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Jammin' with Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro
Jammin' with Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro

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AIR DATE: May 6, 2010

We've heard about jamming on a guitar, but jamming on an ukulele? Music virtuoso and Hawaiian sensation Jake Shimabukuro proves you can rock out on the ukulele. He started playing when he was 4, and rocketed to YouTube fame when he played George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Jake tells us why the guitar's little cousin is making a name for itself, and how he makes it croon everything from Bach to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Jake Shimabukuro performs at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks on June 11 at 8 p.m.

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Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele player




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Saw him perform at the Detroit Institute of Arts recently, and he is AMAZING. An incredibly talented player and just a nice guy to top it off.
KuromiSamaJun 13, 2010 19:05:12 PM
thank you for interviewing Jake. I am a big fan - I have all his CD's. Thank you!
Lee Yun-HueiJun 9, 2010 10:00:34 AM
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