"Buoyant musicianship [and] brisk proficiency" — The New York Times
It’s rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and Miles Davis. It’s even more remarkable for an artist to have completely redefined the musical possibilities of his chosen instrument before his 35th birthday. But Jake Shimabukuro (she- ma-boo-koo-row) has already accomplished these feats—and more!—in little over a decade of playing and recording music on the ukulele. For his most recent album, Peace Love Ukulele (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Album Chart), Shimabukuro effortlessly mixes jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music, and folk, creating a sound that’s technically masterful, emotionally powerful, and utterly unique in the music world.