PREVIEW: Jake Shimabukuro: Ukulele Wizard


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“If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a happier place,” Jake says in his 2010 Ted Talk.

And for those of us who have not picked up the underdog of all stringed instruments, perhaps we’ll just be happier watching Jake turn contemporary jams, such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” into perfectly plucked tunes with a uniquely island breeze about them.

Who: Jake Shimabukuro, the YouTube Ukulele Extraordinaire (part of the UMS season)

When: Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm

Where: Hill Auditorium

How Much?: $16-$25 for students (in the Mezzanine section only…you’ll still have a good view!)

While you wait for the show to begin, watch Jake perform the song that sent him to stardom: The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” … or should we say, Ukulele?