This performance is being put on by UMS Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30pm in Hill Auditorium. Jake Shimabukuro first got famous through YouTube when he played a dazzling cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles.
I am a guitar player, but the first instrument I ever owned was a Ukulele which I would fiddle around with as a kid. The ukulele is a fun instrument to mess around with and play simple chords, but I switched to guitar because I thought the ukulele was too limiting. There aren’t many notes and a generally homogeneous sound amongst the strings. I thought of the ukulele as an instrument only meant to accompany singing by the beach. I am hoping Jake shows me how wrong I am Wednesday. Maybe I will be so inspired that I will take my old Ukulele out of storage and start playing again. Hope to see all of you there!