Jake Shimabukuro @ The Venue Aurora
Aug 24, 2019 | 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
The Venue Aurora | 21 S. Broadway Avenue | Aurora, IL 60505
The Venue is extremely proud to present Jake Shimabukuro! In coordination with the 2nd Annual City of Lights Ukulele Festival, Jake Shimabukuro will be bringing his sensitive, breathtaking ukulele skills to our stage. Come early to listen to Mr. Shimabukuro discuss ukulele history and impressions.
Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. As he matured, Shimabukuro also found inspiration from guitar players, drummers, pianists, and singers. Shimabukuro tours roughly half the year and makes frequent appearances on media outlets such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s Morning Edition – Shimabukuro’s album output hasn’t slowed. In 2016, he recorded the all-original Nashville Sessions at Music City’s famed Ronnie’s Place studio with producer R.S. Field (Steve Earle, Webb Wilder) and the ace rhythm section of bassist Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings. And now he’s returned to the same city and studio – and with the same gang, too (augmented by guitarist Dave Preston) – for his newest record, The Greatest Day, which was released on August 31, 2018.