SFJazz Summer Series Presents: Jake Shimabukuro

Take BART to the heart of San Francisco to enjoy the last show of the Davies Symphony Hall portion of the SFJazz summer series. BARTable and SFJazz invite you to join ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro for a night full of unique music on Sunday, August 16. Special discount is offered to SFJazz members!

From SFJazz: Widely recognized as “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele,” Jake Shimabukuro has created an international fanbase as a sensational performer whose concerts leave audiences awed, dazzled and delighted. Over the past decade, he's become a one-man army advancing the ukulele cause, turning the four-string axe into a supremely pliable musical vehicle, capable of generating everything from crunching, effects-laden rock to sensuously swinging jazz. Strumming with a hummingbird blur, he coaxes an impossibly big sound out of the little instrument, playing an intoxicating mix of pop tunes, American Songbook standards and lilting originals. Shimabukuro has released a series of award-winning albums, but surpassed himself with his latest album, Grand Ukelele, a multifaceted session produced by Alan Parsons (Abbey Road, Dark Side of the Moon) that showcases the range of his musical vision. It's a bravura recording that leaves no doubt why fellow string renegades such as banjo star Béla Fleck, fiddle wizard Darol Anger and cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma embrace him as one of their own.

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