His virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all notions of the instrument's potential. Conversations with Shimabukuro reveal the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician.
Leslie Wilcox talks with internationally renowned ukulele phenom Jake Shimabukuro. Jake started playing the ukulele at age four and later found local success as part of music trio Pure Heart. Jake talks about pushing the limits of a four-stringed instrument, discovering the viral YouTube video that catapulted his solo career and settling into a new phase in his life: fatherhood.
Enjoy dynamic performances by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, a native of Hawai i.
Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro has received attention from YouTube, Rolling Stone Magazine, and has wowed audiences everywhere. Meet the man behind the music as he fulfills his mission to put the ukulele on the world stage.
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