, Peace Love Ukulele, was released this January. (link)


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