Meet Jake Shimabukuro, 35-year-old Japanese American ukulele sensation from Hawaii. He started the ukulele at age 4, but his talent is now internationally recognized. Jake is best known for transforming this simple 4-stringed instrument with his innovative vision toward music and his passion for the ukulele. With elements of jazz, classical, folk, rock, and traditional Hawaiian music, Jake awes his audience with his incredible skills. He has performed on a number of nationally televised shows, such as “ The Late Show with Conan O’Brien” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and he spent the last year touring in the United States and Japan, for his latest album Peace Love Ukulele.
Find out more about Jake on TV this Sunday, January 15th, where he will be featured on CNN’s “The Next List”, and keep checking this space and our Facebook page to hear more about the upcoming Jake Shimabukuro documentary, PEACE LOVE UKULELE funded by CAAM!
MORE ABOUT JAKE SHIMABUKURO, and the upcoming film PEACE LOVE UKELELE:
This one-hour film portrait will capture ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro’s performances before sold-out crowds, as well as intimate moments of life on the road and visits home to his native Hawai’i, where he has risen from local hero to international star.
PEACE LOVE UKULELE is directed by Tadashi Nakamura
and is a production of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC).
Premiering at the 30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (Mar 8-18, 2012).
Keep checking our website for more information about this screening and how to buy tickets!
Visit Jake Shimabukuro’s Website to view more videos
Watch Jake’s TEDx Talk
View a Time Magazine Live feature on Jake