Jake Shimabukuro to Perform LIVE at Kleinhans Music Hall, 11/17
Shimabukuro has singlehandedly redefined the ukulele, exploring the instrument's possibilities like none other and inspiring a generation to learn the instrument. His YouTube videos of songs by The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix went viral and launched him into the international spotlight. He performs a range of rock music, tunes from his native Hawaii, and original works.
Shimabukuro is a relentless live performer, touring constantly and garnering global critical acclaim. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said: "He pulled sounds from that tiny device made of wood and nylon strings that defy science and reality, sounds that Eric Clapton would envy." The San Jose Mercury News said: "With Shimabukuro, the ukulele has found its Eric Clapton." He has released two albums in the past year: "Travels" in late 2015, and "Live in Japan" in February. He has ventured into classical music, making a successful debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic last fall and performing with other orchestras across the country. He returns to the Kleinhans stage in November for this solo show.