Ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro will perform at The Kentucky Center on January 28. Event details.
In this PremierGuitar.com interview, the focus in on his musicianship, primarily the amazingly beautiful tone he is able to coax out of an instrument that many view as a cultural cliché. The phenom from Hawaii talks about his love for the uke, its part in spreading world peace, and his new album "Peace, Love, Ukulele."
Shimabukuro laughs at himself, saying audiences around the world often have low expectations of a touring ukelele player, which accounts for the transcendant communal experiences that take place at his shows, as he shares the "joy and happiness the instrument brings" with them.