Here are the Finalists for the “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings” Contest!

Congratulations to our contest winner, Suyi Liu!

Thank you all who submitted to the Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings Contest! We were very impressed by the range of creative videos submitted from countries including Taiwan, the UK, and Canada. Our youngest contestant was Sydney, 10 years old from Thailand! Way to go girl!

After careful consideration we have narrowed it down to 8 finalists. Congratulations to:

Brian Hernandez
Merced, CA, USA

Shizuno Furuya 
Miami, FL, USA

Danny Pham
Spokane, WA, USA

Chris Cortes
Allen, TX, USA

Annier Lee
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Leah Alcyon
Seattle, WA, USA

Marc Oda
Illinois, USA

Suyi Liu
Worcester, MA, USA

>>See our playlist with the TOP 8 FINALISTS<<

Now it’s time for YOU, our audience, to help out! Please look through the finalists videos on YouTube, “like” your favorites, and comment on why you like that video.

Jake will be watching and ultimately decide the winner, who will meet him LIVE in person! The announcement will be made on Monday June 3rd.

We will also announce the winners of a ticket to see Jake at an upcoming show.

Good luck everybody, and thank you to all of our finalists for showing us the influence of Jake’s music on your life!

Thanks to our friends at PBS Arts for promoting this contest.


If you’re in the US, check out “Life on Four Strings” on PBS online (for a limited time).