Life on Four Strings Contest: Win A Chance to Meet Jake Shimabukuro!

Congratulations to our winner, Suyi Li!

Here’s your chance to win a trip to meet ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro in person!

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It all started in 2006, when a video of Jake playing George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was uploaded on YouTube. Twenty million-plus views later, it stands out as one of YouTube’s first viral videos. Jake credits it with jumpstarting his career.

Jake has astounded audiences worldwide by revolutionizing the humble ukulele, performing with international stars such as Jimmy Buffet, Yo-Yo Ma, and in front of the Queen of England with Bette Midler! “I just feel so honored and so grateful that my mom introduced me to this instrument at such a young age, because it definitely opened a lot of doors for me, and helped to shape me,” Jake says.

In celebration of the national broadcast premiere of Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings, YOU will have the chance to meet Jake in person! Just show us how Jake’s music has impacted your life.


  • In 1 minute or less, show us how Jake’s music has positively impacted your life.
  • One submission per person.
  • Upload your video to YouTube (including “Life on Four Strings Contest” in the title)
  • Send your video to by May 17, 2013 12PM Midnight HST

The public will be asked to vote and comment on their favorite(s).

May 21: We’ll announce the TOP 8 Finalists, who will be selected based on originality and public enthusiasm, determined by a committee of CAAM staff.

May 27: The winner will be selected by Jake himself in celebration of the National PBS Broadcast Premiere of “Jake Shimabukuro” Life on Four Strings on Friday, May 10th (check local listings).


The winner will receive a ticket to see and meet Jake in person at one of his upcoming shows. Includes one round-trip ticket, two nights hotel.

10 runner ups will receive a ticket to see Jake perform at an upcoming show.

Good luck everybody! For more information on the contest, visit or


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Check out the YouTube Playlist of the video submissions