Jake Shimabukuro Comes to McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 2/3
Ukelele wizard Jake Shimabukuro (pronounced "she-ma-boo-koo-row"), who has taken our perception of the four-string two-octave instrument further than anyone ever thought possible, performs at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte on Monday, February 3, at 7 P.M.
Tickets are priced at $47 and $32, and may be purchased at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Box Office, charged at 704-372-1000 or www.carolinatix.org.
Declared a "musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, Jake has won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, performed in front of the Queen of England, and had his viral video interpretation of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" rack up more than twelve million YouTube views.
His new record Grand Ukulele, an ambitious follow-up to 2011's Peace, Love, Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Charts), finds the Hawaiian musician collaborating with legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles' Abbey Road and his own highly successful solo projects.
His live concerts have been called an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a natural entertainer's flair.
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